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THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 3 – POND PREDATORS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 13th, 2014 | No Comments

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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

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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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WATERCRESS, SIMPLE AMAZING WATERCRESS, THE REAL STORY!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 11th, 2014 | 2 Comments

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Watercress. What is watercress anyway? Is there such thing as rockcress or maybe landcress? How about outerspace cress? Cress, really?

     Yes, cress, really. There is landcress! There is rockcress! There is NOT outerspacecress, and I am sorry if that disappoints you. Truth is that cress, watercress primarily, played a huge and often times important role in many civilizations of the ancient and not so ancient world. Watercress’s botanical name is Nasturtium. It is an ancient plant utilized around the globe throughout history. And you still are not growing it in your pond? Why not?!

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HOW TO FIND A WATER GARDEN KOI POND CONTRACTOR

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 15th, 2014 | 4 Comments

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The time has finally come that you’ve made that decision to have a professional pond installation. Since you could not decide whether to have a water garden, a koi pond, or a killer waterfall display; you’ve opted to have all of them! You are going to get yourself a fusion water garden koi pond with a waterfall and stream display. You want an amazingly designed feature, you want the best equipment, and you want low maintenance; you want the exact opposite of the first 2 DIY projects you spent weeks of hard labor and tons of money on, while never getting the results you want. This time you are going to hire a professional pond installer!

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THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 2, SPRING POND CARE TIPS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 11th, 2014 | No Comments

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Listen in on The POND HUNTER Radio Broadcast Episode 2 on Spring pond care tips. Join Mike Gannon and special guest Chris Tallarico from the NJ Pond Guys as they discuss Spring pond care. Tips and considerations on opening your pond, servicing equipment, aquatic plant care, and fish care guidelines.

Click the link below and listen in!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wm-aquaculture/2014/03/27/the-pond-hunter-water-garden-and-koi-pond-spring-care-tips

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THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 1, STEVE SHINHOLSER INTERVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 24th, 2014 | No Comments

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Join Mike Gannon as your host of The POND HUNTER radio broadcast. Tune in to this broadcast to hear about this new water garden and koi pond radio show. Guest Kathleen Micheline, long time pond hobbyist discusses her front yard water garden koi pond.  Pond professional and owner of Premier Ponds, Steve Shinholser, calls in to talk about ponds and whats happening in the pond industry. Hear what Steve has been up to in the pond industry. 

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CHICAGOMONIUM 2014 REVIEW “YOU’RE AWESOME!”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 20th, 2014 | 13 Comments

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     Something awesome happened in Chicago recently. A pond industry event on March 17th and 18th brought together pond professionals from several points around the globe striving to make the most of their businesses and improve their own industry. It was a unique and special event on every level.

     The event was Chicagomonium hosted by Aquascape Inc. and I have 5000 things to say about it but will try to narrow it down to 3.

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NEW! POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST ON PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 6th, 2014 | 5 Comments

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We all love koi ponds, water gardens, water features, and all things aquatic right? We are all pretty much aquatically obsessed! If you have found yourself “In The Pursuit Of All Things Aquatic”, then you gonna love this!

Get ready to tune into an online streaming radio show created just for you and all who are aquatically obsessed!

Announcing THE POND HUNTER RADIO SHOW!

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PARROTFEATHER FOR THE WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 21st, 2014 | 4 Comments

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Parrotfeather! Half the fun of acquiring this water garden plant is the appeal of its name. Parrotfeather is a semi-emergent aquatic weed, unwelcome in most natural waterways, with the only trait slightly resembling the feathering of a parrot would be its green coloration; and that’s given that the parrot in question is a green one! This water garden plant looks a bit more like a soft green bottle brush, but the name Parrotfeather is much easier to market in the aquatic plant industry!

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PONDEMINIUM 2014 POND AND WATER GARDEN EVENT REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 10th, 2014 | No Comments

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Were you at Pondeminium 2014? It was hosted by Splash Supply Co. and took place this year again in York, PA on February 5,6,7. Were you there?

     If you are a pond professional and you did not attend Pondeminium you did miss some things. But here are some things you did not miss…

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