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Lets talk food and water!

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Posted by: tagz at Tue Oct 4 11:21:28 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tagz ]  
   

Hi,

I can't bring myself to spend a fortune on food. Here's what works for me. I usually buy the cheap pellets at walmart (~3 lbs. for $9.67) and I mix it with puffed wheat from the supermarket (1 bag is ~ .99 to 1.29).

They love this stuff. When the weather gets cooler, I switch to only puffed wheat. This has worked well for 3 years.
Does anybody else have low cost alternatives?

BTW I have a 2200 gal pond w/4 very large koi and about 30 mutts (all cross bred from 6 originals; 3 shubunkins and 3 fantails).

My water was clearer this year than it has ever been. I did away with my UV filter. I have a 3/4 hp pool pump with a bottom intake, a 30 gal tub with lava rocks & a debris filter, and a waterfall with a spillway. In the spring, water was very brown. I was cleaning the filter every week until late June. Then all of a sudden it was crystal clear. Hoping that I finally got it right.

Any input welcome.

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