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TADPOLES IN YOUR BACKYARD WATER GARDEN POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 27th, 2016 | 2 Comments on TADPOLES IN YOUR BACKYARD WATER GARDEN POND

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I learned while researching this blog topic of tadpoles that the ancient Egyptians used the image of a tadpole in their system of hieroglyphics. I thought it was pretty cool that the tadpole made it into the sacred carvings of this ancient culture. The image of a tadpole was drawn to represent the number and quantity of 100,000. I wondered why would a tadpole be used to represent this massive number?

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NEW JERSEY POND DESIGNER SEEKING POND AND WATER FEATURE PROJECTS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 26th, 2016 | No Comments on NEW JERSEY POND DESIGNER SEEKING POND AND WATER FEATURE PROJECTS

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New Jersey pond designer Mike Gannon of Full Service Aquatics is seeking new koi pond, water feature, and water garden projects for the new season. Are you considering a koi pond, water garden, or water feature for your New Jersey home or business? 

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FROGS AND BACKYARD WATER GARDEN PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 29th, 2016 | 2 Comments on FROGS AND BACKYARD WATER GARDEN PONDS

Let’s jump into the subject of frogs in the backyard water garden pond. Many pond owners will find themselves hosting a frog or more that has somehow found its way into your pond.

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THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 3 – POND PREDATORS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 13th, 2014 | 2 Comments on THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 3 – POND PREDATORS

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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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NEW! POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST ON PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 6th, 2014 | 5 Comments on NEW! POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST ON PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

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!

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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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THE WHEELBARROW CHRONICLES – The Egret

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 17th, 2012 | 2 Comments on THE WHEELBARROW CHRONICLES – The Egret

Just when I thought everything was cool with the pond…

The activity levels of the Great Blue Herons in my area had slowed down. I went ahead and took off the netting that I keep on my pond while the herons are in heavy stalking mode. I unplugged the talk radio station I play by my pond when I’m not there, so the heron stays away from human voices by the pond. I stopped moving the fake (super way too fake doesn’t fool a real heron for a moment, but it makes ME feel good) plastic Blue Heron around my pond and gave it the final spot for the rest of the season.

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HEY POND OWNERS, IT’S GREAT BLUE HERON TIME AGAIN!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 21st, 2012 | 1 Comment on HEY POND OWNERS, IT’S GREAT BLUE HERON TIME AGAIN!

It just wouldn’t seem like spring in the pond world without a word on the Great Blue Heron. As water garden koi pond owners, many of us have become familiar with the largest wading bird in North America. Our familiarity doesn’t come by choice for most of us though. Our familiarity with the Great Blue Heron comes by our encounters with this modern Pterodactyl using our ponds as it’s personal sushi bar.

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CATFISH IN YOUR BACKYARD POND. FRIEND OR FOE?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 14th, 2012 | 38 Comments on CATFISH IN YOUR BACKYARD POND. FRIEND OR FOE?

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Probably the biggest misconception I see among pond owners is that introducing a catfish to the backyard pond or water garden will help keep your pond cleaner. With respect I’d like to burst the bubble on that school of thought. Catfish, although scavengers, will not do anything to actually help keep your koi pond water garden clean; and may actually have a greater impact on lowering the overall water quality of your pond than your traditional koi and goldfish will!

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NATURAL PREDATOR PROTECTION

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 24th, 2010 | 6 Comments on NATURAL PREDATOR PROTECTION

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Ok, pond owners this is the time of year that we all have to start our vigilance and watch out for herons showing up at out pond. Late winter is always the time of year that the herons start making their patrols in search of that easy meal, of our beloved pets, from our ponds. We all get a bit complacent this time of year in checking our ponds but now is the time to start being a bit more aware of our ponds presence to local herons.

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FEEDING YOUR POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 29th, 2009 | No Comments on FEEDING YOUR POND FISH

Feeding your pond fish is a seasonal consideration. 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 fish 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 and let them build the fat reserves they’ll need for those winter months when pond fish no longer are taking in sustenance. It is a good time to be able to interact with your koi fish as well, if you’re interested in hand feeding your koi this is a great time to give that a try.

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