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  1. Thread: To scoop or not

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    Oh I see. Well, fish waste sitting on the bottom...

    Oh I see. Well, fish waste sitting on the bottom of the pond is a bad thing- it should really be going to your filters, so addressing why it isn’t would be the best idea.

    Disturbing the bottom of...
  2. Thread: To scoop or not

    by Feline
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    Where are you scooping out fish waste from?...

    Where are you scooping out fish waste from? :confused:
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    I agree that this looks like the koi has scraped...

    I agree that this looks like the koi has scraped itself on something- can easily happen during the normal argy bargy that happens around feeding times, but also can be caused by something rough in or...
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    There’s nothing wrong with a decently sized multi...

    There’s nothing wrong with a decently sized multi bay setup as a filter, so long as you’re prepared to do the dirty work cleaning it :D
    I you go static K1/micro K1 in the first bay for mechanical...
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    Whatever you decide to do now in terms of...

    Whatever you decide to do now in terms of changing, do it very slowly.
    You certainly have not passed through and out of the other side of NPS in 2 weeks. If you increase feeding expect to see a rise...
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    It’s normal- it’s not that the cartridges are...

    It’s normal- it’s not that the cartridges are doing anything to the pH really, but what you need to do to check your mains water true pH is leave a jug of tap water open to the air overnight and then...
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    I’ve done absolutely nothing to my pond this year...

    I’ve done absolutely nothing to my pond this year :D

    Your pond looks nice. My dad’s pond has a bridge over it very similar to yours, his fish hear his feet on the bridge and come clamouring to be...
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    How does it compare with your tap water? That’s...

    How does it compare with your tap water? That’s always the most important thing to consider with test results.
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    The alert thing sends its text message when power...

    The alert thing sends its text message when power is lost, and then again when power comes back on. It must have some kind of battery in it I suppose. If I text #01# to it then it replies with a...
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    It’s more likely to be a tumour or cyst I’m...

    It’s more likely to be a tumour or cyst I’m afraid, which you’re not going to be able to do much about. You would need ultrasound to confirm this, but unless you’re considering surgery the diagnosis...
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    All of the non-budget drums have bypass systems-...

    All of the non-budget drums have bypass systems- mine has 4 x 4” bungs that you pop out.

    Also the controller and probes on the more expensive drums have low water level sensors that shut off the...
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    Yes, here is my tip list :D (not necessarily in...

    Yes, here is my tip list :D (not necessarily in the right order):


    Have 2 pots of solvent weld with applicators and 2 people. Each of you apply it to one part of the joint for speed.
    Work in a...
  13. Thread: Amalgam uv ?

    by Feline
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    Im not sure where you could put one without...

    Im not sure where you could put one without exposing the bio media to UV, which you don’t want to do? I don’t have a Nexus personally though.
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    Yes I would just soak it for a few hours then...

    Yes I would just soak it for a few hours then neutralise it before rinsing off with water.
    Technically you could just rinse it off down the drain, but I don’t like putting active PP into the...
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    so long as you never noticed the x bit the...

    so long as you never noticed the x bit the results you’ve been reading are fine :D
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    Inside the filter house so no risk of freezing...

    Inside the filter house so no risk of freezing etc.
    Pipe into the bottom of lower shower tray coming out beneath the media. It’s there for 2 reasons- handy location and it doesn’t go straight to any...
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    Have a read if this thread if you’re interested...

    Have a read if this thread if you’re interested :D https://www.koiforum.uk/koi-carp-chat/17426-test-kit-troubles.html
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    No I’m sure. Their packaging and labelling...

    No I’m sure.
    Their packaging and labelling people are confused. The chemists have already taken into account the conversion factors for the scale on the results chart. You can confirm this by...
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    Thats a controversial question. Most people...

    Thats a controversial question. Most people continue to feed, but just small amounts and only what they will eat in a couple of minutes. It’s best to avoid growth foods and other higher protein foods...
  20. Thread: Auto Top Up

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    Anoxic doesn’t work so well at reducing nitrate...

    Anoxic doesn’t work so well at reducing nitrate if you run it alongside a normal biofilter I think.
    I would get Syd’s input before you invest in the baskets etc. to be sure that what you’re planning...
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    The NT labs results card is mislabelled. The...

    The NT labs results card is mislabelled. The reading actually correlates to NO3 so there’s no need to use a correction factor. They’ve removed the error on most of their more recent kits I believe....
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    I don’t know- I have assumed the UV should be off...

    I don’t know- I have assumed the UV should be off because it is a dye based liquid, and they are generally deactivated much quicker by UV. So you would have to ask Duncan.

    I think when fish go...
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    If you have a filtoclear then chances are it came...

    If you have a filtoclear then chances are it came bundled with an Oase Aquamax pump.
    Its a pressure filter- which means it is running a much more power hungry pump than a non pressurised filter...
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    Yes, the pads on the nitrate strip come up higher...

    Yes, the pads on the nitrate strip come up higher than the ones on some of the other strips. I always thought this ,isn’t be some kind of blotting paper to soak something up. Or something like that...
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    Usually a biofilm will bounce back quickly from a...

    Usually a biofilm will bounce back quickly from a PP dose so long as it’s not too high a dose. Exceptions to this are when a biofilm is still very young- it actually takes a good year or more to...
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