love to see this posted about GPF!

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I'm afraid if I offered mine to you John H you would actually come and get it :LOL:
     
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    The poblem your having is most koi keepers know each other prior to these websites being put up so its hard for you to click with them.
    Running the now defunked KKU website i see members on a regular basis who I've know for many years, in some cases weve known them for much of our koi keeping hobby, this site sort of earths you in that its differing disaplines with differing filtration methods, with different fish etc ,
    We formal koi keepers dont have aquatic plants where as you guys do, i makes for some beautiful ponds.
    However some koi keepers are elitist they have the big bucks to afford these outlandish prices we dont mix with them nor they us (meaning the normal koi keeper) the only time e we come across them are at major shows,
    So this website to us anyway is like a breath of fresh air,with such friendly people , in some cases a tad nutty like ourselves ;)

    Dave :)
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    A tad nutty.................I like that :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Long ago on another pond forum there was a nice member whose idea of pond keeping was, well, out of the ordinary. Over time I learned his ultra modern California home cost around $3,000,000. His koi pond was a 5,000 gallon marble rectangle. It had elavated walkways so visitors could view the pond from most any angle. He had a full time koi specialist and full time pond keeper. His gardens looked like a tropical paradise. With all that said this friendly gentleman was happy to share his extensive knowledge. Photos he posted were amazing. :cool:
     
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    I was on another forum. I didn't know anything because I had rocks in my pond. I was harassed for not buying a members food he was selling. Good grief, I just wanted to be with friendly fish people and get ideas on ponding. This forum is so much friendlier and less drama.
     
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    JohnHuff Friends call me Dr. Sir John Huff

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    After hearing these stories, I feel like we should invade other forums and do battle with them!
     
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    Big Lou we at one time had two millionaire koi keepers in our club we were lucky to have them in such a small club like the Plymouth club both however were dyed in the wool down to earth people who looked after their own koi and never fogot thei roots :)
    Sadly ne died a very short while ago the othe s in ill health so we dont get to see him much .
    Others like you say have specialist keepers etc doing their bidding so I have to ask , just where is the skill in that ???
    Alot of these koi never leave the breeders and are uote brought on by them only seeing major sjows like the All Japan and some of the more prestegous shows or so we have been led to believe
    Many of us have learned our fish keeping lessons and are more thadn willing to help others atain a greater knowledge but ask one of them the ones with specialist keepers , i't'd be consult my expert .
    These megga bucks koi are fantastic yes but here in the UK you say your a koi keeper and you get hey you must be rich when in reality its the opposite .:(
    Koi theft is on the increase in the UK because of this very myth, sad as it is we all now have to put video cameras in our gardens or risk loosing them. :(
    Google Earth is part of the problem because you can look ight down into someomnes garden see a pond and say if your a crook hey look a pond we#ll check that out if its koi we can earn lots of cash thankfully our own home shows no pond as of yet but when they update it will :(
    The only plus out of this is that the standard of koi has gone up thanx to the big buck people :)

    Dave ;)
     
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