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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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PONDS VS. GAMING SYSTEMS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 29th, 2010 | No Comments on PONDS VS. GAMING SYSTEMS

Gaming

As an owner of 2 seasonal businesses I do not get a lot of time off, so family time to me is pretty important and I take it where I can get it. I even look at house cleaning as a family time opportunity; and based on the faces of my 2 girls when it is time to clean they enjoy it even more than I……

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POND RENOVATION PROJECTS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment on POND RENOVATION PROJECTS

Another pond renovation project under our belt. I believe I am one of the few who can genuinely say that they love what they do. Working in the pond industry, like any other type of job, has its good days and bad days,

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RACCOONS AND PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 10th, 2010 | 5 Comments on RACCOONS AND PONDS

raccoon

I always felt that raccoons got an unfair bad rap when it comes to ponds. Prior to any pond installation I always have a consultation with my customers and we talk about the “facts of life” when it comes to owning a pond.

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POND GRAVEL FOR YOUR POND?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 7th, 2010 | 6 Comments on POND GRAVEL FOR YOUR POND?

gravel

When I was a kid my mom had this horizontal cylindrical vacuum cleaner that could easily suck up a roll of quarters, this thing was strong! I, of course, found creative ways to utilize this amazing machine in many ways other than floor vacuuming.

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BOG FILTRATION FOR PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 2nd, 2010 | 1 Comment on BOG FILTRATION FOR PONDS

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Bogs, the image of a bog can sometimes conjure up somewhat swampy unpleasant scenes, think “Creature From The Black Lagoon”. Bog has never been a particularly nice word and in our language

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KEEPIN’ IT GREEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 31st, 2010 | No Comments on KEEPIN’ IT GREEN

green

I’ve always considered the business I am in to be a green type of business. Keeping in mind that I am trying to be green in my business and how I conduct it, I am always finding new ways in which I am not being green, so it is an ongoing challenge to keep it green. Every year I make some sort of change; sometimes big, sometimes minimal to strive toward the goal of green, as long as I am making some sort of progress towards that end I am happy.

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DRAGONFLIES AND PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 27th, 2010 | 7 Comments on DRAGONFLIES AND PONDS

dragonfly

I have frequent visitors to my New Jersey pond, dragonflies. I have always enjoyed the dragonfly and appreciated its unusual shape, wing design, and colors. It is an easy way to lose a few minutes of time watching the dragonfly go through its aerial acrobatics just above the surface of my pond.

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