Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco, California
Re: New 300 gallon high tech high light planted Discus tank - Build Journal
I can't fathom an aquarium taking this long. It did take two years to build my 6000 gallon Koi pond though, but that was due to a large rock vein cross cutting our yard.
As an expert on Koi, I have wondered why you choose a lighter color for the bottom of the pond? It would make it difficult to see the colors of the Koi when viewed from above. As soon as the carpet algae kicks in, it'll darken right up.
Buy the book `kokugyo` for a better idea of koi quality. I fear you paid more than your liking for inferior quality koi. I can hook you up with some suppliers of the matsunosuke bloodline. I have a few of these Koi and after 8 years, they're still beautiful.