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Post by Kennet » Sat, 25 Aug 2001 17:39:06



Just came back of our hols having left our 4ftx6ft (300gal)pond in the
capable hands of our 21year old son. When we left we had a healthy stock of
large shibumkins, goldfish & one large weather loach. So we felt we had
reached the maximum of fish stock
No sooner are we through the door when we are greeted with 'I have got a
surprise for you in the pond'. The surprise turns out to be a very cute 2''
ghost koi & a golden orfe also 2''. What could we say except smile weakly &
mutter a shallow thankyou knowing that very soon the ''little cuties'' would
become big monsters upsetting the very fine balance that we have created in
our little water feature.
So here we are 2 weeks later discussing the inevitable.....
a bigger pond.
The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
                Kenny
                           ( Fae Scotland)
 
 
 

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Post by June » Sat, 25 Aug 2001 20:22:02



Quote:
> Just came back of our hols having left our 4ftx6ft (300gal)pond in the
> capable hands of our 21year old son. When we left we had a healthy stock
of
> large shibumkins, goldfish & one large weather loach. So we felt we had
> reached the maximum of fish stock
> No sooner are we through the door when we are greeted with 'I have got a
> surprise for you in the pond'. The surprise turns out to be a very cute
2''
> ghost koi & a golden orfe also 2''. What could we say except smile weakly
&
> mutter a shallow thankyou knowing that very soon the ''little cuties''
would
> become big monsters upsetting the very fine balance that we have created
in
> our little water feature.
> So here we are 2 weeks later discussing the inevitable.....
> a bigger pond.

***The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!***
                 Kenny
                            ( Fae Scotland)

That's too cute!  *LOL* and you have to know that 300 gal. was certainly not
enough anyway..you really did want a bigger pond, admit it. ;-)
June
(pondering that moral, in PA)

 
 
 

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Post by M.L. Pieri » Sat, 25 Aug 2001 21:02:33


Aw, the kid meant well!

Anyhow, it soumds as though you were looking for an excuse to enlarge
your pond...

;-)

On Fri, 24 Aug 2001 08:39:06 GMT, "Kenneth"

Quote:

>Just came back of our hols having left our 4ftx6ft (300gal)pond in the
>capable hands of our 21year old son. When we left we had a healthy stock of
>large shibumkins, goldfish & one large weather loach. So we felt we had
>reached the maximum of fish stock
>No sooner are we through the door when we are greeted with 'I have got a
>surprise for you in the pond'. The surprise turns out to be a very cute 2''
>ghost koi & a golden orfe also 2''. What could we say except smile weakly &
>mutter a shallow thankyou knowing that very soon the ''little cuties'' would
>become big monsters upsetting the very fine balance that we have created in
>our little water feature.
>So here we are 2 weeks later discussing the inevitable.....
>a bigger pond.
>The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
>                Kenny
>                           ( Fae Scotland)

 
 
 

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Post by Bonnie Espenshad » Sat, 25 Aug 2001 21:41:41


Quote:

> The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
>                 Kenny
>                            ( Fae Scotland)

The kids are expansive also!
--
Bonnie
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Post by Lee Brouille » Sat, 25 Aug 2001 21:56:06


Just remember, he meant well!  Besides, bigger is better (at least in some
things!) - 300 gals. is NICE, but 1,000 offers SO many possibilities, and
besides - I'm finding it's easier to stabilize than the little ones!

Good Luck - and remember to SMILE!
Lee


Quote:
> Just came back of our hols having left our 4ftx6ft (300gal)pond in the
> capable hands of our 21year old son. When we left we had a healthy stock
of
> large shibumkins, goldfish & one large weather loach. So we felt we had
> reached the maximum of fish stock
> No sooner are we through the door when we are greeted with 'I have got a
> surprise for you in the pond'. The surprise turns out to be a very cute
2''
> ghost koi & a golden orfe also 2''. What could we say except smile weakly
&
> mutter a shallow thankyou knowing that very soon the ''little cuties''
would
> become big monsters upsetting the very fine balance that we have created
in
> our little water feature.
> So here we are 2 weeks later discussing the inevitable.....
> a bigger pond.
> The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
>                 Kenny
>                            ( Fae Scotland)

 
 
 

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Post by Lee Brouille » Sat, 25 Aug 2001 22:40:16


Never mind - I just saw your second post: 2,150 gals. is MUCH better than
300, right? More fishy room!
Lee


Quote:
> Just remember, he meant well!  Besides, bigger is better (at least in some
> things!) - 300 gals. is NICE, but 1,000 offers SO many possibilities, and
> besides - I'm finding it's easier to stabilize than the little ones!

> Good Luck - and remember to SMILE!
> Lee



> > Just came back of our hols having left our 4ftx6ft (300gal)pond in the
> > capable hands of our 21year old son. When we left we had a healthy stock
> of
> > large shibumkins, goldfish & one large weather loach. So we felt we had
> > reached the maximum of fish stock
> > No sooner are we through the door when we are greeted with 'I have got a
> > surprise for you in the pond'. The surprise turns out to be a very cute
> 2''
> > ghost koi & a golden orfe also 2''. What could we say except smile
weakly
> &
> > mutter a shallow thankyou knowing that very soon the ''little cuties''
> would
> > become big monsters upsetting the very fine balance that we have created
> in
> > our little water feature.
> > So here we are 2 weeks later discussing the inevitable.....
> > a bigger pond.
> > The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
> >                 Kenny
> >                            ( Fae Scotland)

 
 
 

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Post by mad » Sun, 26 Aug 2001 00:32:50


TOO LATE!!  :O)
mad
--
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Quote:

> Organization: blueyonder (post doesn't reflect views of blueyonder)
> Newsgroups: rec.ponds
> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 08:39:06 GMT
> Subject: Holiday Warning

> So here we are 2 weeks later discussing the inevitable.....
> a bigger pond.
> The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
> Kenny
> ( Fae Scotland)

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Post by N2po.. » Sun, 26 Aug 2001 13:14:49


you might want to explain to your children, friends and other family about
quarantine procedures.  Quite a few people are losing all the fish in their
ponds after introducing new unquarantined fish.  INgrid

Quote:

>Just came back of our hols having left our 4ftx6ft (300gal)pond in the
>capable hands of our 21year old son. When we left we had a healthy stock of
>large shibumkins, goldfish & one large weather loach. So we felt we had
>reached the maximum of fish stock
>No sooner are we through the door when we are greeted with 'I have got a
>surprise for you in the pond'. The surprise turns out to be a very cute 2''
>ghost koi & a golden orfe also 2''. What could we say except smile weakly &
>mutter a shallow thankyou knowing that very soon the ''little cuties'' would
>become big monsters upsetting the very fine balance that we have created in
>our little water feature.
>So here we are 2 weeks later discussing the inevitable.....
>a bigger pond.
>The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
>                Kenny
>                           ( Fae Scotland)

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Post by jan jorda » Mon, 27 Aug 2001 10:59:33


Quote:
>The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
>Kenny                           ( Fae Scotland)

Your son is 21 and you're just now figuring this out? He must have been an
easy keeper. ;o)

My eldest son (at 13) got me into this consuming hobby. He & his younger
brothers had this maze of forts and when he mentioned doing a pond, I said
the forts would have to go, as that was the only place a pond could be dug
(at the time). That was back in my weedless veggie Garden days. ;o)

Was I surprised when they agreed to be fortless. Took 2 days to tear them
down and four trips to the dump to haul it all away, within a week we had
water in the first pond, by the next we had water in the 2nd. The boys are
now 20, 17, & 13. Expensive, but worth it. :o) ~ jan

 
 
 

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Post by Kennet » Thu, 30 Aug 2001 04:05:04


 Just an update to all who replied to my post. The Koi is not looking to
good 'very hangy' & has been so for the past few days. Thinking about
quarentine though a bit late now. However new pond rebuild is still going
ahead. You probably are right I'vejust been hankering for that bigger pond.
                                                    Kenny
                                                         (fae Scotland)

Quote:
> Just came back of our hols having left our 4ftx6ft (300gal)pond in the
> capable hands of our 21year old son. When we left we had a healthy stock
of
> large shibumkins, goldfish & one large weather loach. So we felt we had
> reached the maximum of fish stock
> No sooner are we through the door when we are greeted with 'I have got a
> surprise for you in the pond'. The surprise turns out to be a very cute
2''
> ghost koi & a golden orfe also 2''. What could we say except smile weakly
&
> mutter a shallow thankyou knowing that very soon the ''little cuties''
would
> become big monsters upsetting the very fine balance that we have created
in
> our little water feature.
> So here we are 2 weeks later discussing the inevitable.....
> a bigger pond.
> The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
>                 Kenny
>                            ( Fae Scotland)

 
 
 

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Post by N2po.. » Thu, 30 Aug 2001 10:20:13


the fish were introduced wihtout quarantine are now shedding cooties into
the water which can infect your other fish.  

Quote:

> Just an update to all who replied to my post. The Koi is not looking to
>good 'very hangy' & has been so for the past few days. Thinking about
>quarentine though a bit late now. However new pond rebuild is still going
>ahead. You probably are right I'vejust been hankering for that bigger pond.
>                                                    Kenny
>                                                         (fae Scotland)


>> Just came back of our hols having left our 4ftx6ft (300gal)pond in the
>> capable hands of our 21year old son. When we left we had a healthy stock
>of
>> large shibumkins, goldfish & one large weather loach. So we felt we had
>> reached the maximum of fish stock
>> No sooner are we through the door when we are greeted with 'I have got a
>> surprise for you in the pond'. The surprise turns out to be a very cute
>2''
>> ghost koi & a golden orfe also 2''. What could we say except smile weakly
>&
>> mutter a shallow thankyou knowing that very soon the ''little cuties''
>would
>> become big monsters upsetting the very fine balance that we have created
>in
>> our little water feature.
>> So here we are 2 weeks later discussing the inevitable.....
>> a bigger pond.
>> The m***of this tale is don't have kids they are too expensive!
>>                 Kenny
>>                            ( Fae Scotland)

List manager- Puregold
http://www.moonsgarden.com/
http://www.moonsgarden.com/~solo/solo/index.html
Solve the problem, dont waste energy looking for who's to blame
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Unfortunately, I receive no money, gifts, discounts or other
compensation for all the work, endor***ts and
recommendations I make.  And my husband has the
bills to prove it!