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    end of an era for me

    Post  anubisram on Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:17 pm

    Well, I have finally made the decision to give up the koi hobby - a sad day but it is not unexpected.
    Reasons :
    our poor summers - very few chances to get out and enjoy the pond
    cost - anything with koi in its name trebles its price including obscenely priced fish
    as far as I can go in the hobby without major rebuild including house!!
    It is a bad time to decide enough is enough what with the cold weather rapidly approaching.
    All fish will be sold first before equipment - no stupid prices here just want good homes for them
    I will list all on here at some point - some of my fish are already on here (kumonryu Big G!)
    I will still be on here from time to time as I have met some special people that I would still like to keep in contact with - Chrissy, Peter, Graeme, Simon and Sheryl


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    Re: end of an era for me

    Post  valleykoi on Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:48 am

    Richard...what can I say?

    I must admit it looked like you may be going down this route but I for one did not expect it yet.

    I hope you will keep in touch as we have all bonded(the hardened ones) and look forward to seeing your list of koi.

    Your knowledge of koi is too good to loose so no doubt there will be exchanges of emails from all of us.

    The forum is quiet but you know me..never say die.


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    Re: end of an era for me

    Post  anubisram on Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:42 pm

    Thanks for that Peter
    I will still pop on and hopefully catch up with some of the die hards on here.
    I am now concentrating on my not so small piece of the ocean (5ftX2ftX2ft tank with 4ft sump) will post some pics as it starts to take shape


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    Re: end of an era for me

    Post  valleykoi on Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:35 pm

    Please do keep some pics on here as it is all new to me and quite fascinating.

    I,as always will look forward to your updates.


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    Re: end of an era for me

    Post  gfrears1 on Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:36 am

    Not unexpected Richard,I thought you were going to jack a while back when you were building your littl epiece of the ocean.
    Best of luck with your future keeping whatever the type of fish Wink
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    Re: end of an era for me

    Post  chr1ssy on Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:28 am

    Good wishes with your new interest keeping marines, sure will be alot cheaper than koi. It is a sad day when someone closes their pond down moving their fish on after probably years of loving care, can not be an easy thing to do.

    Hope you will keep us updated with the reef and good wishes for the future. Thank you for your company and knowledge you shared with us all.


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    Re: end of an era for me

    Post  valleykoi on Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:19 am

    Well said Chrissy


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