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A few pictures of the koi

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Wow that amazing what type of panels are they? and how are they secured? great idea, I miss my pond.

 

Double glazed plastic sheets with a aluminum frame, they slot into channel screwed to the pond frame so they can slide sideways.

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flipping show off!

 

I absolutely love it!

 

SO much I am contemplating a visit from Somerset! plus I could see your marine set-up too!

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flipping show off!

 

........ I am contemplating a visit from Somerset! plus I could see your marine set-up too!

 

 

Sorry :blushing:

 

But if you are ever up this way please feel free to pop in, I'll get the coffee on and we can have a good natter.

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I am so chuffed- i have redesigned the filters on the pond and slowed the flow through the UVs and the pond is crystal clear! I can see through 6' of water to the bottom. There is no hair algea the first time I haven't had to battle it in 3 years and my koi are looking the best I have seen them for ages.

 

A few random shots of the koi

 

koi001.jpg

 

 

To give a sense of scale the ogon (yellow one) is 27" long

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koi003.jpg

 

koi004.jpg

 

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And finally my ocheba all 20lbs of her

 

koi006.jpg

 

is that last pic a ochiba shiguri

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is that last pic a ochiba shiguri

 

 

just thought i would translate what ocheba shiguri means (roughly) falling leaves on running water

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Yes it is an ochiba shiguri although she doesn't have a lot of 'leaves' on her-I liked her because her pectoral fins are brown and when she spreads them they look great.

 

ocheba.jpg

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I wish I'd managed to visit you when we were in leicester year before last, those fish look amazing, something I'd like to do one day, but on a bit of a smaller scale! :)

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I am so chuffed- i have redesigned the filters on the pond and slowed the flow through the UVs and the pond is crystal clear! I can see through 6' of water to the bottom. There is no hair algea the first time I haven't had to battle it in 3 years and my koi are looking the best I have seen them for ages.

 

A few random shots of the koi

 

koi001.jpg

 

 

To give a sense of scale the ogon (yellow one) is 27" long

koi002.jpg

 

koi003.jpg

 

koi004.jpg

 

koi005.jpg

 

And finally my ocheba all 20lbs of her

 

koi006.jpg

 

noticed you got a chagoi as well, they may not be the brightest coloured koi but they are so tame they soon become firm favourites, my marine knowledge is limited but my pond,coldwater and tropical knowledge is good, i have worked in aquatic centres dealing with pond(koi and general coldwater) as well as aquarium cold water and tropical, i worked with members of the BKKS

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Yes I have high hopes for the chag- Her mum was well over 3' and daddy was just under 3' so she comes from big stock. She is only 4 years old and is 2' 6" and like a snake so she has lots of growing to do.

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I was looking through some old cd's last night and i came across these

 

oldgarden004.jpg

 

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The first livestock addition to my pond :lol:

oldgarden006.jpg

 

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The tremporary Koi holding area

oldgarden009.jpg

 

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And a quick picture of my front garden after we had the 70x 30'-40' laylandii and other scrub removed

oldgarden003.jpg

 

And a picture of my 'spade'

oldgarden010.jpg

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first livestock, is that a little fox or your dog?? lol im getting excited about getting my pond finished but its not big enough for koi :-(

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Great Pics And Your Pond Is Massive :huh:

Your Kois Are Really Bigg :D

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