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IT’S 2011, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 12th, 2011 | No Comments on IT’S 2011, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Have I told you happy New Year yet? Well, if not, happy New Year! I should tell you now before it gets to that point where it is too late to wish this. Have I told you that I appreciate you? Well, if not, I do; and if you’re reading this New Year message I mean it sincerely. Thanks for being here.

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A WELL EQUIPPED POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 16th, 2010 | No Comments on A WELL EQUIPPED POND

You’ve just installed the pond you have been dreaming of, or maybe you have acquired a pond with the purchase of that new home; so now you have the pond, but are you equipped for it?

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WINTER POND WISDOM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 11th, 2010 | No Comments on WINTER POND WISDOM

It happens every year, some of us like it, some of us don’t; but there is not stopping the on come of winter! For all of us ponders out there this means that we need to make some changes in how we are managing our ponds.

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A BIT ABOUT KOI FOOD

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 31st, 2010 | 1 Comment on A BIT ABOUT KOI FOOD

When you see that big mouth opening for you to give it some food, stop for a moment and think about what you are going to offer that waiting mouth. An important consideration in fish keeping of any type, is fish nutrition or basically what you feed your fish. Many fish will take a wide variety of food; however, many fish are also extremely specialized feeders.

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PUMP UP YOUR POND!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 26th, 2010 | 3 Comments on PUMP UP YOUR POND!

Not all pond pumps are created equal, and not all water pumps can be used for ponds. Filtration is key in the performance of your pond’s filtration system and at the heart of every pond filter system is a pump.

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HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 18th, 2010 | 12 Comments on HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

The topic and problem of pond scum is an issue that at some time or another, likely affects all pond owners. The problem with trying to fix or even diagnose an issue of pond scum is that it is used as a very loose term and many people will refer to floating aquatic plants, weeds, or other floating material as pond scum.

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KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 11th, 2010 | No Comments on KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR FISH

I can honestly say that I am a person who keeps a good eye on my fish. After a good 30+ years of fish keeping to one degree or another I believe I have developed an eye for fish that is not your typical eye.

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ULTRAVIOLET LIGHTING FOR YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 4th, 2010 | 3 Comments on ULTRAVIOLET LIGHTING FOR YOUR POND

Could ultraviolet sterilizers possibly be the only type of filtration that is needed for a pond?
Uh, no. Ultraviolet Sterilizers could possibly be the most misunderstood type of filtration for a pond.

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YOUR AQUATIC FOOTPRINT

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 26th, 2010 | No Comments on YOUR AQUATIC FOOTPRINT

These days there is a huge amount of emphasis put onto our carbon footprint and how we can make changes in our lives and communities to lower that environmental impact, and it seems most of us are actually making changes to our lives to reduce our carbon footprint. A greatly overlooked footprint we all contribute to is our water use footprint.

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AQUASCAPE FOUNDATION GOES TO UGANDA

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 19th, 2010 | No Comments on AQUASCAPE FOUNDATION GOES TO UGANDA

Do you have a longing to do a good thing? Have you ever considered the wealth that you have in your everyday life in your basic things? Among them, is there anything you consider precious? Have you had the privilege of some drinking water today?

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