We have a very active group up here in New England called the Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies (NEC, http://northeastcouncil.org/NewNEC/). While the member clubs specialize in small fish that can be kept in aquariums, I am often amazed at how much overlap there is between aquariums and Koi ponds. We are all in the business of keeping beautiful water! This short article was copied from the Greater Pittsburgh Aquarium Society September Newsletter called FINformation, and written by Eric Bodrock. I think it has excellent advice for Koi keepers too! See if you can read the article, substituing "Koi" for "fish" and "pond" for "aquarium" - and let me know if you agree!
In a meeting recently, one of our instructors said he was "At sixes and sevens" about that. There was a long silence, before I asked - "is that a 'good thing' or a 'bad thing'?" Below the picture is a compilation of words or phrases (and their meaning/translation) that have actually been used by K.O.I. instructors. The list below is alphabetical, and includes South African, British and other idioms. The picture is handy for those of you interacting with Dunc or Syd!
!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right