My humble pond

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My humble pond

Postby Thorny » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:57 pm

Hi all this is My first post on Koi Quest.
So I would like to say a big hello to all you fellow Koi keepers.
This is My 2000 Gallon set up, and aome of My Koi.
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Postby kayoss » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:01 pm

Hi Justin

Welcome to KoiQuest. :D

Neat looking pond and some lovely koi - look forward to seeing that Showa develop a bit. Any more details - size, dealer etc :?:

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Postby cupid koi » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:04 pm

Hi Justin
welcome

Your pond looks nice and clear,the fish look super,and we all love a BP trickle tower :lol: :lol:

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Postby Thorny » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:21 pm

Hello and thanks for the nice replies. The Showa is only a 7 inch Ogata tosai I purchased earlier this Year from KoiLogic in Essex. The Kohaku is also a 7 inch Tosai, but bred by Ogawa and purchased from the Koi waterlife centre in Kent. This is another pic of the pond I posted the wrong one first time. This is My second summer as a Koi keeper, I am already planning the next pond. Much bigger, cant wait.
Thanks for makeing Me a Sandbar Shark. I worry My Koi will not come near Me know for fear of being eaten lol
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Postby Gazza » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:25 pm

Hi Thorny,

Welcome to Koi Quest and thanks for the nice pictures of the pond and fish :D

So whats the filtration and stuff ...whats in the boxes :?: :?: :?:

The Ogawa Kohaku looks nice i also have the same from the KWC and they come on very nice :D
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Postby vippymini » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:34 pm

Hi ,

Welcome to koi quest, looks a lovely pond. Look forward to hearing more!!!!

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Postby jason-m » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:41 pm

Hello Justin.

Welcome to the board... :wink:
don't forget the pics when you plan the new pond...
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Postby GERRY5 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:16 am

welcome aboard justin
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Postby tomy2ponds » Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:44 am

Hi Justin love the kohaku very nice,nice looking pond too welcome to Koi Quest/LEE
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Postby Thorny » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:28 am

My filtration is a small settlement chamber, then 50 litres fluidiezed K1 the on to Jap Mat. Then 5000 litres return via two returns to create a slight vortex in My pond. Then another 5000 litre pump feeds My home made Trickle Tower. That is, first chamber flocur with a sheet of filter wool on top, then two chambers of Alfagrog. Since I added the TT to My pond I cant believe the improvement it made to My water quality. As I made that mistake most new Koi keepers make when starting out. Rushing to fill the pond with Koi and feeding them like crazy. I lost a couple of Koi due to new pond syndrome. I done a bit of research and added the TT all My troubles disapeared.
Heres is another of My Koi from Ogawa.
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Postby Al » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:13 pm

Nice set up Justin, i was leaning towards the Kohaku until i saw the last Showa pic, thats a cracker..... :wink:
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Postby fatherted » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:58 pm

Welcome to Koiquest Justin. I am looking for a kohaku just like that :D
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Postby Thorny » Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:19 pm

Thanks for all Your kind words, and makeing Me fill very welcome Here on KoiQuest.
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Postby phoenixpete » Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:52 am

I see you like "bullies" , never mind the fish :lol: (just kidding)
I want to see pictures of bullies :D
Do you have one?
See Jane's avatar for our one "billy"

P.S. Nice pond and koi by the way :)
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Postby andyb » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:15 am

Yeah Hi Justin, welcome to the best koi forum in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD :shock: :shock: :shock: :D


Those fish of yours look just dandy :D what dealers do you use.


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