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    18-01-2020, 07:16 AM
    until Tuesday a few handfuls of OF over the day, now im at work so they are cold turkey
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    17-01-2020, 12:11 AM
    is the thermostat not in the hive unit? do they do one that can be plumbed in and talk to the mother unit?
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    17-01-2020, 12:08 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Oldest koi in General Koi Carp Chat
    30+. no reason a carp in your pond should not make 100
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    17-01-2020, 12:07 AM
    all its telling you is there is something in the water, but not what it is be it silt etc etc etc
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    07-01-2020, 11:36 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Water drums in Non - Koi Chat
    you need a shoal of damsels or they stress and a few as they naturally bully each other, gobies are fun, some clowns gobys (not worth getting if...
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    04-01-2020, 02:12 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Water drums in Non - Koi Chat
    my retailer would ask how old the set up is, before adding a critter that needs an established sandbed. have fun with the clowns, they will...
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    04-01-2020, 02:02 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Potassium in General Koi Carp Chat
    its as easy as its ever been to get hold of any of that stuff, its more the lose of morality that is now the problem, heck i remember using air...
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    04-01-2020, 01:54 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Water drums in Non - Koi Chat
    your tank wont be ready for a sand sifter for a long time yet, or your just going to watch it slowly die you did not add CUC when sdetting it up? ...
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    04-01-2020, 01:52 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Potassium in General Koi Carp Chat
    if you work in a lab, you soon find you don't need the stuff, not least as it needs such a long risk assessment and safe storage as it is nasty...
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    04-01-2020, 01:48 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Water drums in Non - Koi Chat
    its very easy to run, the less you mess with it and stick hands in etc the more stable it runs, the first few months while it cycles and you get...
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    04-01-2020, 01:44 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Potassium in General Koi Carp Chat
    the would work, but so would a rinse or use of ST, if you wanted to speed the process up.
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    04-01-2020, 01:42 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Water drums in Non - Koi Chat
    the damp could well be from the tank and other daily house use, its going to come out on the coldest spot, my set ups been unusual since mid...
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    04-01-2020, 01:32 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Water drums in Non - Koi Chat
    no leaks or spaces happening? the beauty of salt water is easy to spot leaks as the salts left behind, as that seems a lot, and unless your getting...
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    04-01-2020, 01:28 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Potassium in General Koi Carp Chat
    perfectly fine if its washed or neutralised, though his personal health is more at risk as its nasty stuff
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    04-01-2020, 01:26 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Water drums in Non - Koi Chat
    do you have a large difference between tank temp and room temp? my 500+ ltr one used to lose a lot, but adjusting the temp has it down at maybe a...
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    04-01-2020, 01:23 AM
    bowsaw replied to a thread Water drums in Non - Koi Chat
    for the duration your away a table water jug will easily be enough volume for a ro top up tank.
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    04-01-2020, 01:19 AM
    the tubs just to try and shift a earthy taste, if you get one from a non earth pond you can eat right away, nice enough, though pikes a nicer...
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