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QUARANTINING YOUR POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 22nd, 2011 | 2 Comments on QUARANTINING YOUR POND FISH

For 40 days and nights it rained upon the earth clearing evil from the face of the earth
Moses spent 40 days and nights on Mount Sinai receiving God
Israelites wandered the wilderness for 40 years
Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness
The Egyptian practice of mummification took 40 days to complete
The cycle of 40 is a theme that occurs in the Bible, Torah, and Quran and crosses numerous cultures and ideologies.

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A KOY STORY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 14th, 2011 | 2 Comments on A KOY STORY

Many who keep koi follow a similar path. Most first become introduced to koi by chance, casually; perhaps at a backyard party of an acquaintance or at a public garden. Then, knowing nothing about koi except that they stirred you somehow; a relationship begins.

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BARLEY STRAW FOR YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 8th, 2011 | 5 Comments on BARLEY STRAW FOR YOUR POND

Barley Straw the newest old time remedy for algae control in modern ponds and water gardens!
Barley straw has gotten some good buzz in the pond industry the last few years as a natural remedy for algae control, but this “new” product actually has some history behind it,

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HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR RAIN BARREL

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 28th, 2011 | 2 Comments on HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR RAIN BARREL

When winter sets in for the colder zones, we all have to reel in and winterize most of our backyard living accessories like rain barrels. It becomes time to store this, or tarp over that, put away and shut things down.

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GRASS CARP FOR YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 23rd, 2011 | 58 Comments on GRASS CARP FOR YOUR POND

Triploid grass carp, Diploid grass carp, white amur….not very alluring names for a fish that one may want to stock their natural pond with. Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) are not really the greatest looking fish to keep in your pond and on top of that they are certainly not easy to acquire, and would probably require a permit to keep in your pond. Who wants to do paper work just to get a fish?

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HOW TO WINTERIZE A WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 14th, 2011 | 4 Comments on HOW TO WINTERIZE A WATER GARDEN

The water gardening season always seems to pass by a little too quickly. It seems that just as the water garden is looking at its fullest and best the autumn and winter are lurking just around the next calendar page.

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HOW TO WINTERIZE A TROPICAL LILY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 8th, 2011 | No Comments on HOW TO WINTERIZE A TROPICAL LILY

For water gardeners in the colder regions, the hot summer months are high time to get the most enjoyment out of our water gardens. For water gardeners of the colder regions to enjoy the classic water lily with its floating leaves and colorful fragrant blooms; they have to keep hardy lilies that will make it through the cold winter months and come back the following season.

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WINTER CLEAR WATER

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 1st, 2011 | 4 Comments on WINTER CLEAR WATER

Why is my pond water sooo clear when it starts getting cold out?
I hear this question every year as the temperatures being to fall and the pond season in the northeast starts to come to an end. It is a good question too.

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WHAT HAPPENS TO POND FISH IN WINTER?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 25th, 2011 | 78 Comments on WHAT HAPPENS TO POND FISH IN WINTER?

The warm weather is obviously the best time to be able to enjoy pond fish keeping. During this time pond fish and koi are active, lively, and highly visible. Many pond fish and koi become downright interactive with their keepers and will follow them around the pond, stick their faces out of the water or practically climb out of the pond to celebrate feeding time.

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ANTHONY ARCHER-WILLS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 20th, 2011 | No Comments on ANTHONY ARCHER-WILLS

January 2011. Deep winter is not good for the psyche of a pond builder. The cabin fever sets in right quick. Deep winter serves a purpose for the pond builder of the northern climes though; it gives us some down time to recharge, rethink, and plan.

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