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    is anyone going to the koi show in Deltling next weekend, I went last year but didnt pick anything up, planning on going early Saturday to see whats around, is there anything i should be looking out for ie food or equipment to use after i have introduced fish. i may even pick up some fish depending on what they have in my budget.

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    Looking to get my first few fish this weekend will be getting 4 to 6 fish only small just to get the filters going. Are there any tips once I've introduced them to keep them healthy whilst the filters start maturing. I'm going to pick up some live bacteria

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    Got my first few koi today, learnt that I shouldn't take others with me as they want to pick them too but guess I couldn't say know to the kids and the wife

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    Couple more

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    How many did you buy Steve?

    The Doitsu hariwake is a lovely fish mate.
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    5 in total all small between 4-6 inches. Just something to get the filters going

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve1984 View Post
    5 in total all small between 4-6 inches. Just something to get the filters going

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    Love them all mate really nice

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    Thanks, I've no idea what they are need to learn the different types of koi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve1984 View Post
    Thanks, I've no idea what they are need to learn the different types of koi

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    I haven't got a clue about mine tbf Haha I like fish that's the top and bottom of it haha

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    Now that I've introduced the first lot of fish I know I have to wait to put more in so that the filters can mature, but how do I know when they are matured enough to add a couple more.

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    Well what I am going to do when I start adding fish to my QT system Steve is test the water and see if Ammonia is being converted to Nitrite and then to Nitrate and when I only have readings for Nitrate and the other 2 are virtually zero then I would like to think that my filters are maturing fairly well so would then keep an eye on the readings for a week or so and if I am feeding a constant amount with steady readings I would think I should be OK to add another fish or 2 and then again keep testing regularly and be prepared to have to do a few quick 10% to 20% water changes if the readings start to go up and stay up. May be a bit different for a QT and a main pond speed wise possibly but the basic principle is the same - know your filtration's limits and let that be your guide to what, when and if you can add extra fish.

    As always these are just my thoughts and others may differ - they usually do

    Good luck and keep up the good work on your pond

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    Cheers will work on that basis for now then. Wasnt sure if what I added would be ot for the year or not.

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    Cheers will work on that basis for now then. Wasnt sure if what I added would be ot for the year or not.

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    Just keep an eye on your water parameters and be aware of new pond syndrome too. I think you have to work on about 6 weeks for the filters to mature and best part of 2 years for a pond to fully mature?

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    9 months for my filter to keep on top of parameters.

    And after 1 year a very mild CT treatment knocked back nitrites for a few days.

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    Ok will take things slowly and keep testing see how I get on

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    Wow the mrs and I have just priced up the rest of the bits we want to finish the garden off, sleepers, sand, turf, slate and some lighting almost another £1k not to mention all additional work that it'll cause. There was me thinking it the expense and hard work was over Steves 1st pond build

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