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SKIMMING YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 13th, 2010 | No Comments on SKIMMING YOUR POND

Q: What is a pond skimmer?
A: One job description lower than a pool boy.
Skimming, whether you’re talking about ponds or not, is a method of filtration. Filtration is a method of removal. So when you hear about people in trouble because of skimming money it is not actually much of a play on words, they ARE skimming! And it will get you in trouble! The good news is that skimming ponds will earn you a reward!

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FEEDING YOUR KOI AND POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 7th, 2010 | No Comments on FEEDING YOUR KOI AND POND FISH

Koi Feeding

It is drawing near the end of summer and it is time to make sure that your koi, goldfish, and pond fish are getting all the food that they care to enjoy right now! This time of year is an excellent time as a pond owner to take advantage of their voracious appetites

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CATS AND GARDEN PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 30th, 2010 | 18 Comments on CATS AND GARDEN PONDS

“The world’s most expensive water bowl”. Sometimes that is how my pond seems to me. I have on many occasions watched my cat Pippin interact with my pond.

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PONDS, MAN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments on PONDS, MAN

Ponds, Man

Even “In The Beginning” there was water.
Water and humanity have shared a special relationship from the earliest memories of time, and this relationship will continue till death do we part. Man has sought to capture, control, manipulate, exploit, and even amuse himself with water since even the most primitive civilization first came into existence.

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THE "NATURAL" POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 16th, 2010 | 2 Comments on THE "NATURAL" POND

Each year I get several calls about natural ponds that need to be worked on. I enjoy working with natural ponds a lot and get great satisfaction from reviving ponds that are on their way out or have been “dead” for some time.

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PONDEMONIUM 2010 EVENT REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 9th, 2010 | 2 Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2010 EVENT REVIEW

Pondemonium

It was PONDEMONIUM baby!!
Hosted in St. Charles, Ill also known as the water garden capital of the world, from August 5-8 2010; water garden and pond industry folks descended upon this small, historic, and charming town.
Pond people running amuck, shovels crossing, dirt flying, water slopping, and fish flopping in the streets…can you imagine!!

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GOT WATERFALL?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 2nd, 2010 | No Comments on GOT WATERFALL?

waterfalls

A customer asked me “Do you install waterless waterfalls?”
I’m pretty sure I answered, “Yes”
Then I thought about it and re-answered, “No”
Then changed my answer again to, “Well, I install PONDless waterfalls”….final answer.
Customer replied, “Well, those are even better, them waterless waterfalls look like rock!”
I laughed, I agreed, and we ended up building her a very cool pondless waterfall.

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THE BOUNTIFUL POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 25th, 2010 | No Comments on THE BOUNTIFUL POND

watercress

Ever consider harvesting from your pond? Many pond owners have harvested copious amounts of algae from their ponds, but how about something that you might actually be able to use to nourish your body and loved ones?

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ACCLIMATING YOUR NEW FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 19th, 2010 | No Comments on ACCLIMATING YOUR NEW FISH

acclimating your fish

“Float the bag in the water for about 15 minutes and let them go.”
This could possible be the most widely and commonly distributed advice on acclimating fish to a new environment, that is out there. Often given out by the dog and cat food stock boy at “PETTHIS”; and boy is it wrong advice,

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THE AMERICAN POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 10th, 2010 | No Comments on THE AMERICAN POND

American Koi

Have you ever been yelled at about algae? Have you ever been directly blamed for the growth of algae? I have.I am not sure at exactly which point in my life it happened that I became the guy responsible for algae growth; and I am not sure if that is something to be proud of or not either,

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