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    Lol. yes that was a bit of playing with an old...

    Lol. yes that was a bit of playing with an old answer,

    The radial seal in the video looks a viable option, As ever sourcing the ideal parts is often the hardest thing in a "one off" there are a...
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    These pics may help, two components the drum and...

    These pics may help, two components the drum and the seal flange....
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    My take was that the designers of drums such as...

    My take was that the designers of drums such as profi had spent a lot of time coming up with an efficient engineering solution.

    Think your drum need to be a bit shorter and a strip added on the...
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    Hi Traditional method is silicone strip,...

    Hi

    Traditional method is silicone strip, getting the right tension can take a little playing, I found that having the drum ring at a diameter of 4-5 mm smaller than the seal gave the best results...
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    What I find rather strange is the mention of both...

    What I find rather strange is the mention of both Skin and Gill flukes. Find it hard to believe that both species could develop resistance at the same time... Its only a thought based on logic..
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    I would follow Paula's advice. If you have to...

    I would follow Paula's advice.

    If you have to sacrifice a live koi to her for examination (facility is bio secure fish only go one way) then its a pain that is longer term worth suffering?
    ...
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    personally I think you are well out of line with...

    personally I think you are well out of line with this comment.

    are not the moderators able to express a view without being labelled as “mods”if they chose to have a different opinion than you?
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    Could there be benefit in a Drum removing all the...

    Could there be benefit in a Drum removing all the waste from the water at the earliest opportunity?
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    Could see a load of issues, but mainly involving...

    Could see a load of issues, but mainly involving the koikeeper rather than the drum filter.

    The water looks great... Throw in some more food

    The water looks great... Put in some more fish.
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    Lol Freddy The starting point is questions ...

    Lol Freddy

    The starting point is questions

    Any pics?

    How old are the fry?

    Where were they sourced?
  11. Thread: John's fry.

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    Coming along nicely John. Cuttlebrook 2mm...

    Coming along nicely John.

    Cuttlebrook 2mm floating pellets may be a good feed at the size they are. It may take them a couple of days if they are used to sinking feed but it makes judging what is...
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    They are ticking along, just a question of...

    They are ticking along, just a question of patience on my behalf in maintaining sensible feed rates and creeping them up size wise.

    There are half a dozen that look interesting:D If I an find the...
  13. Thread: my first koi fry

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    Frozen bloodworm?

    Frozen bloodworm?
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    At 17C I would go day1, day 8,day 16. My take...

    At 17C I would go day1, day 8,day 16.

    My take is that its important to go through with all three... Yes we as koikeepers stress, particularly if the fish appear to go backwards but this is one...
  15. Hi I think you may be missing...

    Hi

    I think you may be missing something:rolleyes:

    A well designed drum filter will not really act as a trickle in to the pond as the majority of water sprayed on to the screens will go through...
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    Dont panic.. Wat you are seeing could well be a...

    Dont panic.. Wat you are seeing could well be a reaction to the MGF or it could be the Ich.

    Doitsu fish are more likely to be impacted more by MGF than scaled fish, think the theory is they...
  17. Thread: White spot

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    Turn the trickle in off, you don't want to dilute...

    Turn the trickle in off, you don't want to dilute the medication.

    I don't feed when treating, its a personal choice but my logic is;
    Helps avoid the pollution of feeding:
    fish consume more O2...
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    Hi You will normally only see turbercles on...

    Hi

    You will normally only see turbercles on the gill plates and pecs.

    It is a bit unusual to see whitespots such as these on a Koi even if it has the parasite, from what I understand the...
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    Ive only come across SS once; a crew of 50 -60...

    Ive only come across SS once; a crew of 50 -60 tosai suddenly impacted, no external cause but the response was they were lying motionless on their sides, some on top of another.

    I took advise from...
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    The clue is member status "Banned".;)

    The clue is member status "Banned".;)
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190801/8437295f...

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    If you are bored this weekend

    Come along to the Crouch Valley section open koi show.

    Saturday and Sunday Ö. free admission.

    BHN (Buckhurst Nursery and Garden Centre) East Hanningfield Road, Rettendon. CM3 8EW. (about 8...
  23. Thread: Mukashi

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    Corringham - There are some nice ponds on your...

    Corringham - There are some nice ponds on your doorstep run by Crouch Valley club members.:D If you are interested in joining a club then don't be shy you will be welcomed.
  24. Thread: Mukashi

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    Hi I am in no rush to let this babe go;...

    Hi

    I am in no rush to let this babe go; temptation being to keep it for another year until its 80 or so and then move it on.. but it has been advertised elsewhere.
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    Think it has been dealt with.

    Think it has been dealt with.
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