Y'all all ***ed up big time, and if you listen to any advice you get
in this or any other usenet forum your ***ing up even more.......
>><>> Hello everyone,
>><>> My fiancee and I made the mistake of "wanting a pond and wanting it
>><>> now" and ran out and bought a pre-formed liner, pump, and biological
>><>> filter/waterfall and four koi fish. I dug the hole and we set the
>><>> whole thing up.
>><>> The big problem is.... we were dumb and rushed into it.
So your all a bunch of dumb ***s! Just like Carol and a few others in
>><>> immediately we began to run into problems. WIthin a week after setting
>><>> up our 125 gallon pond, we wanted it bigger. This is mostly for the
>><>> kois sake after we read that one full grown koi needs as much as 300
>><>> gallons of water. We have one 8 inch koi, and three 4 inch koi.
Sandwhich size, and they are tasty if grilled and rubbed with garlic
>><>You have too many fish in such a small body of water. The shop keeper
>><>should have told you this before selling you koi.
Why would a shop keeper telyou jack shit, they make money off ***s
and impulse buyers like you all aare...They seen a pair of dumbasses
>><>> Ammonia levels quickly rose along with the nitrite. The ammonia levels
>><>> are now under control and reading zero. The pond has been "cycling"
>><>> for 2 weeks now. But the nitrite levels are still out of control.
>><>> For the past 3 days I have been doing 15% water changes, to no avail.
>><>> Today I checked the levels and they are 1.0 mg/L. Even higher than
>><>> yesterdays reading.
And I w9onder why ..hm, maybe a new method of cycling........uyour
trying to invent......dumbasses
I did a 50% water change and they are down to 0.3
>><>> Today I have also noticed that two out of the four koi are scratching
>><>> themselves on the pump and plant baskets.
Probbaly ammonia burn or the crabs, as crabs itch like hell,,,,,Ask
CArol Gulley, how bad crabs (crotch crickets) itch.
>><>Parasites most likely.......yea crabs or crotch crickets
>><>> Here are my questions,
>><>> Are there any other strategies to reduce the nitrite levels other than
>><>> being patient? Enough bacteria has been added.... I used this really
>><>> expensive "Microbial Lift" stuff from the fish shop. The guy there
>><>> said I was doing everything right in the meantime.
A day late and a dollar short....hopefully your not of the profession
that is in health care
>><>Microbial Lift for cycling? The people here recommend BioSpira. You may
>><>want to try a different shop. What kind of filter are you using for this
Sure spend that money and listen to a lfs that ***ed you to begin
with, They love folks like you......easy toget money off of, and
always have a reason why "YOU" ***ed up.
>><>> Should I be concerned about the fish scratching themselves today?
>><>> Could this be caused by the nitrite levels?
Naw, just dump a container of Gold BOnd crab powder in the pond, they
wil be fine.
>><>You can Google pond+cycling and parasites. It would save people a lot of
Evidently CAthy Lee is too ***ing tires to reply but wants to see her
name posted out there in a dead or dying group like Rec.ponds is.
>><>> I really want my koi fish to make it through until next year when we
>><>> can do things right. They were expensive and I would hate to lose
Yea, then yu can graduate to a 160 gal preform pond and a 325 gph
Little giant pump and buy some 24 inch koi and add a half dozen
goldfish as well.
>><>> Thanks for any advice!
You'll get the ***ing bill trust me, its alreadyin the mail. This
group belongs to CArol Gulley of Mt. Juliet, TN and she says its a
money maker espeically when she harvests email addresses off it and
the other aquaria groups she owns or trashed.