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HOW OLD DO KOI NEED TO BE TO SPAWN?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 19th, 2017 | No Comments on HOW OLD DO KOI NEED TO BE TO SPAWN?

baby koi

“How old do koi need to be to spawn?” is a pretty common question among fish keepers. Its a good question too. Check this recent Q and A sent in by a reader of the LOVEYOURPOND blog.

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Hello I have 3 koi fish that are about a year old, and

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WILL KOI AND GOLDFISH EAT FROM THE SURFACE OF MY POND?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 6th, 2017 | No Comments on WILL KOI AND GOLDFISH EAT FROM THE SURFACE OF MY POND?

goldfish

Hey pond keepers, I get lots of great questions from friends and customers about ponds and fish keeping. Alot of these questions deal with how we feed our fish.

I want to share with you a good question that came in to me. Check it…

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WATER GARDEN EXPO 2017 REVIEW “LIVING THE POND LIFE”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 27th, 2017 | 2 Comments on WATER GARDEN EXPO 2017 REVIEW “LIVING THE POND LIFE”

Water Garden Expo 2017

In late Winter of 2017, during an unusually warm beautiful string of sunny days, the conditions were perfect for building a beautiful pond. The conditions were perfect; for Living The Pond Life.

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In a town called Shawnee, Oklahoma a diverse group of pond professionals from across the country gathered for the 2017 Water Garden Expo presented by Pondliner.com. This year’s theme was “Living The Pond Life”. “Living The Pond Life”, inspired by Karrie Lightsey, is a philosophy of living, loving, and laughing in the pond keeping lifestyle and profession.

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AUTISM AND KOI PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 18th, 2017 | No Comments on AUTISM AND KOI PONDS

Autism and Koi

Its has literally been described as an epidemic in the USA, autism.
The statistics coming out each year are more staggering from one year to the next. Between the year 2000 and 2010 the rate of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) went up 119%. By some estimates, a devastating 1 in 45 American children are affected by ASD. These are crazy numbers and many American families are struggling with the realities of raising these very special children. The struggle is not just for the ASD child; it is shared by parents, siblings, entire families.

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WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN DURING SPRING

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 13th, 2017 | No Comments on WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN DURING SPRING

NJ Spring Pond Cleaning

Many New Jersey pond owners are wondering what to do for a koi pond or water garden during Spring, around this time of Winter. As grey Winter days lengthen and brighten with most of the cold solidly behind us, New Jersey pond keepers start thinking toward Spring.

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HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 18th, 2017 | No Comments on HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

Deicing a pond

The seasonal dynamics and beauty of pond keeping are just one of the many reasons to take up the enjoyment of being a koi pond water garden keeper. Each season brings with it a new pond keeping experience. Winter pond keeping holds a unique charm.

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CAN I BRING MY WATER LETTUCE INDOORS FOR WINTER?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 26th, 2016 | No Comments on CAN I BRING MY WATER LETTUCE INDOORS FOR WINTER?

water lettuce

Question: Can I bring my water lettuce indoors for the winter and put them in my fish aquarium until Spring?

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Answer: Some questions don’t have a clear cut answer, but the short of this answer is YES, you can bring water lettuce indoors for the winter months. With that advice let’s clarify the answer. If you were to bring you water lettuce in to keep in your aquarium until Spring you have some things you need to consider…

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IS IT OK TO ADD NEW KOI TO THE POND IN THE FALL?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 9th, 2016 | 2 Comments on IS IT OK TO ADD NEW KOI TO THE POND IN THE FALL?

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Hey Mike, is it ok to add new koi to the pond in the fall?

ANSWER:

Hey, thanks for reaching out! Great question. There are some benefits and some negatives to your question. One of the great things about getting new koi in the Fall is that you can find some great pricing on koi. In areas that get cold weather and winters most fish sellers are anxious to get rid of stock toward the end of the season before it gets cold; they do not want to have to keep stock all winter if they do not have to. For that reason some good deals and great pricing can be found on koi. On the other hand the koi that are available are usually not the best koi, they are what is left from their stock.

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PONDEMONIUM 2016 REVIEW “LEADING THE CHANGE!”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 30th, 2016 | No Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2016 REVIEW “LEADING THE CHANGE!”

Pondemonium 2016

Operating from a fly, dragonfly, on the wall perspective the 2016 Pondemonium “Leading the Change” event hosted by Aquascape Inc. in St. Charles, Ill. from August 24-28 was another spectacular success. With digital age technology allowing one to observe events through photo, video, and Facebook posts while not physically participating in them, I am offering up a “review” of Pondemonium 2016 even though unable to personally attend this year. I followed along each day’s events, as well as received text updates throughout each day, allowing me the “dragonfly on the wall” review of the pond industry’s largest international event drawing pond professionals from around the world.¬†

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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

tadpole new jersey pond

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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