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  1. Thread: Running costs

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    Good shout, as for car insurance I change every...

    Good shout, as for car insurance I change every year for when you get the cheap one guarantee the following year it will shoot up,so back to gocompare etc the next year.:)
  2. Thread: Solar Power

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    Hi colin, I have the Jebao 18000 and a great...

    Hi colin, I have the Jebao 18000 and a great pump got to have a variable now days.

    They do reckon it is the same pump but different labels.
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    Uk Nishikigoi near St Helen's are good though I...

    Uk Nishikigoi near St Helen's are good though I have been there once but not bought yet.

    Reasonably priced and I will be going in the spring Colin to buy tosai.
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    I like the one with the red head/ Shiro...

    I like the one with the red head/ Shiro utsuri,but choice is up to you of course Rs.
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    Think he would be wearing some of that pipe round...

    Think he would be wearing some of that pipe round his neck.
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    They are looking good Rs,I use that flexi pipe as...

    They are looking good Rs,I use that flexi pipe as well great stuff and can be solvent weld.

    Are you putting them out in the spring?
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    Hi Mike, if you have moved them indoors I...

    Hi Mike, if you have moved them indoors I presume its warmer there.

    If so that is fine as long as gradually,koi dont like going warm to cold but cold to warm is ok as long as not too sudden.
  8. Not an expert on this but as I see it brown is...

    Not an expert on this but as I see it brown is the same as black,except black is UV ok but brown isnt so it has to be underground.

    Got to solvent weld underground and ok pushfit above ground is ok...
  9. Agree with Alan above,mine is a k/koi drain with...

    Agree with Alan above,mine is a k/koi drain with black solvent weld pipe to 4ins slide valve.
    When doing the base I put rebar above and below the underground pipe for strength and no probs for the...
  10. Thread: Retro bd mod

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    Cant think of any way other than a reducer Aj.

    Cant think of any way other than a reducer Aj.
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    Hi Martin, chip on four sides of the block with...

    Hi Martin, chip on four sides of the block with a bolster then give it a good whack.
    Or use electric angle grinder with a concrete cutting disc,better for hollow blocks.

    Have a look on my link...
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    Have to check his mouth when he leaves :D Not...

    Have to check his mouth when he leaves :D

    Not a bad lad really and he will help you as much as he can if possible.
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    Let's hope it doesn't do too much damage,your...

    Let's hope it doesn't do too much damage,your garden looks amazing Dave even with the plant pots on top.
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    My garden is south facing so covered,it does make...

    My garden is south facing so covered,it does make it a bit darker but not too much.

    I too had heron problems but not now and I like it covered.
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    Grog is great in a shower but use the big stuff....

    Grog is great in a shower but use the big stuff.
    I made the mistake and ordered some small and boy it is small and needs to go in a mesh sack.
  16. Thread: Koi Dealer Visit

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    Hi Colin hope you are well. Nothing wrong with...

    Hi Colin hope you are well.

    Nothing wrong with Israeli koi in my book and I have seen some nice ones on line from a company in Derby.

    Have they many tosai,under 1 yr?
    Havnt been there Colin...
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    The only pics I have are the ones on my...

    The only pics I have are the ones on my posts,when I sort them out I will be taking pics of them in their groups of colours,dont know how many in there but too many.:eek:

    Must say though the seive...
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    Thanks for clearing that up Rs still a lovely koi...

    Thanks for clearing that up Rs still a lovely koi yours.

    I have some metalic Ochiba in my grow ons as well as Doitsu Ochiba.
    Stuffy is coming over in a few weeks to help me sort them out and get...
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    I have started dropping the temp in my grow on...

    I have started dropping the temp in my grow on now,but you could wait a bit as Fred said.
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    Love them as well Rs all Doitsu,must be a bit of...

    Love them as well Rs all Doitsu,must be a bit of German in me.

    Dont want to contradict you Rs but I thought Ochiba were grey and brown as in Autumn leaves,or maybe they come in different colours...
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    Lovely Showa Dave and plenty of development left.

    Lovely Showa Dave and plenty of development left.
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    Good link Al, not the same Mike best to get in...

    Good link Al, not the same Mike best to get in touch with them and tell them your sq metres and colour etc.
    A brush or roller is fine get a cheapo from b and m or similar as they will be in the bin...
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    Sorry to hear you had a shit day Dave dont think...

    Sorry to hear you had a shit day Dave dont think I could have stood that pace and I dont like crowds. !!!
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    What a beauty Sam. 31 lb what's the length of it ?

    What a beauty Sam. 31 lb what's the length of it ?
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    Hi Mike, Is the tank fiberglass? If so as...

    Hi Mike, Is the tank fiberglass?

    If so as above,good sand down and put a flow coat on good as new.
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