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  1. Olympia
    03-26-2012 10:25 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Aw. That sounds pretty cool.. I always thought it'd be confusing to have like 100 fish in a pond, I'd rather get to know them since they're so smart.
  2. Olympia
    03-26-2012 09:30 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    I've always wanted backyard pets.. a pond or chickens. Ponds seem very high cost to start up. I'd need a large one, at least 4 feet deep, to overwinter them here too.
    Do your koi recognize you specifically? :D
  3. Olympia
    03-26-2012 07:04 PM - permalink
    Olympia
    Just saw your pond photos.. must say your backyard is paradise. Is it a lot of work? :D
  4. Bombalurina
    03-25-2012 05:58 PM - permalink
    Bombalurina
    Yay! Good water for kuhlis makes me extremely happy, and discus (one day, when I have a proper tank) has been a long-term dream, so super yay. :) 6.8 pH is in my aged tank, though. I might experiment with peat moss at some point, see what effect it has...
    Thanks so much for your help! :)
  5. Bombalurina
    03-25-2012 06:03 AM - permalink
    Bombalurina
    Sorry to bother you again, but I've made a goldfish pond question thread that I would be super grateful if you, as the resident pond expert, could have a peek at. :) It's under the habitat thread, but I have no idea how to link you there.... :(
  6. Bombalurina
    03-25-2012 01:24 AM - permalink
    Bombalurina
    Hah, 4 would be high for here. :p KH is 3 and GH is 1.
  7. Bombalurina
    03-24-2012 11:41 PM - permalink
    Bombalurina
    KoiMaiden, you're a water chemistry brainbox. What sort of fish would be perfect for extremely soft water with a pH of about 6.8? :)
  8. Sakura8
    03-18-2012 10:26 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I'm glad to hear you say that, I feel better having to make them stay in there for a bit longer. And yeah, I can't wait to stock the tank when they move out. I'm torn between Malawi cichlids or 3 clown loaches.
  9. Sakura8
    03-18-2012 01:23 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Haha, since I have to pay for my computer repairs, the pond is on a temporary hold. I hope to have it running by May now. But they're in a 55 gallon now with a Fluval 405 canister filter. :)

    Oh, on your thread. I did say it does look like lympho but on second thought, if there are still a lot of blackened scales then I'd put him in 1 tsp of aquarium salt for a week or so just in case it's actually an external parasite and not lympho.
  10. MaisyDawgThirteen
    03-13-2012 07:28 AM - permalink
    MaisyDawgThirteen
    Good! Live plants in my tanks was what I plan on asking for, for my birthday. (:

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  • About thekoimaiden
    Biography
    I got into the hobbyin 2007 with a high school project. Now I have 4 tanks and a koi pond
    Location
    Virginia, USA
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    Ichthyology, entomology, herpetology, hiking, caving, photography, and writing
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    Student
    Gender
    Female
    Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
    5 - 10
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