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    wow... big secret recipe...high silk (worm) :D...

    wow... big secret recipe...high silk (worm) :D
    just a direct competitor to hikari silkworm selects

    https://i.postimg.cc/8ck65bMX/koi-022-02.jpg
  2. yeah i think that will work, looking at the...

    yeah i think that will work,
    looking at the drawing any thing that prevents the vacuum needed to start a syphon will work,
    so the tee should allow air in to equalise and stop a siphon. :)
  3. it will make perfect sense to you :) but i can't...

    it will make perfect sense to you :)
    but i can't wrap my head around what is where :D

    but if it works all good, can you test the scenario that caused it in the first place?
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    Hallelujah!...

    Hallelujah! https://i.postimg.cc/GtVHhYNC/dance.gif https://i.postimg.cc/GtVHhYNC/dance.gif https://i.postimg.cc/GtVHhYNC/dance.gif



    after 5 weeks of fluke treatments 2 x PP, 2 x flukeM, 2 x...
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    my eyes popped out of my head when i saw it on...

    my eyes popped out of my head when i saw it on ebay :D

    what a contraption! https://i.postimg.cc/MHfcZ9sM/laugh.gif

    inspired idea though.... looks to have been hatched by a pumber...;)
    an old...
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    it would probably be ok, not sure if the glass...

    it would probably be ok,
    not sure if the glass coating refers to fibreglass though, wouldn't want loose fibres getting into the gills...

    is it that much cheaper than polycarbonate atm?
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    plenty use aquasource, i'm sure you'll be happy...

    plenty use aquasource, i'm sure you'll be happy with the results :)

    as for who makes it...i don't know...
    but someone posted the link in an earlier thread...that aquasource is rebranded house of...
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    Thats my thoughts... koi wholesale, adam byer,...

    Thats my thoughts... koi wholesale, adam byer, these are businesses.
    They're not going to throw money around on food it's there profit margins...
    I do wonder what price it is wholesale though...:D
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    yeah the saki colour ain't cheap, but i was...

    yeah the saki colour ain't cheap, but i was figuring on using it like they do for 4 weeks tapering in and out about 5kg.
    £9/kg aquasource colour
    £15/kg saki colour
    £7/kg jpd colour

    or i might...
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    ebay special that'll get your pond up to temp...

    ebay special that'll get your pond up to temp spongbob :D

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165479723951?hash=item26875c33af:g:Hn4AAOSwi9FifYDY


    https://i.postimg.cc/gkKBJGk7/s-l1600.jpg
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    the ideas sound, but i'd be wary of the...

    the ideas sound,
    but i'd be wary of the metallic coating on the kingspan,
    pound to a penny it's aluminium based...and would drip condensation back in the pond, so may need something to cover it....
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    i used a couple of hooks from screwfix to hang...

    i used a couple of hooks from screwfix to hang them on the side of my cabin out of the way,
    as i don't use them every day if i'm home, and i've been chucking the poly covers back on at night.

    but...
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    if the valves are expensive, (especially 4") i've...

    if the valves are expensive, (especially 4") i've never found cheaper than costal koi and good quality as well.
    4" high quality ballvalve £85...
    you can also get spare solvent weld stub flanges,...
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    here's the written article, where he mentions...

    here's the written article,
    where he mentions feeding a maximum of 1% body weight in his fish farms...

    https://www.hikari.info/topics/to_09.html

    some interesting points about feeding a...
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    a heavily dubbed video but he mentions sumi @...

    a heavily dubbed video but he mentions sumi @ 24:40

    qtuXM7JnueI
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    mr saki san, did say sumi was all about water and...

    mr saki san, did say sumi was all about water and temperature...
    there is a video somwhere.....
    though i did find an article where he states they feed thier fish a maximum of 1% body weight.......
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    Sticky: it's not just the magnification thats important,...

    it's not just the magnification thats important, generally 40x to scan a slide for flukes ect... but up to 400x for an I.D. at times.
    but having good quality features like iris control, and a...
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    i've seen people on youtube polishing the outside...

    i've seen people on youtube polishing the outside of there galss with microfibre cloths,
    my fish are constantly splashing water over the edge leaving watermarks down the glass.
    i reckon they do it...
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    Think that might be the cider or coincidence...

    Think that might be the cider or coincidence lol:D
    Kentaro saki said that would be the one improvement he'd like to see in food, a sumi enhancer.
    But i suppose good quality food certainly doesn't...
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    Aquasource is a good choice, nearly went that way...

    Aquasource is a good choice, nearly went that way myself,
    But its not massively cheaper than saki, only about 20% cheaper per kg...:)

    Its the 15kg and 20kg sacks that put a lot of people off, and...
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    thats a really nice one, it has sharp...

    thats a really nice one,
    it has sharp reticulation, and a good pattern too:)

    Ochiba are one of my favorites.
    here's mine

    https://i.postimg.cc/DyxhqMGZ/20220513-094728.jpg
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    cheap option? chuck wood in and burn it..? ...

    cheap option?
    chuck wood in and burn it..?
    ...
  23. i mean the outlet in the pond, like a venturi but...

    i mean the outlet in the pond, like a venturi but reversed
    that should break the siphon by allowing air in at the pond end.

    hard to picture without pictures :D
  24. One way would be to drill a hole in the top of...

    One way would be to drill a hole in the top of the outlet pipe.
    As long as it would still run into the pond.
    But turning the bend to the side will work too :)
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    fishing bait...or is that clickbait....?:D

    fishing bait...or is that clickbait....?:D
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