Living Water Solutions in traveling to Dubai

We are so excited to announce that Kent Wallace will be attending the Aquariya Show in Dubai on March 4-6, 2009!

The Internation Nishikigoi Promotion Center (INPC), a non-profit organization that represents the Koi breeders or Japan, has asked Living Water Solutions to partner with them as they bring the very best of the Koi world to the middle east. We will be supporting the INPC with our knowledge of superior pond building techniques, but also with our experience in dealing with the challenges of building koi ponds in arid regions.

So, if you’re in Dubai please come and say hello. We’d love to meet you!

Not planning a trip to Dubai? Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to report back on all of our expereinces once we return. Also, Kent will also be writing about the show in an upcoming issue of Koi Nations.
Stay tuned….

Posted by Kent Wallace on January 27, 2009. Continue Reading

Living Water Solutions on Twitter!

Looks like we’re the last ones to jump on Twitter!

Do you tweet? No? Well, that makes us feel better.

Join in, there are lots of koi people in Twitter Land!

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      Posted by Danielle Alegre on September 10, 2009. Continue Reading

      Reviews for Nishikigoi Mondo!

      It’s official! The first shipment of Nishikigoi Mondo in the U.S. has sold out! Not to worry, another shipment is arriving tomorrow, so place an order to reserve your copy because we expect this shipment to sell out even faster than the first.

      Contemplating if it’s worth the investment? We love the book, but don’t take our word for it! Take a look at this review from Dick Benbow:

      Nishikigoi Mondo

      A review of the newest Koi Publication

      With Dick Benbow



      I think the most frustrating situation during my learning process for the hobby of Koi was the language barrier. Trying to get information direct from Japan translated into the English language was often impossible at best in the beginning. Things have improved over the years since the wonderful book of Dr. Kurioki’s. So in producing a book of this magnitude, Nishikigoi Mondo is a major accomplishment in bringing us up to date in the effort to spread the knowledge of this hobby worldwide. Printed initially for the home market, the process to get it printed and translated has been several years in the making. So it only seems right to acknowledge with great appreciation the efforts of those individuals who helped make this book, and those who helped make it available in the English language
      In our quest for knowledge we often have more questions than answers, and this book goes a long way in providing them. Within it’s 392 pages, covering some 12 chapters, the book is in an easy to grasp question and answer format. In fact, as I began to acclimate to the format, I found myself just reading the answers in my hunger to acquire new information. 18 Top experts in the field of Koi have addressed Over 2,000 questions in all. These contributors have long been individuals active in forming our hobby with decades of knowledge to draw from. If we were to calculate the combined years that these contributors have been active in Koi, it would be very impressive, indeed!
      The book is well constructed and attractively illustrated with photos and drawings. For those of you who wish to check out the Physiology chapter, be prepared for some graphic
      Photos that while being quite helpful for learning, may cause a few to feel a bit uncomfortable. Towards the back of the book, there is an excellent glossary that addresses those Japanese words that need to be understood in English.
      As a long time contributor to many Koi chat lines, much of the questions answered in this book have appeared at one time or another. It certainly would have been nice to be able to refer them to this book. So for someone just starting out, this book is a definite must. For those who have advanced past the beginner’s stage, the contents really are helpful in understanding and improving your hobby skills. That leaves those of us who have been around for a while, and yes, there is worthwhile
      learning made available for this segment of the hobby as well.
      Nishikigoi Mondo is an excellent way to acquire knowledge from the comfort of your easy chair. It will provide you with hours of enjoyable reading, and should you wish to refresh something you previously read, it’s immediately available off the bookshelf. I rate it a “must have”.
      Posted by Danielle Alegre on July 29, 2009. Continue Reading

      Nishikigoi Mondo is coming soon!

      Nishikigoi Mondo,the long awaited book that will answer all questions that Koi lovers have about Japan’s national fish, Nishikigoi, is coming soon and Living Water Solutions has it!

      Living Water Solutions, Inc. has been asked to become the exclusive distributor of Nishikigoi Mondo in the United States and Canada. We can’t wait to bring this remarkable book to all of our Koi friends in North America. This book is the English version of the popular book that is already available in Japan. Not only has this book been translated into English, but it also includes extra content not available in the Japanese version. It’s all about Nishikigoi in the form of Q and A.

      Nishikigoi Mondo Books begin their journey to the U.S. on June 23, 2009!

      $140 includes shipping
      Hardcover : 392 pages
      Language: English
      Product Dimensions: 8.6×11.7×1.2 in

      A colorful, comprehensive record of Q&A based information and advice on Nishikigoi, reflecting Mr. Fujita’s 44 years as publisher and reporter of “Rinko” magazine.

      You can’t miss this remarkable piece of work in which 18 leading Nishikigoi experts answer more than 2000 questions on covering:

      Chapter 1
      Starting the Hobby of Nishikigoi

      Chapter 2
      The Root of Nishikigoi

      Chapter 3
      Morphology and Physiology of Nishikigoi

      Chapter 4
      The Ecology and Life Cycle of Nishikigoi through the Year

      Chapter 5
      Varieties of Nishikigoi

      Chapter 6
      How to Keep Nishikigoi

      Chapter 7
      Building and Management of a Nishikigoi Pond

      Chapter 8
      Sneak peek!!!!!
      Check out Chapter 8: How to Appreciate Nishikigoi

      Nishikigoi Mondo: Chapter 8

      Chapter 9
      Fish Diseases That Affect Nishikigoi

      Chapter 10
      Nishikigoi Spawning and Culling

      Chapter 11
      Seeking Nishikigoi

      Chapter 12
      Nishikigoi Shows

      Editorial Supervisors
      Shoichi Iizuka, Yoshimichi Sakai, Yokio Isa, Satoru Hoshino, Masamoto Kataoka, Toshihisa Oguma, Masao Iwahashi, Ryuzo Narita, Toshikatsu Konishi, Juzo Kamihata, Toshio Sakai, Mamoru Kodama, Tadashi Watanabe, Yasuyoshi
      Murakami, Sadao Hiroi, Masayoshi Nakayama, Manabu Ogata, Hajime Isa

      Published by
      NABA Corporation
      URL: http://www.venture-web.or.jp/naba/
      Email: smile@naba.co.jp

      Edited and translated by
      International Nishikigoi Promotion Center (INPC)
      URL: http://www.japan-nishikigoi.org/
      Email: mondo@japan-nishikigoi.org/

      Posted by Danielle Alegre on June 15, 2009. Continue Reading

      Certified Pond Technician Classes!

      Living Water Solutions’ owner, Kent Wallace, is teaming up with Irrigator Tech and The Pond Digger’s Eric Triplett to offer a series of classes teaching everything he knows about building Koi ponds properly.
      This Certified Pond Technician Course is comprised of 10 classes covering everything you want to know about building great ponds the first time. Classes will be taught in these sections:

      Pond Ecology & Maintenance
      Understanding Pre-Filtration
      Biological Filtration
      Moving Pond Water With Intent
      Water-Proofing, Excavation and Structural Integrity
      Pond Retrofitting, Troubleshooting & Upgrades
      The Water Garden, Ecosystems & Aquatic Plants
      Dedicated Koi Pond Design
      Pond Design, Bidding & Construction
      Disappearing Water Features, Waterfalls & Rock Column Fountains

      There will also be future offerings for business classes which will introduce seasonal impacts to pond building, how to maximize your calendar, and how to market your pond business.

      If you’re interested in attending this training program, check out the information site here

      You can always contact us with any questions too!

      Posted by Danielle Alegre on March 17, 2009. Continue Reading

      AKCA Annual Seminar in San Diego!

      Come see us at the AKCA Annual Seminar in San Diego! Don’t miss Living Water Solutions owner, Kent Wallace, give a seminar on how to add filtration to your overstocked pond.

      San Diego Koi Show

      This year is a triple threat for the AKCA as the San Diego Koi Club brings together 3 different events!

      The 2009 AKCA Seminar, 22nd Annual KCSD Koi Show, and 3rd Annual American Koi Breeder Show will be Feb 12-15, 2009 at the Marriott Mission Valley.

      Living Water Solutions and Koi Kouture will both be there, so come by and say hello.

      Posted by Danielle Alegre on January 19, 2009. Continue Reading