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

Ask Scooby [:D][:D][:D]
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Postby dietcoke » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:33 am

it that the guy in dodgey underpants !
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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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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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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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Postby dietcoke » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:13 pm

hope you can see small fish 2200 gallon pond

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

big koi here mate and they're in your price range
http://forum.koimag.co.uk/tm.asp?m=503996&mpage=1&key=񻈣
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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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