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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

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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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THE KOHAKU JAPANESE KOI FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 3rd, 2015 | No Comments on THE KOHAKU JAPANESE KOI FISH

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Kohaku
Pronounced: ko – ha – koo
A Japanese word that can be defined as meaning red (ko) and white (haku), or it can mean amber the color as well as the gemstone, Kohaku can be a Japanese boy or girls name; it is also a variety of koi fish.
Let’s talk about the koi…

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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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NEW POND SYNDROME A.K.A. GREEN WATER

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 4th, 2014 | 2 Comments on NEW POND SYNDROME A.K.A. GREEN WATER

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It seems these days we have a syndrome syndrome going on. There is this kind of syndrome, and then there is that kind of syndrome. New syndromes are being created and classified on an ongoing basis. The good news is as they create these new syndromes there is a cure for the syndrome in a little pill available.

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PONDEMINIUM 2014 POND AND WATER GARDEN EVENT REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 10th, 2014 | No Comments on PONDEMINIUM 2014 POND AND WATER GARDEN EVENT REVIEW

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Were you at Pondeminium 2014? It was hosted by Splash Supply Co. and took place this year again in York, PA on February 5,6,7. Were you there?

     If you are a pond professional and you did not attend Pondeminium you did miss some things. But here are some things you did not miss…

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THE 2013 POND. WHAT ARE YOUR POND RESOLUTIONS?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 3rd, 2013 | No Comments on THE 2013 POND. WHAT ARE YOUR POND RESOLUTIONS?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Its 2013, the New Year is actually upon us and already rolling along! As we all “de-holidify” and return to our normal routines; many of us think it’s a good time to make changes and resolutions. I like the chance for a resolution because it seems that there is always something in my life that needs to change, or needs improvement. I welcome the chance to get better in every part of life. For me that always means that in the New Year I look how I can do things differently with my pond since that is a huge part of my life. There’s a million things that I want to do and change with my pond and right now is the time for me to think about those and plan to make the changes in 2013 that I can.  Of course I have to consider what I can afford to do, what I need to do, and what I want to do.

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THE TANCHO KOHAKU, AN INTERESTING KOI VARIETY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 24th, 2012 | No Comments on THE TANCHO KOHAKU, AN INTERESTING KOI VARIETY

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Throughout history certain colors and color combinations have become a part of the fabric of humanity. The most basic colors of humanity would be red, white, and black; these are the colors that are most accessible to us since they come right from nature. Even the earliest cave paintings were made using the combinations of red, white and black.  These colors happen to have the strongest psychological impact on humans along with tremendous cultural significance in just about every culture and religion on the planet past and present.

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THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 1

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 25th, 2012 | 2 Comments on THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 1

It grows almost everywhere on the planet. It provides food and shelter. It can live in peaceful symbiosis or quickly kill its host. It can reproduce at stunningly fast rates turning the surrounding environment red, blue, brown, and green. It can glow at night. It can float freely and sporadically or attach itself to a surface; overwhelming every square inch of it. It can stand taller than a building or be microscopic in stature. It can appear as a primitive animal type or as a plant. It has numerous genus and species that have been around 400 million years. It is in our oceans and our freshwater systems. It is in our drinking water, swimming pools, and our backyard ponds and water gardens. All pond owners have to deal with it at some time or another, in some way or another. “It”, is algae.new jersey green water

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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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“POOR MAN’S KOI” AKA THE AWESOME SHUBUNKIN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 30th, 2012 | 11 Comments on “POOR MAN’S KOI” AKA THE AWESOME SHUBUNKIN

You say Shubunkin, I say Shuboykin

You say Shubumpkin, I Shubunkin

Let’s call it all the same… or are they?!

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Shubunkin, the poor man’s koi, are beautiful and easy to care for calico goldfish. Shubunkin make a great choice for the backyard water garden pond adding color and liveliness to any setting. As a pond fish the shubunkin are cold hardy, can tolerate a wide spectrum of water conditions, accept many foods, and will reproduce pretty readily in a typical pond set up. They are available from most pond fish sellers; and with a reasonable price tag they have become a popular choice for water garden and pond owners.

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