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Rear Garden

March, 2018

3/8/18, Thur

Planted Lily of the Nile, Fortnight Lily and Hyacinth.

April, 2017

4/13/17, Thur

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Replaced pressure treated bridge to pavilion with cedar planks.

February, 2017

2/12/17, Fri

Planted junipuras squamata “blue star” in southeast corner and under cedar.

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Planted sedum Angelina Golden Stonecrop in forecourt.

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January, 2017

1/16/17, Mon:

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Planted new Azalea “Shugetsu”, Autumn Moon.

November, 2016

11/22/16, Tue:

CJ & Justin Rebuilt walkway and placed crushed granite cover on rear terrace.

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Pruned Japanese Maple

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May, 2016

5/24/16, Tue:

Planted Camellia and reset stones on rear terrace.

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April, 2016

4/27/16, Wed:

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Planted Bronze Carpet and Angelina Stonecrop in forecourt.

November, 2015

Pruned deodar cedar.

August, 2015

8/9/15, Sun:

Planted ground cover in Rear Garden:

April, 2015:

4/23/15, Thur:

Sprayed azalea and hawthorne bushes with Nualgi.

March, 2015:

3/24/15, Tue:

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Planted Flowering Cherry, Prunus serrulata ‘Amanogawa’

December, 2014:

12/26/14, Fri:

Pruned Japanese Maple and cleaned off dead leaves.

November, 2014:

11/16/2014, Sun:

Planted Picea pungens ‘The Blues’ spruce in south east corner of rear garden.

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and another hawthorn behind cedar.

11/11/2014, Wed:

Planted Loropetalum Crimson Fire near Yamashita Taki replacing a spindly azalea. Azalea moved to upper terrace where another azalea had died during summer hot spell. Planted Rhapholepsis Umbellata Minor Hawthorn behind Yamashita replacing another azalea that was lost in same heat wave.

July, 2014:

7/9/2014, Wed:

Purchased three new conifers for rear garden at Dave’s in Hayward. Golden Hinoki Cypress, Blue Spruce “The Blues”, Green Prince Cedar.

May, 2014:

5/19/2014, Mon:

Detassled and candled black pine.

January, 2014:

1/3/2014, Fri:

Planted sedum lineare “Tricolor” around stones in forecourt.  Planted left overs under cedar and near sequoia in rear terraces.

November-December, 2013:

During November and December, pruned the rear garden kuro matsu.

August, 2013

8/3/2013, Sat:

Installed R5 and R6 kuro matsu outlets to deep water kuro matsu and momiji and surrounding ground cover.

July, 2013

7/28/2013, Sun:

Planted three new conifers purchased from Pond and Garden in Cotati yesterday on my trip with Jack and Gerry.

7/30/2013, Tue:

Finally located R5 & R6 outlets and got R6 valve operating correctly.  Swapped R5 & R6 circuits to reduce amount of trenching and piping required.

7/31/2013: Wed:

Installed irrigation in azalea terrace.  Had to switch connection from R6 to R5 circuit.

June, 2013

6/10/2013, Mon:

Planted New Blue Tamarix Juniper in South East corner.

May, 2013

5/20/2013, Mon:

Finished sealing nobedan.

January, 2011

Extend fujidana in rear for privacy.  Neighbors removed fig tree and vine.

Extended Fujidana

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Kuromatsu

2/25/17, Sat:

Purchased Genki Koi

Kin-ki-Utsuri – Female

Akesansai – 53 cm (20 3/4″)

Breeder: Tsuna

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Kuromatsu is very faded after traveling.

6/8/18:

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7/23/17, Sun:

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Kuromatsu Normal Colors

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Shinju-ko

 

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Mukashi Ogon – ?

Born – 2015

Purchased: Genki Nishikigoi, 10/9/16

Breeder: Matsue

10/9/16: 38 cm (15″)

6/8/18:

Measured and returned to pond.

Shinjuko 6818

8/19/17, Sat:

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Measured: 51 cm (20 1/4″)

6/10/17, Sat:

Shinju-ko

Attended Monterey Bay Koi Club Young Koi Show, won Reserve Champion B

Measured: 48 cm (19″)

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Nobunaga

10/9/16, Sun:

Shiro-Utsuri – Unknown

Born: 2015

Purchased: Genki Nishikigoi, 10/9/2016

Breeder: Omosako

10/16/18, Tues:

Measured and returned to pond. Nobunaga101618

3/31/18, Sat:

Measured 43 cm ( 16 3/4′), Moved to pond.

Nobunaga

8/19/17, Sat:

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Measured: 41 cm (16 1/4″). Returned to QT.

10/9/16, Sun:

Measured 23 cm (9 1/4″)

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Musashi

4/15/2015, Wed:

Goshiki – Unknown

Born – 2014

Purchased Genki Nishikigoi, 4/2014, tosai

Breeder: Unknown

6/8/18:

Measured and returned to pond.

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2/25/17, Sat:

Measured 43 cm (17″).and moved to pond. Determined to be a male.

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Sat, 8/19/17

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Measured: 46 cm (18″)

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Charles, Pittsburgh

Charles Sala 1

Charles Sala 2

I have a lot of fish, Guppies and planted the tank to the max -Good light No algae to speak of.  I put a cap full of Dr Tim’s Waste Away every day to eat PooP ,  http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/freshwater-aquarium-products#wasteaway

I keep Nitrates just marginally under control with 50% water changes at least once a week.  All other parameters are near Zero

I have a 4 tray canister, Marineland 360 rated for up to 100 gallons, have a 30 gallon tank with two hand on filters as well.

November 7:

I had two trays with BioHome About April 20 I added BioGravel to the two trays to add mass by filling the little voids in the BioHome.

May 1:

I now have  1 tray of floss and polishing filter to keep your product clean at the bottom with 3 trays over the filtered water of combination BioHome and BioGravel to get the maximum amount of material in the trays to control Nitrates

Will Keep you posted

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Biohome is here!!

The new website has been up now for a few days.  The performance seems pretty good and I haven’t found any bugs for awhile.  If you see some, please let me know.  We want your experience to be as smooth as silk.

And, if you like what you see, please give us a Like or Share with your friends.  We’ll appreciate it.

The big news is that the complete line of Biohome media is now available at GreatWave.  Biohome sintered glass media is the best filter media available and GreatWave has the best prices in the US.  If you’re looking for great media for you aquarium filter, trickle tower or koi pond filter you’ve come to the right place.

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GreatWave Turns Two!

GreatWave just turned two.  Like all toddlers, our progress has been pretty slow, but we’ve sold two filters, innards for another, a number of books and some accessories, so we feel like we’re gradually getting our feet on the ground.

A good part of the first two years was spent rebuilding the pond at Koten-En, the Japanese style garden where Endless River filters are made.   The pond at Koten-En and a 600 gallon Quarantine Tank are test beds for our filters.  We’ve learned a lot from operating the filters on these ponds and as a result have been busily designing improvements to the filters.  You can check out what’s happening at the pond anytime by clicking the link to the Koten-En Pond Log at the top of the page.

In 2014 we’re starting afresh with a new improved website, and a complete new line of filters and a whole new line of filter media.  Endless River Koi Pond Filters are still based on Peter Waddington’s “Endless River” concept and share all of the attributes that have made Peter’s filters popular with a wide range of koi keepers around the World.  The easy flushing, the ability to see everything that’s going on in your filter, the economical operation.

The Endless River filter line includes four models to meet the needs of any pond.  All models are the same width and height.  They differ only in length and the number bio-conversion modules.

Each bio-conversion module is a moving bed filter and  is filled with Biohome BioMotion sintered glass media.  This small marble sized media has enormous surface area and is self cleaning as it slowly tumbles inside it’s housing.  Bacteria swiftly populate the BioMotion media without laying down the sticky biofilm that gradually plugs other media.

We’re very excited about this new development.  Keep an eye on this site as we publish the results when we bring these online at Koten-En.

Email or call us today to discuss your pond project.

(408) 594-4161
don@greatwaveeng.com
 And…
Happy Koi Keeping!