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Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)

Hi,

John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

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01 Jun 2016 06:57 #1 by g.orlean (Genrikh Orleansky)
Hi. My name is Genrikh. I leave in Kildare town. I have Koi Pond. Builded about year ago, had a lot of problems at the beginning as didnt know much about it. but now got some experience after making mistakes. but still need some advises. That why iam here :laugh:

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01 Jun 2016 10:52 #2 by robert (robert carter)
Replied by robert (robert carter) on topic Hi Every one
hi and welcome , I am big into the koi ,tell as a bit about your pond

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01 Jun 2016 11:56 #3 by g.orlean (Genrikh Orleansky)
My Pond is 6x3 miters. HAD BEAUTIFUL 36 Japan's Koi fish. Made it year ago. My wife made me crazy over couple of years, so finally she wins.
So i made my pond i bought small pump and filter which i thought will work for me but my pond went very dirty in two weeks time, looked like a swamp.
Just couple weeks ago spend € 1250 on Oase Filto Clear 30000 Set. And its amazing. Yes there are some green algey at the bottom but water still clear. At the beginning i said i had 36, when i fitted new pump and filter i realized that i have leaking hole. I had net over the pond but at that time i thought nothing will happens to the fish for one week. Only could able to buy patch on saturday. So that laziness cost me over €1800 - On Friday big bird came and eat nearly all my fish. Now have left only 8. Thank God this bird didnt took wife favorite fish ( Will post foto on saturday of that fish) She is lovely.

On Picture attached you can see my pond and grass, So where draw with pen that will be my future pond 10x4 But will do next year, will be expensive - € 5000 - 6000 including fish and more plants.
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01 Jun 2016 14:40 #4 by robert (robert carter)
Replied by robert (robert carter) on topic Hi Every one
sorry about your fish loss , my pond is just 1000 gallons and is netted to stop herons getting to the koi , herons are certainly a big problem at present . where are you based I am in tallaght d24

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01 Jun 2016 15:01 #5 by g.orlean (Genrikh Orleansky)
Kildare village.
Thanks for your understanding. All week end i was depressed. More that half of them were pregnant and was just about to give birth to little fishes. And now they gone.

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01 Jun 2016 15:38 #6 by Ahsan225 (Syed Subhan)
Replied by Ahsan225 (Syed Subhan) on topic Hi Every one
Welcome Aboard. Koi are definitely beautiful to watch :) please share some pics

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01 Jun 2016 17:14 #7 by robert (robert carter)
Replied by robert (robert carter) on topic Hi Every one
I think the realality of getting koi spawn to fry in a pond is unlikely , I am sure my koi have spawned many times normally early morning and the other koi just egg the spawn ,

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01 Jun 2016 20:17 #8 by g.orlean (Genrikh Orleansky)
Fry Koi???? Well I don't think they will taste nice, in fact I am vegetarian.
I will post pictures on Saturday. Want to catch my wife fish and show something. Noticed last week. But there is no Koi vet.

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01 Jun 2016 21:30 #9 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
Welcome mate

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02 Jun 2016 10:45 #10 by paulv (paul vickers)
Replied by paulv (paul vickers) on topic Hi Every one
Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your fish losses. It won't be easy to find a vet that knows much about fish. There are lots of very experienced keepers here.

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04 Jun 2016 18:23 #11 by derek (Derek Doyle)
Replied by derek (Derek Doyle) on topic Hi Every one

Fry Koi???? Well I don't think they will taste nice, in fact I am vegetarian.
I will post pictures on Saturday. Want to catch my wife fish and show something. Noticed last week. But there is no Koi vet.


Fry is the term for baby fish lol.
What problem did you notice with the fish. Most problems with koi are fairly obvious and treatable.As paul mentions very few vets have any great knowledge of koi and you are better off getting advice on here. Post a picture of the fish and let us see the problem.

30 tanks specialise in african cichlids, angelfish and various catfish

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06 Jun 2016 09:54 #12 by carlowchris (chris)
Replied by carlowchris (chris) on topic Hi Every one
welcome....

that must of been one hungry bird....24 fish in a week????

sorry for ya loss..

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06 Jun 2016 12:18 #13 by robert (robert carter)
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Lets hope that after a good feed like that he doesnt come back , think you urgently need to take some heron provention actions

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09 Jun 2016 13:23 #14 by g.orlean (Genrikh Orleansky)
Thanks. I did already, placed net temporary. Hope next month will make proper fence with net around it and on top. will look like a cage :) :) :) :)

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