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    Whatís your favourite Koi product and why?

    So whatís your favourite piece of koi / pond equipment and why?

    With so many things to choose from I think itís simplicity that rules for me. My vote is the Koi sock simple, effective and stops me looking like a clown juggling koi into bowls and bags for customers.

    Really looking forward to the responses pm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    So whatís your favourite piece of koi / pond equipment and why?

    With so many things to choose from I think itís simplicity that rules for me. My vote is the Koi sock simple, effective and stops me looking like a clown juggling koi into bowls and bags for customers.

    Really looking forward to the responses pm
    this one

    Gaz
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    Thats superb - proper laughing here

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    The wife receipt

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    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

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    K1, game changer

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    For me it would be k1 aswell! Purely based on my new moving bed and k1 making all my water parameters perfect!


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    This is a great question and really got me thinking.....

    As punters we don't use Koi socks like Dealers do so probably don't appreciate the benefits.

    1) Drum filters - Amazing crystal clear water and no maintenance. Who'd have thought this would be even remotely possible 20 years ago when cleaning filters could take the best part of a day.

    2) Pan nets. This is the simplicity answer. Don't know how long they've been around for but catching fish with traditional nets can be hard work and risk injury. With a pan net you can guide fish straight into a bowl without them even touching the net.

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    Great reply

    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    This is a great question and really got me thinking.....

    As punters we don't use Koi socks like Dealers do so probably don't appreciate the benefits.

    1) Drum filters - Amazing crystal clear water and no maintenance. Who'd have thought this would be even remotely possible 20 years ago when cleaning filters could take the best part of a day.

    2) Pan nets. This is the simplicity answer. Don't know how long they've been around for but catching fish with traditional nets can be hard work and risk injury. With a pan net you can guide fish straight into a bowl without them even touching the net.
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Cheers Charco

    Personally K1 but the heck out of me. The amount of times the stuff has escaped and got everywhere is almost funny. It’s a bit of a joke locally as to my dislike of it BUT I absolutely agree a quality media (it’s just like trying to contain some Londoners during lockdown)

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    For me it would be k1 aswell! Purely based on my new moving bed and k1 making all my water parameters perfect!


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    Nice 1 DJS .

    Same comments as to Charco

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    K1, game changer
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    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    Nice 1 DJS .

    Same comments as to Charco
    The drum. Is the biggest game changer for me
    And sodium thiosulphate ST. For how cheap it is.
    Fred

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    The koi sock was an interesting comment. I forget how much I rely on these compared to when this was a hobby only.

    It always makes me smile when customers are impressed with it when I use it in front of them.

    Gaz
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    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Other items near the top for me (again simple) Bottom Drains Genius! And windows.

    Gaz
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    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

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    Not windows, 1,000 of years focussed breeding to get a fish that’s perfect from the top then you start staring at its sides

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    I agree with you mate, however the benefit of being able to see all aspects of the koi and identify issues has to be a life saver for many. However mastering the art of sitting on your hands is a lot more difficult at times

    Gaz

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    Not windows, 1,000 of years focussed breeding to get a fish that’s perfect from the top then you start staring at its sides
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

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    Waiting for your next question Gaz, just so I can get my conspiracy theories out in the open.... "What's the worst thing about the Koi industry and why"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Waiting for your next question Gaz, just so I can get my conspiracy theories out in the open.... "What's the worst thing about the Koi industry and why"
    KOI TAX . Good bye one and all nice knowing you hahah

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    Lol - I was tempted, however prefer to keep things positive.

    Gaz


    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Waiting for your next question Gaz, just so I can get my conspiracy theories out in the open.... "What's the worst thing about the Koi industry and why"
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    No koi tax here mate

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    KOI TAX . Good bye one and all nice knowing you hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    No koi tax here mate
    No I know that with you mate . But lots do and it always upsets some on here when you mention it haha

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    Been lots of good options here.

    For me as a new koi keeper I would have to say that this forum has been the best addition. Not a product I know but the advise, guidance and relationships formed has been invaluable.

    At this early stage in the hobby I would say that the water test kits are top of my list as a product.

    While all of the other products mentioned are great, they just make things easier. the water test make the invisible visible and enables informed choices.


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