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    Koi books

    Can anyone recommend any decent books on koi keeping?

    I am new to koi keeping but not fish keeping, just wondering if there was any decent reads on general koi keeping, koi selection/grading, koi varieties, health issues etc.

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    duncan griffiths book is excellent

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    Thanks, that looks like a great book on koi health. I think i have read about people referring to this book quite a bit on this forum.

    It's pricey but then again I'm finding out everything koi related is!

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    yes but you will find its well worth it

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    It's the sort of thing you want to ask for as a birthday / fathers day or christmas present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    It's the sort of thing you want to ask for as a birthday / fathers day or christmas present.
    Haha funny you mention that as it's exactly the reason I asked this question.... it's my birthday on Saturday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maplekoi View Post
    duncan griffiths book is excellent
    What's the book called? I've just looked for it and 2 come up the first one is an updated paperback for about £16 and the other is about £60.

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    step by step advanced koi diagnosis and treatments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    What's the book called? I've just looked for it and 2 come up the first one is an updated paperback for about £16 and the other is about £60.
    I found it for £42.95 plus delivery
    THE KOI HEALTH BOOK TO OWN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawson View Post
    I found it for £42.95 plus delivery
    THE KOI HEALTH BOOK TO OWN

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    When people were saying it was expensive I was thinking £100 + as an 18th Edition Electrical regs book is about £80 and then you need the onsite guide to go with it which is about £20 to £30

    Just rechecked and the one I saw for £16 was written by someone else so it wasn't the update to the first book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    When people were saying it was expensive I was thinking £100 + as an 18th Edition Electrical regs book is about £80 and then you need the onsite guide to go with it which is about £20 to £30

    Just rechecked and the one I saw for £16 was written by someone else so it wasn't the update to the first book
    I think £42.95 for a book is really expensive for a book, however it looks like this book has not been mass produced and is only stocked by 1 or 2 suppliers which is the most likely reason for this price tag.

    I know what your saying about the regs books but these are aimed at businesses which always commands a higher price tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawson View Post
    I think £42.95 for a book is really expensive for a book, however it looks like this book has not been mass produced and is only stocked by 1 or 2 suppliers which is the most likely reason for this price tag.

    I know what your saying about the regs books but these are aimed at businesses which always commands a higher price tag.

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    I bet the regs book is harder to understand as well LOL It's probably one of the worse written and layed out reference book there is as when you do the regs exam you are allowed to take the regs book in with you, the exam isn't knowing the regs it's knowing where to find the regs that apply for the situation in the book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    I bet the regs book is harder to understand as well LOL It's probably one of the worse written and layed out reference book there is as when you do the regs exam you are allowed to take the regs book in with you, the exam isn't knowing the regs it's knowing where to find the regs that apply for the situation in the book
    I haven't seen the 18th (yet) but I thought the 17th was fairly easy once you got used to it!

    Pain in the arse to use if you haven't learned how to use it though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawson View Post
    I haven't seen the 18th (yet) but I thought the 17th was fairly easy once you got used to it!

    Pain in the arse to use if you haven't learned how to use it though!

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    Yes once you get used to it LOL the index doesn't help much either as it give sections or appendixes not page numbers

    Any way getting back to the Duncan Griffiths book, it looks like it's worth the money at the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawson View Post
    I think £42.95 for a book is really expensive for a book, however it looks like this book has not been mass produced and is only stocked by 1 or 2 suppliers which is the most likely reason for this price tag.

    I know what your saying about the regs books but these are aimed at businesses which always commands a higher price tag.

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    its cheap if it saves a 2 grand koi lol

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    i have this book at it is very very good. agree with maple, the only thing wrong now is it needs updating. But I have learned loads of the book. so it is well worth the buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    its cheap if it saves a 2 grand koi lol
    Very true... is this the book you have? I have read some of your posts in the past where you have treated ulcers etc and I think u refered to a book/guide and med kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    its cheap if it saves a 2 grand koi lol
    What a regs book !!!

    Well I bet you will find it says keep the lids of water proof sockets closed at all times so maybe it could save a £2K Koi Fred LOL

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    [QUOTE=Frimley Koi keeper;299272]I bet the regs book is harder to understand as well LOL It's probably one of the worse written and layed out reference book there is /QUOTE]

    This is why I love the 18th Edition so much.

    If you go on sparks forums as a DIYer and ask "How do I do this", the response will be, "If you don't know you shouldn't be doing it, call an electrician".

    By googling electrical tasks I want to carry out it will land on an electricians forum and by the time I've read their arguments about interpreting the regs, I'll know exactly what I need to do for a safe installation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    I bet the regs book is harder to understand as well LOL It's probably one of the worse written and layed out reference book there is /QUOTE]

    This is why I love the 18th Edition so much.

    If you go on sparks forums as a DIYer and ask "How do I do this", the response will be, "If you don't know you shouldn't be doing it, call an electrician".

    By googling electrical tasks I want to carry out it will land on an electricians forum and by the time I've read their arguments about interpreting the regs, I'll know exactly what I need to do for a safe installation!
    And that's how I passed the 17th edition regs RS LOL

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