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  1. Bombalurina
    03-10-2013 04:51 AM - permalink
    They do get pretty cold. The big problem here is that whether is so unpredictable - we'll have rainstorms in the morning and 30 degree celcius heat and pure blue skies an hour later. One Christmas (middle of summer) we had a huge hailstorm that flooded the local shops.

    It's already down to about 60F during the coldest part of the night now, although during the day it is still getting up to 90F.

    I re-tested our water today, and it is one degree of hardness, which is insanely soft. Should I put some crushed coral in the filter to raise it?

    Also, do you have any tips on how to transport and acclimatise a 10-inch fish? I don't have a fish baggie big enough, so I can't do my normal floating in the pond thing. Should I try and drip-acclimatise him in a big plastic tub first?
  2. Sakura8
    03-08-2013 06:25 PM - permalink
    Hahaha, a zoo might be an understatement at this point, eh? Thanks, Izzy. :)
  3. Bombalurina
    03-07-2013 09:29 PM - permalink
    Hi Izzy :)
    I have an update on the pond! It will be going in early April, which is slightly later than I wanted. It's the second month of Autumn for us. How late in the year do you think I can wait to put Fishy in it? My two fish will be going in ASAP as I'm hoping to do a jump-start fish-in cycle using cycled media, those two fish and some Stability. I don't have time (or ammonia) to do fishless. :(
  4. djembekah
    03-03-2013 05:13 PM - permalink
    I stalk you a lot
  5. djembekah
    02-27-2013 07:17 PM - permalink
    yay! i got my hardness test. soooft water man. so soft.
  6. Thoth
    02-26-2013 04:49 PM - permalink
    Hey, I was wondering if you were interested in a free 8 year old Koi? My wife has a coworker that is looking to get rid of one. I am in the Raleigh NC area, I noticed that you are in VA so I wanted to see if you would be willing to take the fish, pickup or meet in the middle. I dont know the coworker my wife is talking about but if you are interested I can get you the persons contact information.
  7. djembekah
    02-23-2013 07:30 PM - permalink
    im in chat gurlll
  8. djembekah
    02-20-2013 07:32 PM - permalink
    i just felt like bugging you since i see you online.
    i'm successfully the only comments you have on this page now though >:3
  9. djembekah
    02-18-2013 12:09 AM - permalink
    so i've got Zeddie in an ice bath...hoping when i check on him he'll be gone
  10. djembekah
    02-17-2013 11:48 PM - permalink
    izzyyyyy it says you are logged into skypee

  About Me

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