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growing on

Postby dietcoke » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:33 am

newbi question hope you can help,i love the look of big koi but dont have the money or time to wait for mine to grow in unheated pond.i understand koi grow quicker at 24 and some have made "hot boxes or growing on vats" based around IBCs any help or a point in the correct direction thanks.


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RE: growing on

Postby chagoi 05 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:33 am

Ask Scooby [:D][:D][:D]

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RE: growing on

Postby dietcoke » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:33 am

it that the guy in dodgey underpants !

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RE: growing on

Postby chagoi 05 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:50 am

U got it [:D][:D][:D] he usualy wears them on his head, but a clever guy [;)]

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RE: growing on

Postby noddy » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:56 am

Hi,this is my 'hot house'.250 gallon vat heated between 21 and 26 depending on the time if year.On very hot summer days it gets so hot in there you could last about 3 minutes[:D]
You can grow tiny koi on very quickly feeding high protien pellets for the first year,anything after that thier growth becomes stunted by the size of the tank and they grow more outwards than anything[:D]



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RE: growing on

Postby dietcoke » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:13 pm

cheers noddy thanks for the photos thats a great help. think i am being daft if i buy 2-3 inch £20 koi(my price range) stick it in a heated tank and feed small and often in a mater of weeks what do you recon you get size wise and value in shop (not looking to make money just want bigger fish that i cannot aford)

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RE: growing on

Postby dietcoke » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:13 pm

hope you can see small fish 2200 gallon pond

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RE: growing on

Postby chris_mad » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:13 pm

You could keep an eye open on the buy and sell section here.
You can get some very nice koi '2nd hand' as it were, at 1/4 dealer prices easy (most of the time, with some exceptions.....)

Just put a couple in a 'hot box' to watch them grow fast [:D]

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RE: growing on

Postby koi boy tom » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:16 pm

big koi here mate and they're in your price range
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RE: growing on

Postby ReikiCol » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:33 pm

Not forgetting of course, the quicker they grow,the quicker they develope, the quicker they go down hill!!!!

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RE: growing on

Postby scoobysti » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:33 pm

[quote]Not forgetting of course, the quicker they grow,the quicker they develope, the quicker they go down hill!!!! [/quote]

Cobblers!

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RE: growing on

Postby greeny » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:50 pm

lol

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RE: growing on

Postby mark6465 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:23 pm

[quote]ORIGINAL: scoobysti

[quote]Not forgetting of course, the quicker they grow,the quicker they develope, the quicker they go down hill!!!! [/quote]

Cobblers!
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ooooh this site is great funnnnnnn [:D][:D][:D][:D][:D] one word says it all

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RE: growing on

Postby dietcoke » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:23 pm

Cheers koi boy just a bit to far l live by chester

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RE: growing on

Postby mark6465 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:23 pm

here is the koi dealer map have a look ask the question on here if they are any good

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RE: growing on

Postby koi442 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:03 pm

Hi
you can get koi that will grow jumbo koi, but they will need time to grow and develop like all koi

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RE: growing on

Postby kalim » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:20 pm

Kool pictures noddy, I've just recently started heating baby koi's in my tank and they really do grow, but my tank is 152 litres so I had to remove the fishes reallys quickly, 2" ghost koi in march now there 4-5" its unbelievable, I dont know why me and my dad didnt start doing this right from the beginning

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RE: growing on

Postby RipleyRich » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:53 pm

[quote]ORIGINAL: scoobysti

[quote]Not forgetting of course, the quicker they grow,the quicker they develope, the quicker they go down hill!!!! [/quote]

Cobblers!
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Me thinks Scoobs disagrees [8|]


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