A great big hug and a thank you

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    kougs kougs

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    I just wanted to just say thank you to all for taking the time to read my questions and providing valuable feedback to this Koi hobbyist. One who is starting out and relying on the experts. I also thank all of you for your patience with me in my endeavor to learn how to provide the best conditions for my kids. I'm a fast learner no matter how long it takes.
    As l learn and others inquire I hope that I will be able to provide valuable information for them as well.

    Again a great big hug, yes to the males and females of this forum and a thank you.

    David (aka kougs)
     

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Big hug back! We love all......group hug..........

    Now tell me how to save the darn bear from the paint coming off, it is living in our living room. You would think if they are making statues for the garden they would be weather proof...................nope peeling peeling peeling
     
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    I know they sell paint for the composite stuff at hobby lobby .It says it is pint for plastic and composite and a few other things .Says permanent as long as cure time is followed .Great kougs because a lot fail and give up on there ponds because they don't give it a chance .Seems they want instant perfection and that only comes with work and patience .Takes thinking outside the box now and then too .
     
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    where is the paint coming off? mine is doing fine. J.W. had a problem with a croc and contacted the company and they sent her another one.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I contacted the company, my gators sank, floated crooked, paint peeling off the other things. They said they where not made to be outside unless a protective coating put on them.
    They did not care if the gators sank. jw lucked out, me no go.....I should have yanked the charge via the cc.

    The bear has white showing all over its back, the little gator welcome to the garden sign is peeling off. The floating gators now have white heads.
     
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    I know sun fades the stuff out .Customer care these days is not what it used to be .
     
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    man addy1, so sorry to hear and I'm embarrassed that I suggested them. They should own up to what they sell.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Is ok, I just need to figure out a way to protect them or repaint with something that lasts. I rate them ZERO on customer service!
     
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    Watch out now... I'm one of those burly fellas big on hugs... a full 10 second hug that is. :razz:
     
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    Hugs back to you, Kougs. I started here with my first pond 2 years ago right about now, learning, reading, figuring, calculating, and asking tons of questions that now seem so imbecile! But, I learned as I went, and no one told me my questions were stupid. I learned in baby steps, and figured things out eventually. Like Sissy says, you have to go in baby steps, learn and think outside the box sometimes. The best part of this forum is seeing everyone else's creations, getting ideas for improvements on my ponds, and just the feeling of friends there all the time!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    GROUP HUG! :highfive: :0000000057: :claphands: non fighting zone! :fechten2:
     
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    Hugs right back at ya kougs!
     
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    opps group hug i want in I want in hugga bugga boo .I used to say that to my sons :LOL: funny older son was going through his box of cards from me for birthdays and stuff and his girl friend got a kick out of it
     
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    Yay!! Huggy's!! Where do you get the bears? I WANT ONE! WONDER IF THEY HAVE PIGS? :p
     
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    I want a bronze fairy .I saw one in NC and it was about 4 ft tall and was standing by the guys pond and had outstretched hands cupping a butterfly .He has it for 288 dollars and that is a great price I found out .But darn thing is heavy .I say also at concrete world they have a big bear and if you buy it unstained it is only 75 dollars and stained it is 98 dollars ,not sure how i would get it down to the pond because it is heavy .
     
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    You have sons, Sissy! Have them help lug the heavy bear for you. Plus, you could use Big Red and the handy dandy trailer. :LOL: Where there's a will there's a way, and Sissy ALWAYS has a will!
     
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    one son is in NJ and other is busy learning and doesn't have much time .I was thinking of asking Mike sense he has a truck and trailer and just giving him some money back off the mortgage money .
     
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