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Journal Freds new pond build

Discussion in 'Ponds' started by frederick thompson, 14 Nov 2015.

  1. frederick thompson

    frederick thompson Member

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    I lost my dog last week. Had to put him to sleep. Heres my new 9 week old staffy
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    Fitted the new controller to control the heat in my quarentine
    Grow on.
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    Its a SCHEGO TITANIUM HEATER: ELITECH E-1000 TEMPERATURE CONTROLLEhave a good weekend folks. Hope your all well


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  2. ian_m

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    Has he been for a swim in your new doggy swimming pool you have been carefully journaling in this thread ? :shifty:
     
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  3. frederick thompson

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    No ian to young only 9 weeks but he will in the summer mate. Haha
     
  4. mort

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    Sorry to hear about your dog Fred, I've lost two in my time and its heart breaking. Bet the new bundle of fun is keeping you busy.
     
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  5. frederick thompson

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    Your not wrong there mort. He is full of energy. Love it though. Thanks for that mate. Baily lived to 14 years old. It was for the best. Bit of cancer. And started to have lots of fits. So he had a good run. But what a dog. He gave a lot back to us too.
    Fish are all ok and there loving this mild winter where having up to now. All the best mate fred
     
  6. frederick thompson

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    Cheers nelson zozo ian mort. Take care fred

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  7. frederick thompson

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    Put my big showa in the quarentine tank grow on. To do this i had to bring my tank down at 1 degree at a time to meet same temperature is a as the main pond. Took me a week. So transfared two blue orfs and a platinum orgon to main pond. And brought showa over to tank.
    He has 2 wounds from when my pond was leeching.there is now alge growing in wound. Scraped him twice. So no parasites on him. So now taking the water back up to 18c. Then on monday. I will put him to sleep. Clean wounds up. And iodine these to get bacteria off. Put anti bacteria gear on. And apply sealent. To protect the wound
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    He is 17 and ahalf years old. My first ever koi fish i bought.
    All the best fred

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    Gill ian london dragon all the best. I will came updated on progress

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  9. mort

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    How big is the showa Fred? Do different strains top out at different sizes?
     
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    Its aboutt 2 1/2 feet. In size. Thats its full size now. Here are some pictures of treating this afternoon
     
  11. frederick thompson

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    This is what put him to sleep
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    Thats him starting to go under
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    Thats him under and asleep
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    Ready to go to work on him
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  12. frederick thompson

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    These are the chemicals and tools i used. He had one ulcer. And some fungus on his dorsil fin
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    Thats him happily swimming about in the tank
    Take the heat upto 23c now better for healing. And put some malachite in tomorrow.

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    One of the photos did nt come out so here it is
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  14. mort

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    Very interesting Fred. Done a few minor ops on some fish over the years and can't say I ever enjoyed. Hope that guys heals quickly for you.
     
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    I think its all to do with water chemistry mate. I maybe wrong. But if you google ulcers. All the experts say water parameters.
    On koi. You get carp pox on Israeli koi. But not supposed to on Japanese koi. He is Japanese. I have some Israel koi. And a couple have carp pox. Looks like a spot wart. Nothing you can do about it. Its also harmless they grow out of it. When tempretures get in the 20c mark it goes. The showa is fungus mate with a wound underneath. So needs treating

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    Cheers ian and mort. I hate doing it mort but thats my 4th one. The rest are better now. I lost one though. I did nt have the qt then so tempretures did nt help. On healing side. He will stay in the qt untill he heals. I noticed one of the wounds was healing its self. So all i did was dab that with anti bacteria and sealed it in.
    The thing is mort you have to do it. Or he dies. So a 17 year old fish that is a fighter. You have to help him.
     
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    Kamiel thanks mate all the best fred.

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    Zozo hope your well mate.
    Hurry up and get that bath tub up and running

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  19. mort

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    Sorry Fred I meant do different strains of koi reach different sizes, like your showa I think you said was 2.5ft and I'm guessing at that age it won't grow much more if at all but would a sanke or ogon for instance attain a greater length? Wasn't sure if it was just colour they were bred for or other characters tristis as well. I think the largest koi I have seen have all been ogon but it might be because they are the only ones I could I'd confidently.

    I've seen koi pox on my mum's ghost koi when I was little, remember it looking a bit like someone had put silicon on them. Believed it was due to cold in the shallow depth of the pond so dug it to 5 ft and it never returned.

    My surgery is more limited to tropical marine species. Had to needle quite a few fish which had decompression and buoyancy problems and also a few who's eyes swelled up due to trapped gas. One was on a 16 inch volitans lionfish which was less than fun but it's still going today.
     
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    You can actualy buy jumbo koi of all types. So i reckon its in the genes mort. My largest whichbwas 3vfeet was a ghost koi the chrome looking type. My largest now is a ghost koi. That showa and a chagoi. I have another showa around same size as this showa.
    Sying that when i had this pond built because of volume and depth. The all started growing rapidly. So who knows. Might get some more in size to go.

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