Richdon Koi News May 2012(posted: 22-05-2012)
Dear Koi Club Member
We certainly have a couple of BUSY weekends ahead.
This weekend we are releasing all new koi from our last visit to Japan.
That means the release of Tosai for the 50,000gallon growing pond, Tosai for the 10,000gallon growing pond and all new Tosai & Nisai for sale in our fish house.
Our fish house will be VERY full from this weekend onwards.
More details as follows:-
50,000gallon growing Tosai
All Tosai OVER the value of £550, shown on our website qualify to be grown in our proven 50,000gallon growing pond. This year we have cut the numbers down even further, and UPGRADED the filtration system incorporating a OASE drum filter and of course Japanese breeders favorite Izeki Netting along with our own shower systems and NEW media.
EVERY tosai shown over £550 on our website will be grown this season, sold or not. Unless you wish to take one of these koi home of course, this service at present is only £145, more details can be found here-
PLEASE READ- For the next two weekends (May 25th & 26th AND June 2nd & 3rd) the growing fee of £145 is on offer!
After June 3rd , EVERY tosai not sold over the value of £550 will be placed into the 50,000gallon and a further £200 will be added to the value of each koi.
This ensures that these koi will NOT be included in any future offers, and will then be presented this autumn. Of course you can purchase any of these koi during the summer and the growing fee is not included, BUT we will not be able to net any koi during the growing season please understand.
We have come to this decision based on past experiences where we have displayed these Tosai in the fish house during the summer and placed them into the 50k as sold resulting in little growth etc
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask
Those who have already purchased koi to go into the 50k these koi are ONLY available to be viewed these next two coming weekends, any remaining Tosai which qualify will be placed into the 50k on June 3rd.
10,000gallon growing Tosai.
The next two weekends are the ONLY window of opportunity to purchase a Tosai ranging from £200 to £545 (before discounts) and place them into the 10,000gallon growing pond.
This pond will be heated to 24c all summer and fed 15 times a day with our growth food.
After June 3rd we will NOT be placing ANY Tosai from our fish house into this pond, mainly due to temperature differences, please understand.
If you have a koi to be placed into the 10k this season, again you only have the next two weekends to view your koi.
We are working hard this week to finish photographing all new koi and place each picture and video onto our website displaying full price and member discounted price. We pride ourselves on being honest and open with our prices and every koi in our fish house which is photographed is shown not only on our website but also by pictures on our display boards.
This weekend is the first chance to see ALL new koi purchased on our last visit to Japan, and grab yourself that special koi. We must point out that there will be NO more visits to Japan until the Autumn so the collection we have this weekend is to last the summer. Our tosai are being held at 18c and Nisai at 16c.
We have had a very busy spring with koi sales despite the weather, and as already mentioned MANY times before good Nisai are hard to come by these days in the Spring.
Bank Holiday Weekend & Dry goods ordering.
We are open ONLY on the Saturday & Sunday for this weekend
We will be closed completely on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th of June
Also if you require any goods for this weekend PLEASE, PLEASE order before this weekend or as early as you can to avoid disappointment. Of late we have struggled to cope with late orders in the week, especially with food.
Last week we had LOTS of food orders on Thursday, which wiped us out for the weekend, despite having LOTS of stock!
It will help us fulfill your orders, especially after busy weekends.
The Richdon Koi BBQ 21st July
It is certainly approaching FAST now.
It is EVEN better this year as EVERYTHING is FREE
Our famous party night just got even better, it is ALL free
All we ask is that you let us know your coming along to this event
Whilst the weather is still mild (Below 18c) we can ship koi via courier. Any order over £250 after discounts and points qualifies for free delivery.
A fee of £25 is charged per box otherwise.
We are still ONLY open at weekends for visiting 10am till 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
See you all VERY soon
The Richdon Koi Team.