Tk's New Pond
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Hi guys,
    As I said in my old thread, my old pond is been renovated to new, upgraded, and more suitable koi pond. Below is some progress picture

    People working
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    The amount of sand dig out. That's a lots of sand man
    www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/13047/IMG_3408.JPG

    Some structure work going on
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  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Concrete work going on
    www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/13050/IMG_3478.JPG
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    www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/13052/IMG_3525.JPG
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Fountain work
    www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/13053/IMG_3555.JPG
    www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/13054/IMG_3557.JPG
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    More progress photos
    www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/13055/IMG_3570.JPG
    www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/13056/IMG_3575.JPG
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Work Done
    www.koianswers.com/discussion/download/13057/IMG_3596.JPG
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    Post edited by Bthineshkumar at 2013-06-03 07:51:20 pm
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Video of completed pond
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Pond estimated at 27 ton.
    Now pond is soaked (estimate for two weeks) to remove toxic from walls. Would continuously update the progress.
    Thanks to all bro's and sifu's who helped me out during this period of setup. Really appreciate it. Without your help (and poisoning :-)) ), I won't have moved from 3 ton garden pond to 27 ton koi pond.
    Cheers
    TK
  • koiBoykoiBoy June 2013
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    Well done Bro TK...
    It was like yesterday when you said you wanted to rebuilt your pond, and there it goes... Very nice pond there! Cant wait to see more updates coming up!
    Cheers! (Y)
  • gerrygerry June 2013
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    Wow...very nice bro TK!! Love it!! Ur kois are gonna b so happy! May I know how much was the total costing?
  • tswerntswern June 2013
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    Bro... can PM the cost? :P
  • mangkellmangkell June 2013
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    Hi Bro TK,

    Congratulation on new pond setup... =D>

    From 3MT to some 30MT is some 10 times more water... Koi also can increase some more... 10yimes also...

    What is the depth? 4 feet kaa? The ground water level design sure can reserve another 2 feet above... Maybe another 20MT in future... :-?
    Mickeyko Ducati-Kujamon Chagreemon Brabus#Sexy-Robust
  • KoiBeginnerKoiBeginner June 2013
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    =D> Wow wow, very nice! Cant wait to see the kois swimming in their new resort :P
  • ShukriShukri June 2013
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    Bro TK,
    No wire mesh and concrete walls? for 30 ton pond?
    In Koianswers Forum, no one individual is above the rest. This is the Forum for the Koi Community.
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Sis Gerry and Bro Tuan,
    I'll PM the price later :)
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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  • weihanweihan June 2013
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    Finally Bro TK, but still too small la hahahahha.... when wanna show details about the filter?
    Btw, shd have ask for container to place all those sands rather than put beside of your house, hard to remove them eh..
  • smokersmoker June 2013
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    Congrats Bro TK, very nice pond (Y)
    You are rolling in deeper now Bro TK :-))

    And Sis Gerry looks interested :-D
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro Wahyu :)
  • YipmYipm June 2013
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    Very nice pond bro TK but sayang a like bit small 40-50 tons would be perfect. Sorry got to rub a little bit haha
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    :-)) :-)) Bro Michael, this is ok lah. Bigger and ill hv difficulties maintaining :)
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    The pond designer and builder is Bro @James . Thanks to his knowledge and expertise, pond completed in 3 weeks :) .
  • jamiltjamilt June 2013
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    Bro TK, congrats.

    Are you gonna use bead filtration as part of the setup?
  • puathiantatpuathiantat June 2013
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    wow , so fast to complete @.@ it like u just told me u rebuild it yesterday n now it's done @.@ pls keep upload the photo of it ^.^
  • ashfaqashfaq June 2013
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    Wow brother, so fast pond builded :)
    looks good
    Thanks,
    Ashfaq from India-Chennai
  • niveknivek June 2013
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    Congrats on the completion. Waiting to pop the champagne next :)
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Yes Bro Jamil, bead is part of the system. Not fully like urs though.

    Yes Bro Pua, i was surprised as well. Work finished super fast. Now kois aso would start swimming soon enough :-D

    Thanks Bro Ashfaq,

    Kevin, lets do it together with all Penang gang maybe mid June. I still need all help to measure before release to new pond. We'll hv sake and drinks together :-p

    . I would announce when would b the day for releasing koi. If any bros visiting Penang, PM me as well. :)
  • gerrygerry June 2013
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  • jaysonjayson June 2013
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    Finally bro Tk your pond was done and fill water. (Y) (Y) (Y)
    Now i wait for the pond warming. \:D/
  • kolampkolamp June 2013
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    Damn that is fast! congrats bro TK! luv ur bonsai too :X
  • AnuarAnuar June 2013
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    Looking good Bro TK... Plenty of poison up there in Penang.... :-D
  • CKYeohCKYeoh June 2013
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    Bro TK,
    Well done , nice pond with water feature + nice bonsai (Y) (Y)
  • EddyEddy June 2013
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    Nice pond setup (Y) congrats bro TK
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro Jason, kolamp, Anuar, CkYeoh, and Eddy :)

    Jayson, I'll confirm the day for pond warming. Need all of ur helps for the day :)

    Bro Anuar, indeed lots of poisoning here :-))
  • osbosb June 2013
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    Bro TK,
    Congratulations on your new NICE pond.
  • KChongKChong June 2013
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    Br TK,

    Nice Pond! Mind to share some picture on the filter system?
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro Ooi and Kelvin :)
  • JamesJames June 2013
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    Kelvin, pond filter need to pay intellectual fee.... :-))
    Post edited by James at 2013-06-05 12:07:40 am
  • lautslauts June 2013
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    Bro TK,

    Congrats on the new pond, nice landscaping done, with crawling pine tree to give the Japanese look. Will blend in nicely with your existing garden bro. Now time for some great looking kois (Y) (Y)

    ts
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro TS :)
  • boertokoiboertokoi June 2013
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    Nice pond bro,
    Congratulation.
    No more BS/TT ?

    Zul
  • pandaipandai June 2013
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    Bro TK,

    Do let me know of the pond warming. Mana lah tau, if I'm in town during that time... Maybe our Penang trip that has been delayed all this while can actually happen this time... :-?
    Get Kenkona Koi and Kenkona Bio at special price online at http://kenkonakoi.blogspot.com/
  • megatronmegatron June 2013
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    Very nice pond, TK. Looking forward to visit your pond. Good job to your pond designer & builder too.
    Don't ask me why!!!
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro Zul,
    My filter in new pond is HUGE enough, so not putting BS/TT. Moreover, the water flow to fountain is strong enough with many stages which would do similar trick :)
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro Pandai and Bro Daniel,
    All of you are most welcome to visit my pond anytime. Let me get the NPS done, than would announce :)
  • ChengAunChengAun June 2013
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    Congrats uncle TK =D>
    I'm alone with my 3 ton pond now :-))
    Be updated in the world of koi. Jangankan seperti "Koi di bawah bottom drain"
  • gerrygerry June 2013
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    Bro CA, you're not alone la.... I'm somewhere there also with 3.7 tons and 13 kois....

    Overstocked to the max!! 8-)
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks little CA :)
  • puathiantatpuathiantat June 2013
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    mine = 2 tons and 10 now +1 soon ...
    what's this call banghead
  • MikeMike June 2013
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    Pond visit ? :p
  • muzamirmuzamir June 2013
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    Very nice pond bro TK. Congrats!
  • ikankoikauikankoikau June 2013
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    Congrats bro TK. Nice looking pond. I am very sure your winning kois will enhance the beauty further. Sorry been very busy lately. Long time didnt log on.

    Hopefully the NPS will not create any problem. But I know that u are fully ready to kawtim it.
  • yongbazyongbaz June 2013
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  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Bro Mike,
    Definitely got pond visit. Just wait for me to settle down and get over NPS :-D

    Thanks Bro Muzamir :)

    Thanks Capt, With all the help and guidance from Bro's and sifu's here, I think NPS should not be a problem.
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Bro Yong,
    Have to wait lah bro. Maybe by next weekend only fish can go in. :)
  • harry_luhurharry_luhur June 2013
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    Finally you turn hardcore bro. Congrate
    Regards,

    Harry Luhur
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro Harry :)
  • mrkoimrkoi June 2013
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    Nice pond bro TK. Good luck in your new pond journey. =D>
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro Azmi :)
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    My first round of water changed last weekend. The pH was 10++ @-)
    After solid 24 hours of water filling, now second batch of water is running at pH of 8++.
    Planning to change the 3rd batch of water this Wednesday :)
  • mangkellmangkell June 2013
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    Mickeyko Ducati-Kujamon Chagreemon Brabus#Sexy-Robust
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Bro Aznan,
    30T in 3 hour is really WOW factor..

  • megatronmegatron June 2013
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    just draw from hydrant! but prepare to go to jail..... :)
    Don't ask me why!!!
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    :-)) :-))
  • mangkellmangkell June 2013
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    Mickeyko Ducati-Kujamon Chagreemon Brabus#Sexy-Robust
  • koimasterkoimaster June 2013
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    verry nice pond!!! Can I ask how you made the concrete rocks?
    Concreet and then paint?
    How do you make the rocks waterproof?

    Thank you in advance!
    Happy koikeeping and warmest regards!
    Raf

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  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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  • mangkellmangkell June 2013
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    Same water level as existing.... I am just extend the pond area to my unutilised pump chamber...

    New concrete will be 1 feet height only...

    Yess... The leaks joint will be the new challange...

    8 feet dive.... Come on.... my Shusuimon can Xcercise more & get bigger width in theory....

    worth the risk... :-t
    Mickeyko Ducati-Kujamon Chagreemon Brabus#Sexy-Robust
  • andysiaandysia June 2013
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    Bro TK,

    I have just raised my pond wall by 1ft+ ... so far no problem. Pond depth increased from 3ft to 4ft+ ...pond volume increased by ~40% instantly. Still need to extend the wire mesh inside the concrete, redo water proof coating, etc.

    For small pond area, raising pond wall really gives instant increase in pond volume (hence more fish too???) :-?
  • harryyewharryyew June 2013
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    Bro TK

    Nice pond and setup too. Love your depth.

    May I know what is the total duration you took from dig dig to say you start filling in water?

    Cheers
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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  • harryyewharryyew June 2013
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    Good evening Bro TK

    Thanks for the feedback.
    I must say a good construction time for that type of built.

    Cheers
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Hi Guys,

    All test run complete, conditioning complete, soaking to remove toxic from wall complete. Now for the last thing, put koi's in the pond :-D

    I would put in test fish tomorrow (Friday) and if all goes well, plan to put in koi's on Sunday.

    I'm inviting all koi hobbyist this weekend (Sunday 23rd June) for the pond warming ceremony. The event's are like below:

    9.00 am: pick koi's from Yamakoshi
    10.00am-12.00 pm: measuring and releasing koi's in the pond
    12.00-1.00pm: Lunch, chit chat (Koi talk :-D )

    Hobbyist who want to follow me to Yamakoshi, please call me early so that we can car pool. Otherwise can come to my house at 10am.

    Sorry for the last minute but this is only pond warming. I would arrange another pond visit sometime later once my pond out of NPS. :)
    Please put in your names as below. I would PM the address.

    Date: 23rd June (Sunday)
    Venue: Juru, Penang

    1) Kevin @nivek
    2) Jayson @Jayson
    3) Mr Teoh (Penang Hobbyist)
    4) Glifford @glifford
    5) Palani
    6) Abg Din (Penang Hobbyist)
    7)
    8)
    9)
    10)

    Cheers
  • lautslauts June 2013
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    Congrat bro TK on your pond warming (Y) or rather pond cooling :-)) :-)) at 24c

    ts
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  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Date: 23rd June (Sunday)
    Venue: Juru, Penang

    1) Kevin @nivek
    2) Jayson @Jayson
    3) Mr Teoh (Penang Hobbyist)
    4) Glifford @glifford86
    5) Palani
    6) Abg Din (Penang Hobbyist)
    7) Mr Ooi @osb
    8)
    9)
    10)
    Post edited by Bthineshkumar at 2013-06-20 02:35:16 pm
  • KChongKChong June 2013
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    Hi TK,

    Congratulations!! (Y) (Y) (Y) ......Will visit you next week.
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro Kelvin :)

    We can have coffee watching the pond ;-)
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Date: 23rd June (Sunday)
    Venue: Juru, Penang

    1) Kevin @nivek
    2) Jayson @Jayson
    3) Mr Teoh (Penang Hobbyist)
    4) Glifford @glifford86
    5) Palani
    6) Abg Din (Penang Hobbyist)
    7) Mr Ooi @osb
    8) Fabian
    9) Fabian
    10) Mr Lim (Penang Hobbyist)
  • ashfaqashfaq June 2013
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    Brother TK, Palani and Fabian from bharath ka?
    Thanks,
    Ashfaq from India-Chennai
  • tswerntswern June 2013
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    Remember to post some pics here!
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Bro Ashfaq,
    Palani is from barath and my fren. He's working with me and help me throughout to set up the pond. :)
    Fabian is a Penang hobbyist.

    Bro Tuan, would update photos :)
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Updates on the new pond



    Already put in test fish and so far so gud :)
  • koiBoykoiBoy June 2013
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    What lucky KOIs you have! Hahaha chilling pond there bro TK! (Y)
  • koikichivnkoikichivn June 2013
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    A congratulation for your beautiful pond from vietnam
  • HDCuHDCu June 2013
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    Congratulations on your new pond. lovely!
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks guys :)
  • snowlionsnowlion June 2013
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    Bro Thinesh,

    Congrats on your pond warming!
    Sorry not able to attend.

    Yes, pls post some pics here..
    Well Wishes from Singapore!
    Jerome
  • rsingamrsingam June 2013
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    Bro TK,

    Congrats your pond has attained puberty and is now ready to take care of the lovely Kois.



    =D> L3
    Rajasingam
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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    Thanks Bro Jerome and Bro Raja for your kind words.

    Update Guys,
    Yesterday pond warming went well. Thanks to all hobbyist who came over to help out. Sifus who guided me what to do and not.
    All kois settle down nicely in the new environment. Now, just need to wait for NPS to over.
    Very sorry, could not get photos as all very busy chit chatting and helping to put in kois in the new pond.
    I would get more photos when all kois settle down
    Cheers :)
  • CKYeohCKYeoh June 2013
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    Great to know that your koi have settle down in the new environment, hope to see some pic soon... :-D
  • taipingnewbietaipingnewbie June 2013
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    Bro Thinesh,
    Thank you very much to you and your family for opening up your lovely house to welcome us to the pond warming yesterday. Lovely pond and kois.
    Take care.
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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  • weihanweihan June 2013
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    Hi Bro, postbla some pic :-D
  • BthineshkumarBthineshkumar June 2013
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