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    Rare Recommendation

    I donít often post reviews here unless itís responding to someone elseís thread, and I know it can get a bit salesy however just this once Iím going to mention Gaz from Aurora.

    Bear in mind that heís 70 miles up the road from me and Iíve only bought a couple of fish from him so far he very kindly trekked down to help me do a gill scrape. I knew I had something going on and had scraped a few over recent couple of months without finding anything. Had assumed it was largely NPS and poor parameters, now those were under control a second opinion was needed not least because after being at this pond build etc for the best part of two years it does sometimes get on top of you.. Sometimes a second opinion allows a slightly different answer to emerge or just set your mind at rest, both hugely valuable.

    Anywhere ignoring the guys enthusiasm for getting me out of bed for 7.30 on a weekend it was a hugely helpful visit. I wonít talk money but it was very reasonable particularly bearing in mind he was with me for a couple of hours plus at least the same again travelling.

    Interestingly found some Trich and discovered that they were easy to see on his scope but a lot harder on mine, and that was when I knew they were there and what I was looking for.! Given I have an Apex (albeit old) I suspect part of the problem is my eyesight going, either way a new scope is needed.

    So to close a much appreciated service being offered that I would thoroughly recommend



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    Hi David,

    Thank you for your kind review and apologies for being your alarm clock (I made sure I did not miss the ‘l’ there)...

    I enjoyed the visit and was delighted to have assisted you.

    Hope to see you again soon.

    Cheers

    Gaz
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Some well deserved praise Rare Recommendation I'm still researching the cloning process as I'd like a @Gazkoi down South Rare Recommendation

    Re the Apex, if budget and set up allows, might be worth trying a USB camera to use with your scope so you are viewing on a PC or Laptop as opposed to looking through the eyepiece. My eyesight is very bad now as my op for cataracts is indefinitely suspended (thanks COVID) so I can't look down the eyepiece at all as light just reflects off the cataracts. It's like looking through broken safety glass!

    Other benefit is that you'll be able to photograph and video your scrapes to share on here for 2nd opinions Rare Recommendation

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    Lol and Thanks Koiz - I hope you are well

    Cheers

    Gaz
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    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Gaz

    Hahahaha you do realise you have become the go to man no matter where the issue

    Lands End, John O'Groats or Timbuctoo

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    Lol Wain,

    Like many other members on here I am no ‘expert’ but just have a rapidly growing level of experience due to my small koi business and hobbiest endeavours. I am genuinely happy to help whoever I physically can (be that on here, in person or by phone) and share my experiences / give my opinion wherever possible.

    This forum has been a great find where I have made many new contacts and friends in the world of Koi. There are plenty of threads and responses on here that I have learned things from, which I am highly appreciative of, so just looking to play my part back in reciprocation.

    I see koi keeping as ‘us’ vs nature so the more experiences (good and bad) that we can pool together, the more chance we have of becoming successful keepers and reduce throwing hard earned money down the drain, developing grey hairs and wrinkles, having sleepless nights, bouts of Tourette’s, making ‘bad’ decisions and keep our beloved koi thriving.

    Cheers

    Gaz
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    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    I see koi keeping as ‘us’ vs nature so the more experiences (good and bad) that we can pool together, the more chance we have of becoming successful keepers and reduce throwing hard earned money down the drain, developing grey hairs and wrinkles, having sleepless nights, bouts of Tourette’s, making ‘bad’ decisions and keep our beloved koi thriving. Cheers Gaz
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    Be better if you could drop the grey hair references though ..... just sayin’

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    Be better if you could drop the grey hair references though ..... just sayin’

    Hahahaha you and Fred
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    Gets to a stage that you’re just relieved you have some

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    I second that, Gaz has been a welcome aid to my pond build. Even though we're a long distance customer, Gaz has done his best to sort things out for me promptly to keep me moving along. Even got me embroiled in some grow and show malarky for my empty pond! That and sending me a regular stream of fish to buy when I'm finally ready!

    He's useless at getting hold of Spindrifter's in the middle of a pandemic though!
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    lol cheers Bazza.

    Always best to get spindrifters from retailers who pretend to have them in stock in my experience

    cheers

    Gaz
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wain View Post
    Hahahaha you and Fred
    I am a baldy. So no grey hair. Rare RecommendationRare Recommendation


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    Nice one gazza

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