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    $60,000 Japanese Koi Fish
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    $60,000 Japanese Koi Fish

    November 28, 2019

    I got a phone call from Shawn McHenry, he
    said he had a really special fish to talk about in our Koi discussions video
    this week let’s go inside and see what he has in
    store for us. Shawn! Eric! Awesome to see you man. Great to see you man. I love these koi discussions. They’re the best. Okay You told you have this amazing koi,
    I’m here to see it. Tell me about it. Alright, So I have with us today about, I think an eight-year-old Nogami Taisho Sanke My customer, a very special customer of mine, asked for a very, very special fish and I have it. It’s for a koi show is
    that right it? It is, it is. It’s coming up this weekend and this fish is at eighty three
    centimeters, so around Thirty- four inch Sanke. She’s big. She’s big. And not only is she big but she’s beautiful. Let’s get her in a bowl! Yeah, yeah absolutely man. She’s so big, she doesn’t even come close to fitting in my net She’s a monster. Alright so, obviously she’s huge right? Yeah. We can see that. But that’s not what
    makes her special. What makes her special is that she’s huge,
    and she still has all the qualities of a young baby fish. Like
    her white is pure, pure milk. I mean she’s smooth and silky, When you say just as
    if she was a young fish. So how old is she? She is around 8 years old. Eight… And her red, is that nice deep red and a lot
    of times older fish get sort of, their red sort of fades away and it
    becomes a real, grimy orange and we can see the black on here is It’s like ink. Yeah, it’s like ink and
    they’re still it still coming up! So again it’s as if this
    fish was just a two or three year old fish, but
    really is massive. It’s massive. You know from my understanding its
    usually three to five years maybe seven years they might finish out. Correct. Not the case for her.
    Not the case with her at all. And that’s rare right? Yeah absolutely! And
    the most difficult thing is to get fish to have that red climax, the white climax and the black climax, all the same time
    and it’ll do that sometimes but it’ll be
    when the fish is this big (hand gesture small) right? In order to get this crescendo to happen on a such a massive fish, its, I
    mean highly unlikely. I mean it’s like one in a billion sort of chance. One in
    a million? One in a Billion. A BILLION! Yeah absolutely. That’s awesome. It’s absolutely so rare. Just look at the skin quality here, look
    at the… it just like shines. So obviously, she’s a huge, beautiful 32 inch fish, but What makes her so Interesting…. is, is the dynamic qualities
    she has, she has a awesome pattern. There is this really
    interesting face pattern here and then boom, boom, boom, nice, nice actually four steps If you look at it actually 5 steps. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Oh yeah. It’s pretty, pretty awesome to find a five-step Kohaku right? And then put black on it and make it a Sanke. She has absolutely perfect confirmation. Usually when Fish are this big, you start to see little kinks their
    body where… where they maybe had a
    bad spawning one year. Oh right… And so, they have this long spine that
    get outta place. She’s absolutely perfect straight. And thats…thats… to me, when the most important things about caring for fish and admiring its
    conformation Then… the red the white and the black have all sort of,
    climaxed all the same time and to get that to happen is a so-so rare… and to have it happen on such a large fish it’s like all these cool things come together at the same
    time to make this absolutely beauty. and do they start spawning her? At what age? She’s been spawning for them
    of course right? No, No, not at all! No she’s just been a show fish. No, not a
    show fish but just in his mud ponds growing. So he hasn’t use this as a breeder at
    all. Very interesting to know. I’ve actually gotten a couple guys
    already who have, who have seen this fish, who are interested in, once she retires, put out to pasture and see what kinda
    eggs she can produce. So Shawn this is really
    interesting to me, I didn’t realize that if the breeder sees the potential for
    a grand champion they do not want to breed her, is that
    what you’re telling me? Oh yeah, absolutely! They don’t want to breed until…. Why is that? Well, there is several things
    going on. Believe it or not, a breeder typically isn’t me most beautiful fish.
    What we’re looking for in breeding, and every Koi breeder in Japan
    has different opinion oh what’s a good male-female breeder. But they’re often
    looking for the volume of eggs she can carry, and
    certain traits in their bloodline This fish, is a show fish. so it’s…. its main purpose is
    complete, like absolute beauty. So, if you were to breed it and she were to lose
    some scales, or get bruised, or get stressed, you know
    breeding is a pretty stressful thing And we don’t what this fish to see any
    stress ever. You… You went to get this fish You went looking for this fish! I went
    hunting for her. Hunting? Right! So your client says, I wanna be in a show, I want a chance to
    win. Absolutely! Okay. And so I’m actually judging a
    Koi Show in Japan. The Nagaoka Nogiosai And….I am a judge, pretty cool right? Yeah. And we’re going through here and we go to pick our champion. Right? I vote for this fish. This fish and another Kohaku, end up getting right around the same amount of votes.
    Right? We go back and we have to revote, so we try to get one that has a majority, a significant majority, and the… the
    breeder Nogamison, he bred this sanke, well
    turns out he also bred the Kohaku. So this guy, no matter
    what, is going away winning grand champion and reserve grand champion. He’s is also a judge at the show and he’s like, guys I’m gonna be honest with you. Both my fish are gonna win. I’m a kohaku breeder. I think that Kohaku looks better. How
    about you guys? Ha, Ha. And so so of course, a couple other guys start
    voting for the Kohaku. Right…. And so the Kohaku actually wins grand
    champion. But if you ask me, in my opinion, this snake was the best
    show, the best fish of the show Right. So she took “reserve” at that big show? Yeah. Which was great for me! Because if this
    was “grand champion”, she would of cost me a lot more money! Ha,Ha, Ha, Ha…. And your client right? Yeah! Absolutely,
    absolutely! Wow, she’s really special. Shawn this is stressing me out just seeing her in the bowl. Let’s let her go, I don’t want her in the bowl anymore! Absolutely, Absolutely! How much does she weigh? Too much man, too much!
    That was AWESOME, man!!!! I feel really honored that you called me to come and see this fish. Absolutely! I couldn’t let a fish It’s very rare that a fish like this
    comes to America and I knew you’d love it, So, I had to have you out here to check her out. You know it’s like the art. This is like the Van Gogh of the, you
    know of the koi.That’s what we’re talking about. That’s why we’re doing these koi discussions videos to expose people to the
    true beauty behind that. Real, real treasure. Man thank you very
    much! No problem man. Have a great day. I’ll see ya….. Wow what an amazing koi. It’s not
    every day you get to be that close to a Sixty Thousand Dollar Koi! Special thanks to Shawn McHenry at Mystic Koi for having us out. I’m Eric Triplett The Pond Digger, Thanks for watching.

    Training Koi Fish
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    Training Koi Fish

    November 13, 2019

    Hey I’m Eric Triplett The Pond Digger. tosy I’m gonna teach you How to Train Your Corey how to seize
    watermelon I remember some I try to defuse the watermelon my pond and they didn’t care for it at all I did
    it for about a week they still in eat it it was so annoying I just got
    persistent and I figure out how to get to eat it immediately let me show you my secret okay
    watermelon like this like a little wagon wheel what you want to do is what I first
    break out the center like this his way to stimulate them by putting
    some other favorite fish food in the middle of this ring when it floats and
    I’m gonna come right to it what’s cysts notice they don’t want nothing to do
    with Ed a start feeding him a little bit on the side now to fill the center with their
    favorite fish food now going for the fish food get a little
    taste that watermelon on accident

    How to Make a Waterfall With Fish Pond at Home | Waterfall Make Using Waste Materials //GREEN PLANTS
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    How to Make a Waterfall With Fish Pond at Home | Waterfall Make Using Waste Materials //GREEN PLANTS

    November 7, 2019

    welcome to my channel i’m going to build a small waterfall with pond in backside of the house i just use some old and waste materials to build this waterfall now starting it’s a garden soil I just put the soil on the floor and making a shape to the waterfall old cement bricks koi fish pond plastic sheet it is used to prevent water leakage in the soil flat surface rocks, broken tiles and different size rocks and gravels i just put the black gravel stones This helps the flow of water these are old and natural rocks i just collect it from wild area rocks gives a natural look to the waterfall cut excess plastic sheet now i’m setting pond pump after fill water to the pond then i just put some small white pebble stones it’s a white sand stones i’m sprinkling this for a natural and beautiful look put some aquarium stones after all to naturalize the waterfall add some plants and grass now complete and ready to enjoy


    How to build a pond – fish pond uk – how to make a pond

    September 12, 2019

    Chances are you found this
    video because you’re looking for some help with building a fish pond. Well in this video, How
    To Build a Fish Pond, we go into specific details of
    why we’re upgrading this old, traditional fish pond with
    high maintenance issues. So grab yourself a drink, and
    sit back and enjoy the video. Hi, guys, it’s Mark from, you’re trusted resource in the UK for ponds and water features. And what we’ve got here is we’ve got an eight foot by eight foot
    round, traditional fish pond. There’s a lot of fish
    in this particular pond, and they’ve been in there for
    a long time, about 15 years. And we’ve got a very
    small filtration system keeping the pond looking good, but it needs weekly maintenance. How crazy is that? Weekly maintenance to me is far too much. You should be cleaning
    your filters out every four to six weeks to allow the
    beneficial bacteria to colonize. Otherwise, what you’re doing is basically you’re flushing out any
    feces on a regular basis, so as soon as the fish defecate
    it’s out of the system. So a lot of work, it’s a lot of attention. So what we’re gonna do
    is we’re gonna upgrade this particular pond to a
    10 foot by eight foot pond. Two foot deep, we’re still
    gonna be two foot deep. We’re gonna put rocks and
    gravel all around the outside, and also we’re gonna put in
    a wetland filtration system that only really needs
    cleaning out once a season, or once a year, depending
    on the size of the fish, depending on the size of the pond, depending on what you’re
    gonna keep in the pond. So what we’re doing today is we’re building a
    lovely natural fish pond. Stay tuned for the Any Pond showcase. (slow synthesized music) So before we actually
    start digging the pond, what I’m doing is I’m
    plumbing in the biofalls so we can actually bury the
    pipe underneath the ground. So what I’ve got is I’ve got a 63 mil pipe coming from the skimmer
    that I’m gonna tee off. One’s gonna go to the wetland, and one’s gonna go to the biofalls. And what I’m doing is I’m
    reducing it down to 50 mil, so the 63 to the 50,
    and then basically 1x 50mm goes to the biofalls, and
    1x 50mm goes to the wetland. And also, we’re gonna
    put on these gate valves so I can regulate the flow, how much water goes down
    the (biofalls) waterfall filter, and how much water goes into
    the wetland filtration system. So, let’s crack on. (slow synthesized music) So now we’ve got a plan. We’re gonna basically extend
    the fish pond two foot that way. As you can see the skimmer
    box is gonna go down in there. This is what the skimmer box looks like. We’re gonna turn it around. So we’re gonna have the skimmer here. And we’re gonna have a
    waterfall at the back, so that flows down a five-foot stream. And also these. So this is gonna go into the ground and water’s gonna percolate
    up through the gravel. We’re gonna put a skimmer box on that side and we’re gonna extend the
    pond two foot that way. (slow synthesized music) So now we’ve got all the groundwork done. We’ve gone down to two feet in the middle, we’ve extended the fish pond by two feet. We’ve also excavated around
    for this surface skimmer, and also we’ve got the
    Wetland filtration system down underneath the ground, and we’re gonna have
    gravel on top of there. We’re gonna have a five-foot stream. Wetland filtration. We’ve got the surface fish pond skimmer. So let’s get the underlaying
    liner, than the overlay, and then we can start rocking. And what we’re gonna do today
    is we’re gonna actually stack a lot of stones around the bottom, to make it look a little
    bit more interesting, and also we’re gonna build a big fish cave out of the glass tabletop
    that came out of the last one. Now normally, I wouldn’t
    use a glass tabletop, but the client wants a big fish cave because the fish are used
    to having a big fish cave. So we’re gonna put in a
    five foot by three foot piece of glass, and we’re
    gonna rock over the top of it, and make it all look nice. So you won’t actually
    see it apart from unless you’re actually
    specifically looking for it. So carry on watching, appreciate it. (slow synthesized music) As you can see, the
    fish pond’s taking shape now. We’ve still got quite a bit of work to do, but as you can see, we’ve
    started rocking in the pond. We’ve got pebbles in the bottom. We’ve even put the fish cave in. And today, it’s all about the stream and building the waterfall, and carrying on the creative process. (slow synthesized music) – [Computerized Voice] I am
    very impressed with my new pond that Mark has just finished. He listened to my brief and
    interpreted it very well. He answered all my questions honestly and understood when I was anxious, and never made me feel silly. I would thoroughly recommend them. (slow synthesized music)

    How to build a Fish Pond – Part 6 | Pond Liner & Underlayment
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    How to build a Fish Pond – Part 6 | Pond Liner & Underlayment

    August 14, 2019

    [SOUND] [MUSIC] We’re ready to put down the underlayment and the liner in the pond. It’s only gonna take a couple minutes. So I wanna take the time right now to answer
    some commonly asked questions that we hear all the time. One question that we get all the time is,
    how long is this liner going to last? Well I’m here to tell you that the liner
    that we’re using is a 45 mil EPDM liner. It’s incredibly durable,
    has a lot of elasticity to it, and it has a guarantee from
    the manufacturer for 20 years. Now the guarantee is about not
    falling apart due to the Sun. Sun damage that is, so you could literally
    take this rubber liner, put it on a roof for 20 years, and
    it still guaranteed to that time. So when, we put it in the pond and we conform
    it to the walls, we’re gonna put rock work in here, we’re gonna put some gravel down, and
    we’re gonna protect that liner from the Sun. So we’re literally getting years and
    years beyond that. I’ve seen ponds that are 40, 50 years old and
    they’re still holding water, still intact and they’re gorgeous. Another common question we get is once
    that ladder’s down, can I walk on it? They, the people are real nervous
    to get in and out of the pond. Their dogs are around. They’re nervous about that. You literally can walk right in here. You can have the rocks in there. You can step on it. I’ve seen big, you know, Rottweilers run
    through the pond with their nails and it doesn’t damage the pond at all. The other question I get all the time is
    how do I know what size liners to get, and that’s what I’m gonna cover
    right now before we do this. This particular pond, eight foot by 11,
    we’re down about 33 inches deep. So, if I’m eight foot wide, I need to
    calculate the three foot down, I need to calculate the three foot up, and then I need
    about six inches overhang on each side of the pond, so I can do my edge treatment and
    I can make sure the water’s not coming out. You don’t want it real, real close, okay? So, I need 15 foot on width this way. We’re 11 foot wide, and, once again,
    three foot down, three foot up, and then I need a little extra play
    on both ends, so do the math there. What we have on this pond,
    we have a 15 by 20 liner. It’s gonna be all one continuous piece,
    and before we put the liner in, we’re gonna spread the underlayment. Let’s get started. [NOISE] So a common asked question I get about this underlayment is when we’re, we’re sending out custom pond kits to people a lot of times the fabric underlayment doesn’t match the liner size, and you need two or three pieces the underlayment cover the excavation? So that’s a common asked question. It doesn’t have to be one continuous piece. You can cut it in all different shapes. As long as you cover all the spots where your
    getting, you know, rocks and roots might come through so I wanna throw this piece up
    here and then we’re ready for the liner. [NOISE] [SOUND] All right we have the underlayment, and the liner installed I got my fish
    tunnel back in on top of here, we are gonna set the skimmer in place,
    but otherwise we’re ready to rock, if you have any questions whatsoever
    about what we did here today. Please post your questions
    in the comments section, I’ll get to every single one of them. I’m Eric Triplett, The Pond Digger. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]