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PONDEMONIUM 2015 REVIEW “GETTING BETTER TOGETHER”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 10th, 2015 | 2 Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2015 REVIEW “GETTING BETTER TOGETHER”

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Self improvement is a higher pursuit and always something to strive for, but getting better together, is so much more effective. An entire tribe of pond professionals seeking self improvement, came to the Q Center in St. Charles Ill, from around the world, to help each other improve together. Aquascape Inc’s event Pondemonium 2015, the world’s largest international annual pond and water garden event, took place August 5-8 2015 with this years theme of “Getting Better Together”.

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HOW TO BUILD A WATER GARDEN KOI POND IN NEW JERSEY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 24th, 2014 | 1 Comment on HOW TO BUILD A WATER GARDEN KOI POND IN NEW JERSEY

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So you are planning to build and install a pond in New Jersey? That is exciting news, you are in for many wonderful experiences and adventures with a new pond installation. Here are some things you need to know about building a pond in New Jersey.
Building a pond, a successful pond, can be a life transforming event so make sure you do it right. The average pond owner will build 3 ponds before getting the pond they really want! These pond construction tips will help the person building a pond in New Jersey do it right the first time.

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POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST – POND BUILDING SECRETS AND TIPS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments on POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST – POND BUILDING SECRETS AND TIPS

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Check out Episode 6 of the Pond Hunter Radio Broadcast on pond building secrets from the pros. Mike Gannon is the host of the Pond Hunter Radio Broadcast, and is joined by award winning pond designer Chris Siewing from Natures Recreations. Mike and Chris will discuss best practices for creating a beautiful functional pond. 

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HOW TO BUY KOI AND POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments on HOW TO BUY KOI AND POND FISH

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A guy walks into a room…
No this is not a joke…
A guy walks into a room filled with people.

What you just read a fraction of a second ago has already filled your head with potential stories as to what could be happening from that very simple statement.
A guy walks into a room, and a whole new world of possibilities opens.

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SHINDEMONIUM 2014 EVENT REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 12th, 2014 | No Comments on SHINDEMONIUM 2014 EVENT REVIEW

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Kicking off under October’s full Hunter’s Moon, a virtual tribe of pond professionals gathered for Shindemonium 2014 which took place October 8-10 in the Maryland countryside; with 3 perfect days of Autumn weather. Also an amazing 3 days of networking and learning for pond professionals and business owners. Hosted by Premier Ponds and Turf Equipment, Shindemonium is a growing industry event for pond pros interested in making their business operations more efficient, with better customer service, while gaining higher profits.

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POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 4 – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KOI

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 4th, 2014 | No Comments on POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 4 – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KOI

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Koi ponds are a fascinating topic, often times highly and hotly debated. There is so much to know and learn!

Check out this episode 4 of The POND HUNTER Radio Broadcast to learn everything you always wanted to know about koi! There’s a lot of information out there on koi some good, some bad! We will be setting some things straight on this episode from selecting and choosing koi, to tips on seasonal and long term koi care. Learn some koi history, koi facts, and let’s but some koi myths! Mike Gannon is your host and will be joined by Barbara Johnson, owner of The Fish Lady pond services from Van Nuys, CA. Barbara is a long time koi expert and pond professional, tune in to hear her tips and insights on koi keeping.

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PONDEMONIUM 2014 REVIEW “REACH FOR THE STARS”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 26th, 2014 | 4 Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2014 REVIEW “REACH FOR THE STARS”

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“It might seem crazy what I’m bout to say”, but often times when people hear that “everything is changing” it brings a certain level of unhappiness. But, when your plan is to “Reach For The Stars” and everything is changing because of that plan, well then, that can make you happy; that can make you feel like a room without  a roof! So clap along, if you feel like happiness is the truth!

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KOI AND GOLDFISH SPAWNING IN YOUR BACKYARD POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 13th, 2014 | 6 Comments on KOI AND GOLDFISH SPAWNING IN YOUR BACKYARD POND

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Time: Late May, any year.

Call comes in from pond customer(s).

Customer says: “Hey my fish are fighting and it looks like Mr. Bubble may have fallen into my pond. The pond kinda smells a bit too…”

Pond Pro says: “Cool, congratulations!”

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BUTTERFLY KOI, WATER DRAGONS OF THE POND WORLD

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 29th, 2014 | No Comments on BUTTERFLY KOI, WATER DRAGONS OF THE POND WORLD

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For the koi purist, the kichi, the sleek and flashy butterfly koi may not be their first choice when it comes to their koi collection. For many, the butterfly koi simply would not be an option at all. When you get into the upper echelons of finer koi keeping, the butterfly varieties are barely even recognized as being a fish! Yet, for so many others they would not think of their collection as being complete without some sort of representation from the butterfly variety. My koi collection would fall into that category as well since I can account for 3 butterfly koi in my pond’s population. However; in my pond, I refer to them as dragon koi. I like the name dragon koi better. The long fins on my fish coupled with the swishy manner of swimming they have, actually makes them appear to be much more like little water dragons swimming through my pond than butterflies. But that’s just me, you can call yours what you like but in my pond they are dragon koi all the way!

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WATERCRESS, SIMPLE AMAZING WATERCRESS, THE REAL STORY!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 11th, 2014 | 4 Comments on WATERCRESS, SIMPLE AMAZING WATERCRESS, THE REAL STORY!

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Watercress. What is watercress anyway? Is there such thing as rockcress or maybe landcress? How about outerspace cress? Cress, really?

     Yes, cress, really. There is landcress! There is rockcress! There is NOT outerspacecress, and I am sorry if that disappoints you. Truth is that cress, watercress primarily, played a huge and often times important role in many civilizations of the ancient and not so ancient world. Watercress’s botanical name is Nasturtium. It is an ancient plant utilized around the globe throughout history. And you still are not growing it in your pond? Why not?!

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