Platinum Ogon

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    Vinyl liners have a very short life span. It really depends on the manufacturer. Some are just thin vinyl, some of the better ones are re-inforced vinyl which will last longer, but none have the durability or longevity of EPDM. They are usually safe for fish.
     
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    I'm going to get the EPDM liner. Hopefully my last question: My pond is 1100 gallons (give or take) and has a water spout and an aerator meant for a 2000 gallon pond. It also circulates very well. But the oxygen test is reading 2-3 mg/l. Could this be right? If so, what else should I add?

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    There's 6 comets (at around 5-6 inches) and 2 koi (at around 6-7 inches)
    There're 12 hyacinth plants
    I took the oxygen test at around 7:45 pm (could it be that the plants are taking up the oxygen at night)
     
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    How old is your Oxygen test kit? What brand is it? It is obviously in error. The fish would be showing obvious signs of stress at levels that low.
     
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    I just bought it two days ago, but I don't know how long he had it in his store. The fish look fine. They're eating, they're not gulping, they don't even hover near the spout. The brand is sera. Maybe I'm doing it wrong? I fill it to the top, add reagent 1, add reagent 2, close the bottle and shake, remove the lid.
     
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    I would get my money back. If reagents get too old they will give false readings. Apparently, this is one of those times.
     
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    The pond shop owner gives me discounts for being a regular, I'm sure he'll give me no trouble about replacing the oxygen test. Thanks for the reassurance that I'm not either a) incapable of doing an oxygen test or b) killing my fish.
     
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    I just pick Val and I a very nive ocichiba shiguri in our clubs grow and show competition we were picked from the hat third place and our first choice of koi a shiro Utsuri had gone already however its a very nicce koi indeed and we are very happy with it .
    Interestingly they were all picked at the same size ^" this koi has since grown on about 4" more :happy: I'll have to get a photo done , I think you'll like it Jenny I really do

    Dave
     
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    @Dave 54
    I have tons of questions as these competitions are so interesting to me! How long ago did you pick the koi? What size did it start at? How long do you grow it for before you bring it back? Did you have to pay for it? Do you get to keep it? What do you win (if you win)? How do you find these contests in your area? What method are you using to grow it out? I'd love a picture!!!! Sorry for all the questions :)
     
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    The club initially buys the koi from a dealership up country from us so we know we have a set number of koi , they have photo's taken firstly at the size they were bought , then again at the start of the competition lastly again in November ready for the photographic competition which is seperatte from the grow and show.
    Everyone is asked to vote on the koi that has done the best during this time both in size and colour, the winner winning a Trophy that is returned for the next competition and the winners name engraved and a Glass Trophy that is yours to keep
    I feed the koi a mixture o both natural and pelleted food that is correct for that time of the year four feeds daily .
    If you dont have a koi club in your area why not think about starting one, in 1991 I met a guy called Steve at a fish shop that had gone into recievership we got to talking about koi had a face to face meeting with him to thrash out some ideas and the rest they say is history we have a koii club with over 50 families membershipwise
    We allso hold a koi show once a year in July there are twelve Vats full of koi and we get good attendance Val and I with the help of others are the only couple to have shown at all the shows but ill health is upon me and I cant see us doing it much past 25 shows :happy:

    If you need to know about the shows it would be better you PM me as it takes a bit of explaining

    Dave.
     
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    That sounds so cool!
     
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    Question for everyone: Can i have more than one kind of media in my external filter?
     
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    If you like, but I can see no reason to do so.
     
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    Well I just bought another kind that's very porous and perfect for growing bacteria, but there' s not enough to treat my pond, so I was going to combine it with the not-as-good type.
     
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    So there'd be no issues?
     
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    Jenny pop over and check out our new koi :happy:

    Dave
     
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    Jenny, you said you are putting goldfish in with your koi, right? You do realize they will cross breed, right? If/when your koi get old enough to breed, are you going to remove the goldfish or leave them in there? I ended up separating goldfish from koi, because I didn't want the "crossbreds". :) Figure you know this, but wanted to be sure, since you are talking about breeding the Ogon's.
     
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    The comets are kept with my pond quality fish. The ogons will have their own pond only for purebreeds.
     
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    So I ordered an air pump and air stone (two separate purchases) that came today. My hose didn't fit into both ends, so I plugged a hose into the air pump, but stuck the other end into a sponge from an old filter. It's not secured, but it's staying in there and the bubbles are going through the sponge, though they're fairly strong. Is this a problem or does it work?
     
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    Sounds like it's working to me! More bubbles means more oxygen, I would think. Sounds like you figured out a better way!
     
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    New fish may have white spots near their eyes. They're platinum ogon, so it may be blemishes that are a slightly off-white. Or I could be paranoid. I'm pretty sure it's only on one fish, but it's hard to tell. I'm treating with anti-parasites and I'll get pictures first thing tomorrow morning. They're probably going to spawn tomorrow morning so when I remove them from the spawning tank I can inspect closer.
     
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