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PostPosted: Nov 9th, '17, 22:35 
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This has spawned a need to identify the various types of koi I currently have. I tend to gravitate to the metallic looking scales and patterns that outline skeleton/bones.

B/c I just can't seem to find any of the more traditional types with good coloring @ early age. Plus, I also tend to get the 7.99 babies for stock, and I have gotten a few butterflies on the more expensive side. Soo much more to learn about now.....

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We bought our Butterfly Koi s from Walmart. Not a lot of choosing when you get them like this. I also find it fascinating learning about our fish. Seeing them change when they get older gives me wonder at how these Koi masters grow the right ones out to make beautiful picks later on. I think this is why I'm amazed to see these huge Kio come out of a lake sized pond.
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Today was move dirt around and dig a new pit for horse manure. Replaced damaged layer of GH film from hail damage.

Fixed some other little things that have been needing to be done for awhile.

Tomorrow, start on the pond and figure out how to get things to drain.

No pictures b/c I hit the ground @ 7 this morning and was device free ALL DAY!

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That's a lot of accomplishment. Congrats. I too rarely had time to shoot pictures. I hope to be back in the saddle soon.

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Funny thing is, phone tracks activity/steps and this morning..... "let's try to be more active today" :crazy:

I'll try to do that today......

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:forgot: got too busy working that I forgot to make sure I cleaned up the sides to make things square to the greenhouse
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I had to pull over about 7" and got it within 1/2" - - I lost about 9 inches in my overall width to be 63" wide :think: next time before getting to work.

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I had to readjust my heights after moving, still a little low in the back corner where the handyman (jack) is situated

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Now, top of pvc is the bottom of where the boards start and no trenching. So, figure drains and then figure out how to go about doing my bulkhead fittings and making some depressions to aid in removal of debris from tank.

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that looks rather good already.


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All looking good :thumbright:

Gee you're not wrong about "Go BIG or go HOME", I thought it was only Texas that where everything was big :think:

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Adam,are you having a bottom drain ? As a koi keeper I have to say they are worth there weight in gold when it comes to keeping the pond clean,there are a lot of types on the market,with types designed for ponds with liners.

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dasboot wrote:
Adam,are you having a bottom drain ? As a koi keeper I have to say they are worth there weight in gold when it comes to keeping the pond clean,there are a lot of types on the market,with types designed for ponds with liners.
More than likely, yes.

Since this is a first attempt, I was thinking of making if as simple and just having two SLOs in a depression on top of the liner. Our place is still on the market and we have one more trip to either be moving or staying put. I should know more by the end of the week as to the final direction.

If we do find something, I'll probably take apart, fill in, and move to new location. If we stay, punch a koi toilet into the ground and then look at getting a proper fish house and separate the garden/fish area.

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Opted to put a slope in the bottom. Cheated with scrap lumber to get a 15° bottom.

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In looking @ things, going to use the back of the pond to house filters and who knows?

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About 3/4" coarse sand.

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