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PONDEMONIUM 2017 REVIEW “A PURPOSE DRIVEN BUSINESS”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 27th, 2017 | 2 Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2017 REVIEW “A PURPOSE DRIVEN BUSINESS”

pondemonium

Another Pondemonium event is in the books for 2017. Aquascape Inc.’s annual coming together of pond professionals from around the world was held at the Q Center in St. Charles, Il; the “water garden capital of the world”. This growing event was very well attended in 2017 with professionals coming from as far as Australia. The UK had a noticeably growing population of pond professionals in attendance for as well.
The 5 day event, August 23-27, is informational and inspirational for all types and every level of pond professional. Greg Wittstock‘s keynote address focused on “A Purpose Driven Business”, and gave attendees many choices on how they’d like to be informed and inspired with offerings ranging from; full day leadership boot camp and workshop, presentations on marketing, best practices, employee training, and services for your pond and water garden business. Let’s not forget a head spinning amount of topics for open discussion in a round table format with everyone able to give input on any given topic or just listen along. Round table discussions this year were very well attended with many having standing room only.

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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.

QUESTION:

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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 | 2 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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KOI POND WATER GARDEN PROJECT IN PRINCETON NEW JERSEY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 3rd, 2017 | No Comments on KOI POND WATER GARDEN PROJECT IN PRINCETON NEW JERSEY

New Jersey pond services and koi

Every season Full Service Aquatics handles lots of koi pond water garden projects. Our latest koi pond water garden project in Princeton, NJ took place in January which is an unusual time of year for these projects in New Jersey, but with a rare stretch of warm weather during this time the FSA team took advantage to create a beautiful koi pond water garden.

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SWIMMING POOL CONVERION INTO A KOI POND – PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 15th, 2017 | No Comments on SWIMMING POOL CONVERION INTO A KOI POND – PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

swimming pool koi pond

How many homeowners have that old swimming pool in their yard?

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You know, the swimming pool that has not been used in years, needs repair, is an unwanted maintenance nightmare, gives no inspiration to look at, just is not fun at all anymore, and is dragging down property value.

How many homeowners have THAT swimming pool in their yard?

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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 | 2 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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INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 2nd, 2016 | No Comments on INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

It could have happened just about anywhere on the planet there is a strong connection to the world of water gardening; but the International Water Gardening Society’s Annual Symposium took place in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in 2016. The IWGS Symposium attendees on one hand lay somewhere between an assemblage of botanists, horticulturalists, aquatic plant breeder/growers and distributors, water gardening authors and experts, aficionados and hobbyists, water garden designers, builders, and service providers; …while on the other hand, they could be described as a band of adventurers.

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