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Welcome to Shinshiro Koi
Importers of Top Quality Japanese Koi
We are off to Japan on 18th Feb so any special Koi you would like me to look for please just give me a call on 0191 4887487 and I'll do my best to find it for you.
Our new Tropical Fish House is eventually up and running. I initially had hoped that everything would be finished by June but we were so busy last year it rapidly became obvious that would not be happening. Once the Koi season started to wind down however, and more time was available to finish off, it all came together remarkably quickly. The systems work just as I expected they would with the filtration producing great water quality and clarity. We have now had fish in the tanks since the beginning of November and they all look very well.
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This picture shows part of the new Tropical House before the acrylic covers went on and you can see the setup clearly. Each bank of tanks has its own, separate sump containing the filtration system, heating and UV.
At present we have 33 tanks subdivided to give the equivalent of 66 but already it is insufficient. The saw and chisel will have to come out again and get some more stands built asap and definitely before the Koi season starts again which will be here before you know it. The plan was originally to use only part of the building for tropicals but it now seems we will need all of it. This will give us the equivalent of 84 tanks for fish plus a new custom built plant tank and we will have to see where we go from there.
Most of you will know that we are tropical virgins and as such we owe a huge debt of gratitude to a great number of people for their help and advice during this project and also on an ongoing basis. I am not going to be indiscreet and name names but you know who you are and many many thanks guys. The learning curve in the beginning was vertical and although it's still quite steep, I think we are getting there slowly but surely.
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Here is the same view of the Tropical House but with the front acrylic all in place and looking smart with lots more fish in the tanks now that the filters are matured. If you have any any suggestions as to what you would like to see us stocking then please let us know. Whether it is fish, plants, drygoods, tanks, lights or anything, if we can get it for you we will.
Although our new tropicals have taken our time up recently don't worry if you are a Koi customer - We Have Not Forgotten You - Hopefully the weather will be starting to warm up after this week and then we will be back into the Koi season. Our baby Koi will be arriving soon so that we can have them quarantined and ready to go as soon as the temperatures are suitable. We are also planning our Spring trip to Japan so, as always, if you would like a special Koi for your collection, give us a call and we can try our best to find it for you while we are there.
WeiPro Pond Heaters
WeiPro Titanium Pond Heaters are a submersible rod type with a titanium tube making them ideal for quarantine systems or smaller ponds. They are durable and reliable with a highly efficient, compact heating element designed for extended use and complete safety.
Takazumi Vital Food
Takazumi Vital has a low fat and medium protein content, which contains all the necessary nutrition for healthy Koi. The ingredients are a specially developed cocktail to stimulate the immune system of your Koi and build up an excellent defence to infections and parasites making it outstanding for use as a winter feed to help your Koi build up strong resistance.
EA Wheatgerm Food
Evolution Aqua’s Wheatgerm pellets have been specially designed as an all year round food, with added benefits for Koi when temperatures are low. The formulation includes Bio-Mos and Omega 6 & 3 to improve the nutrition and overall health of your Koi.