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  1. Dave 54

    Still not well even after latest operation

    So sorry folks about my continuing health issues, as you know I had two operations in 2017, they worked out quite well however I was scheduled for reconstructive foot surgery which I underwent earlier in the summer, it was one of the most painful operations I have ever undergone in my 60+years...
  2. Dave 54

    Sorry for continued absence

    Hi everybody please accept my upmost apologies for my continued absence, Val is my main worry at this moment in time as she has not well, she developed large leg ulcers just prior to her going in for her knee replacement and it has been the devil of a job to get them to respond to treatment. If...
  3. Dave 54

    For UK members on Virgin Media Broadband - "Scam Alert" !!!!.....

    Today I had a weird phone call from Virgin media saying they are going to remove my Broadband then press either no 1 or no 2 on our phone . You here about scams all the time so I decided to do neither rather than follow their instructions , I couldn't say sorry I cant take this call or what you...
  4. Dave 54

    Blizzard hits the South West of UK

    wow for the second time in two days the South West of the UK has been hit by blizzards form Northern Siberia or as we are calling it here "The Beast from the East ", this is the South Wests first snow in over 10 years brrrrr and its bitterly cold out with a temperature of -)c and a wind chill of...
  5. Dave 54

    Val and I are in total shock.

    Last weekend I did a routine water change using the trickle method of adding waterthe winter (trickle it in using the ambient temperature of the pond to warm the incoming trickle as it enters the pond Being 30+ year veterans at keeping Koi ,we have never lost a lot a koi to the winter yet,as a...
  6. Dave 54

    Glad to be back

    2017 been the Mother of all years for both Val and I , it started off with our PC giving up the Ghost!!!.... Then our IT man who we had to chase up has after a year saying of saying sorry its the USB on your PC that wont allow me to download any data on to our laptop but I cant transfer...
  7. Dave 54

    Old Windows XP breaking down all the time what do you think of windows 10?

    Our old windows XP setup keeps breaking down with the mouse sticking and making this Pc in-operable our IT guy Jon has managed after stuggling for hours tonight to get things going again [thankfully]. However we spent £345 on a new HP 4GB laptop and an HP printer that can print on both sides of...
  8. Dave 54

    Do you think Trump is stable enough if voted into power to handle all those nuclear launch codes ?

    Following your election on the BBC we have come to the conclusion that trump isnt stable enough to be in charge of the nucler launch codes. He wishes to disband Nato and is a friend of President Putin . I promise if you vote this guy in you will find he has an alteria motive for wanting the keys...
  9. Dave 54

    At long last .......

    Well the game is a foot as Sherlock Holmes is quoted as saying why ??? well after a year of illness plus the birth of his daughter last Jeff year is now set to finish the ponds cosmmetic side this year. So far he's dug out a yuka plant and a large fushia bush leveled the earth around the pond...
  10. Dave 54

    Update on Malibu Pond Thermomenter [one year on]......

    Many of us have pond or pool thermomenters on our ponds nowadays which enables us to tell both water and external airtemperature readings ay time day or night Last year we decided after having a cheap Chinese pond thermomemter to go for something a little more expensive in the form of this...
  11. Dave 54

    Filtration experiment using Plastic milk bottles.

    I recalled an experiment that I read about on a Souh African pond forum . So this year we have been washing endless plastic milk bottles from neighbours and friends , then removing all washing up liquid water from it by soaking it in fresh water and drying . Then recycling these bottles into a...
  12. Dave 54

    Check your Electric's during the heat of the day

    Shock horror the air temperature out by the pond hit a fantastic 38.7c this afternoon which we read on the air temp/pond temp monitor and though we knew we had a bit of a sun trap out back [now we know just how much of one we acctually have out there]:eek: The koi were at a much lower temperture...
  13. Dave 54

    CyHV3 koi herpes virus outbreak London

    I discovered this in my Inbox this morning so ponders please read There has been a confirmed CyHV3 Koi Herpes Virus confirmed in Greate - London Cefas warns https://www.gov.uk/government/news/koi-herpesvirus-disease-outbreak-confirmed-in-greater-london Dave
  14. Dave 54

    What did you do yesterday? "We Retired"

    What a scorcher of a day we had here in Plymouth Yesterday and a fantastic day for our 25th Annual koi club show I go to meet an Esseex koi club Health official who I've talked to on Koi issues online for many years and it just so happened he was the health official at our show yesterday...
  15. Dave 54

    "AlgoRem" (too the three members who have been having problems with the product ).

    Three of our members have had varying results from a white tinge to the water through to fish becoming unwell and dying , well I've just had a reply from my friend in Tetra who is trying to get to the bottom of whythe three members of this forum who have recently usedTetra AlgoRem have had their...
  16. Dave 54

    Recall on Aquarian Flake foods in UK [important you read]!!!!........

    I recieved this email in my post box today Yesterday Mars Petcare took action to initiate a recall on Aquarian® Tropical Flake Food and Aquarian® Goldfish Flake Food products. This recall is on a precautionary basis due to the possible presence of Salmonella........ The recall concerns only...
  17. Dave 54

    Plymouth and District 25th Annual Koi show Sunday 17/7/16

    Val and I are pleased to announce the Plyouth and Districts 25th Annual Koi Show on Sunday 17/7/16 [This year will sadly be our last ever show as competitors as we are retiring due to health reasons after 25 fun years of showing Koi at our Annual Koi show] :(. The show starts 10:00 am until...
  18. Dave 54

    We have bees living in the cavity around our pond

    Well what a turn up for the books it just shows how nature adapts , Val and I noticed the other day that our pond has new residents living in the cavity around the pond in the form of some sort of bee :happy: These busy little creatures have used a small gap in the wood that surrounds the pond...
  19. Dave 54

    White rose bush

    Val and I went to our clubs 25th anniversary today and we have never seen so many faces both old and new , both former members and currect day ones . There was a beautifully tasty running buffet followed bt a real fun Raffle in which we won a brilliant mug from the koi Carp magazine which...
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