Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Koi Tank Construction 2010

This video shows a small fraction of the work that went into the Koi tanks which were built in the spring of 2010.  We give a big thanks to all the people that helped with the construction and made this happen!

Mike is using the bobcat to break ground.

Forming the first base.

The concrete truck has arrived.

First couple bases are poured and some walls are framed up.

Air lines, fill lines and water lines are embedded in the walls.

The trench is ready for the waste line.

Prepping the tanks for the Polyurea liner.

Applying the Polyurea spray liner to waterproof the Koi tanks.

The gravel around the Koi tanks arrives.

Electrical conduit for the power to the pumps and UV lights.

Placing the first Koi in the new tanks.

Shade sails are installed above the tanks to keep the Koi cool.

Monday, August 30, 2010

RMKC Koi Show 2010

We hit the road again! We made the trip to Centennial, CO for the Rocky Mountain Koi Club's 21st Koi Show.  We hit a few snags along the way (no worries, just a few blown tires.) We did arrive in time for my presentation on pond construction (you can view slides from it at the bottom of this post). Later on, Devin talked about his apprenticeship at the Marudo Koi farm.  Here's a few pictures from the trip:

The Koi show was hosted by the Tagawa Garden Center.

Mikki Hernandez of Tomigai Koi Food and Devin Swanson of Koi Acres.

The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument in Nebraska.

Here are the slides from the pond construction presentation:

Monday, August 02, 2010

UMKC Koi Show 2010 Part 3

2010 UMKC Koi Show winner

At the Koi USA 2010 Pond of the year.

Everyone gathered around for the auction.