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Old 02-25-2013, 01:12 AM   #301
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:15 AM   #302
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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.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:47 AM   #303
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I fear you paid more than your liking for inferior quality koi.
$10 ? They're starter fish. I'll give em away after a few years and get some nice Japanese fish. I know Ron Goforth here in Houston for quality Koi.

The pond was a learning process. I would do many things different if done over .... oh well.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:43 PM   #304
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If you want to go even fancier on the t-stat you can always get a nice wi-fi one. I hear NEST makes em. Honeywell also makes quite a few nice ones, such as the 5000/6000 and 8000 series which are all touch screen but 8000 has much more advance options.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #305
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Not to hijack the thread, but what distinguishes koi?
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #306
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Not to hijack the thread, but what distinguishes koi?
body and fin shape and color patterning. The color pattern seems to be one of the biggest keys. A pure white koi with a perfect orange circle on it's forehead and nowhere else can sell for thousands of dollars.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:29 AM   #307
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amazing man! cant wait to see it finished!!!
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #308
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Picked up some gas lift shocks for a hatchback lid last night at Autozone. Try and get them mounted this weekend.

Little further on the wiring.

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #309
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Could you show us a picture of the LED Cannons turned on when you wire them? I'm curious to see its power .
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:57 PM   #310
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Not to hijack the thread, but what distinguishes koi?
Those that grant wishes are the most prized.


Still looking forward to seeing this completed
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That is some superb wiring. Nicely done.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #312
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Picked up some gas lift shocks for a hatchback lid last night at Autozone. Try and get them mounted this weekend.

Little further on the wiring.


I am in awe of your technical expertise!
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:33 PM   #313
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I know you're still quite a ways from stocking this tank, but what are you planning on using in there besides Discus? Are you going to do wilds?
I think some Altum Angels would be pretty neat in that giant tank.

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:31 PM   #314
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I havent given much thought to fauna beyond discus.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:03 AM   #315
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I like the lighting setup really spectacular build. Subscribed too. I am curious about the ballast though, is the top going to be covered with glass? I know you'll have tons of evap in the hood part if it isn't and can the ballast take the humidity when the door is down?

Sorry for playing captain hindsight.

I know you've already gotten your lights and all but did you happen to look at the Kessil LED's?
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