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    "Koi's Law"

    Not as an attempt to dissuade anyone from getting into this very addictive hobby, I thought I'd start a thread giving examples of the things with which we have to contend, where other contributors can add examples of their own experiences.

    Here's a couple to start;

    If you're building a pool or making any sort of alterations to one, as soon as you are part-way through it, it'll start raining.

    If any koi decides to go "fins up" it's likely to be your favourite.


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    This should be a good thread

    Whatever your budget is...you will go over

    It will take more skips than you imagine to move the spoil

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    Can't think of any at the moment but all true so far!!
    1630 Gallon raised pond
    4" 'Avenue' bottom drain
    Estro sieve
    Econobead EB60 bead filter
    Sequence 18000 pump, 6000 pump on skimmer line
    Elecro 2kW in-line heater
    Evolution Aqua 70 air pump
    Standard wall skimmer
    Hozelock Vorton 55watt UV
    and some nice koi

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    Cool

    I should have made it bigger.

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    I should have made it bigger and deeper.

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    Why did I think raising baby koi was going to be easy....

    Easy not, cheap not... but fun... yeah
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    Any major catastrophe which needs immediate attention will be when its dark , cold and pouring down with rain

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    When you carefully remove any piece of equipment for maintenance where washers or "O" rings are employed to prevent leaks...When you come to reassemble it, one will be missing.
    "The information's out there,
    You only have to let it in." (Jesse Stone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengrass View Post
    Any major catastrophe which needs immediate attention will be when its dark , cold and pouring down with rain.
    I'd add that usually the only available equipment on hand, will be a bucket and a torch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doghouse Riley View Post
    I'd add that usually the only available equipment on hand, will be a bucket and a torch!
    and it'll be late Sunday, when everywhere's closed
    1630 Gallon raised pond
    4" 'Avenue' bottom drain
    Estro sieve
    Econobead EB60 bead filter
    Sequence 18000 pump, 6000 pump on skimmer line
    Elecro 2kW in-line heater
    Evolution Aqua 70 air pump
    Standard wall skimmer
    Hozelock Vorton 55watt UV
    and some nice koi

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    1. some equipment is bound to break down the day after the warranty expires.

    2. the ''why didnt i think of that'' moment

    3. the ''i wish i had done that instead of this''

    4. the moment you lean over too far to fish something out of the pond, hear a ''plop'', look down and then see your brand new mobile gently floating to the bottom of the pond.

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    Angry

    You spot the heron to late and he's just had your new jumbo tosia that cost you more than you told the wife it did

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    It's never finished

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    OMG some of you have really been through pain for your hobby

    Laura did that really happen?

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    Had a heron get one of my tosai in 2008, bummer... can't get in now.

    Laura, also had my mobile phone drop down the bottom of the baby tank.

    Another one to add.

    Never trust bendy pipework to add extra o2 when treating. I lost half my pond water down the garden and into next door when treating with PP for Trich... didn't do the grass much good either, turned it purple.
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    yep that really happened. worst thing was i had just had a spray tan done too, so half it washed off and i had one white arm lol.
    the koi were fine though and didnt change colour lol

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    "If I were to build it again, I wouldn't make it quite like this."
    "The information's out there,
    You only have to let it in." (Jesse Stone)

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    you order something off the tinternet a couple of days ago, and then need to pop out to get some bits, only to come home and find them tell tale cardboard delivery notices laying on your door mat saying politely in their own talk ''You missed it stupid!!''

    aaarrgghh!!! infuriating having to wait for re delivery or getting stuck in traffic because that milk and bread was just sooooo important and couldnt wait a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoo_15_uk View Post
    you order something off the tinternet a couple of days ago, and then need to pop out to get some bits, only to come home and find them tell tale cardboard delivery notices laying on your door mat saying politely in their own talk ''You missed it stupid!!''

    aaarrgghh!!! infuriating having to wait for re delivery or getting stuck in traffic because that milk and bread was just sooooo important and couldnt wait a few hours.
    Decades ago, kids used to play a game called "Knock down Ginger" where they'd knock on someone's door and then run away having disappeared up the road before anyone answered.

    Now it's called "Parcel Force."
    "The information's out there,
    You only have to let it in." (Jesse Stone)

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    How about if its got the word "Koi" on it will be twice the price!

 

 
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