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POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST – POND BUILDING SECRETS AND TIPS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments on POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST – POND BUILDING SECRETS AND TIPS

Check out Episode 6 of the Pond Hunter Radio Broadcast on pond building secrets from the pros. Mike Gannon is the host of the Pond Hunter Radio Broadcast, and is joined by award winning pond designer Chris Siewing from Natures Recreations. Mike and Chris will discuss best practices for creating a beautiful functional pond. 

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HOW TO BUY KOI AND POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments on HOW TO BUY KOI AND POND FISH

A guy walks into a room…
No this is not a joke…
A guy walks into a room filled with people.

What you just read a fraction of a second ago has already filled your head with potential stories as to what could be happening from that very simple statement.
A guy walks into a room, and a whole new world of possibilities opens.

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SHINDEMONIUM 2014 EVENT REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 12th, 2014 | No Comments on SHINDEMONIUM 2014 EVENT REVIEW

Kicking off under October’s full Hunter’s Moon, a virtual tribe of pond professionals gathered for Shindemonium 2014 which took place October 8-10 in the Maryland countryside; with 3 perfect days of Autumn weather. Also an amazing 3 days of networking and learning for pond professionals and business owners. Hosted by Premier Ponds and Turf Equipment, Shindemonium is a growing industry event for pond pros interested in making their business operations more efficient, with better customer service, while gaining higher profits.

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POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 4 – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KOI

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 4th, 2014 | No Comments on POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 4 – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KOI

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Koi ponds are a fascinating topic, often times highly and hotly debated. There is so much to know and learn!

Check out this episode 4 of The POND HUNTER Radio Broadcast to learn everything you always wanted to know about koi! There’s a lot of information out there on koi some good, some bad! We will be setting some things straight on this episode from selecting and choosing koi, to tips on seasonal and long term koi care. Learn some koi history, koi facts, and let’s but some koi myths! Mike Gannon is your host and will be joined by Barbara Johnson, owner of The Fish Lady pond services from Van Nuys, CA. Barbara is a long time koi expert and pond professional, tune in to hear her tips and insights on koi keeping.

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NEW POND SYNDROME A.K.A. GREEN WATER

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 4th, 2014 | 2 Comments on NEW POND SYNDROME A.K.A. GREEN WATER

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It seems these days we have a syndrome syndrome going on. There is this kind of syndrome, and then there is that kind of syndrome. New syndromes are being created and classified on an ongoing basis. The good news is as they create these new syndromes there is a cure for the syndrome in a little pill available.

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PONDEMONIUM 2014 REVIEW “REACH FOR THE STARS”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 26th, 2014 | 4 Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2014 REVIEW “REACH FOR THE STARS”

“It might seem crazy what I’m bout to say”, but often times when people hear that “everything is changing” it brings a certain level of unhappiness. But, when your plan is to “Reach For The Stars” and everything is changing because of that plan, well then, that can make you happy; that can make you feel like a room without  a roof! So clap along, if you feel like happiness is the truth!

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WINE REVIEW – KOI POND CELLARS WINE SELECTIONS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments on WINE REVIEW – KOI POND CELLARS WINE SELECTIONS

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How great is it to write a pond and water garden blog yet be able to do wine reviews and it is not out of place, a wine review that is still topical to ponds and water gardens. I recently took part of a wine tasting event, a wine tasting done on a live radio show, with a company that makes mixing ponds and wine easy; two things I love. Well the wine label of Koi Pond Cellars really made this pairing come together nicely. Wine and ponds, how fine!

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KOI AND GOLDFISH SPAWNING IN YOUR BACKYARD POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 13th, 2014 | 90 Comments on KOI AND GOLDFISH SPAWNING IN YOUR BACKYARD POND

Time: Late May, any year.

Call comes in from pond customer(s).

Customer says: “Hey my fish are fighting and it looks like Mr. Bubble may have fallen into my pond. The pond kinda smells a bit too…”

Pond Pro says: “Cool, congratulations!”

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THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 3 – POND PREDATORS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments on THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 3 – POND PREDATORS

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PH Episode 3 Pond Predators

 

Pond predators! Herons and Egrets and Minks, oh my! Listen and join in for this episode of The POND HUNTER radio broadcast discussing the predators that prey on your backyard fish pond. They come from the air, from the land, even from the water! There is a pond predator lurking somewhere waiting to make a meal of your beloved watery pets.

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BUTTERFLY KOI, WATER DRAGONS OF THE POND WORLD

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 29th, 2014 | No Comments on BUTTERFLY KOI, WATER DRAGONS OF THE POND WORLD

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For the koi purist, the kichi, the sleek and flashy butterfly koi may not be their first choice when it comes to their koi collection. For many, the butterfly koi simply would not be an option at all. When you get into the upper echelons of finer koi keeping, the butterfly varieties are barely even recognized as being a fish! Yet, for so many others they would not think of their collection as being complete without some sort of representation from the butterfly variety. My koi collection would fall into that category as well since I can account for 3 butterfly koi in my pond’s population. However; in my pond, I refer to them as dragon koi. I like the name dragon koi better. The long fins on my fish coupled with the swishy manner of swimming they have, actually makes them appear to be much more like little water dragons swimming through my pond than butterflies. But that’s just me, you can call yours what you like but in my pond they are dragon koi all the way!

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