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WINTER CLEAR WATER

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 1st, 2011 | 4 Comments on WINTER CLEAR WATER

Why is my pond water sooo clear when it starts getting cold out?
I hear this question every year as the temperatures being to fall and the pond season in the northeast starts to come to an end. It is a good question too.

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WHAT HAPPENS TO KOI AND GOLDFISH DURING WINTER MONTHS?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 25th, 2011 | 98 Comments on WHAT HAPPENS TO KOI AND GOLDFISH DURING WINTER MONTHS?

koi under ice

THE BIG QUESTION:

What happens to koi and goldfish during the winter months? This is a common question and concern that many pond keepers have. Warm weather is obviously the best time to enjoy koi and goldfish keeping. During this time koi and goldfish are active, lively, and highly visible. Many koi and goldfish become downright interactive with pond keepers. Koi and goldfish will follow the pond keeper around the pond. They will even stick their faces out and practically climb out of the pond to celebrate feeding time. During this time we know is exactly what is going on with our fish. A quick peek in the pond tells us everything.

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ANTHONY ARCHER-WILLS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 20th, 2011 | No Comments on ANTHONY ARCHER-WILLS

January 2011. Deep winter is not good for the psyche of a pond builder. The cabin fever sets in right quick. Deep winter serves a purpose for the pond builder of the northern climes though; it gives us some down time to recharge, rethink, and plan.

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IT’S 2011, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 12th, 2011 | No Comments on IT’S 2011, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Have I told you happy New Year yet? Well, if not, happy New Year! I should tell you now before it gets to that point where it is too late to wish this. Have I told you that I appreciate you? Well, if not, I do; and if you’re reading this New Year message I mean it sincerely. Thanks for being here.

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A WELL EQUIPPED POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 16th, 2010 | No Comments on A WELL EQUIPPED POND

You’ve just installed the pond you have been dreaming of, or maybe you have acquired a pond with the purchase of that new home; so now you have the pond, but are you equipped for it?

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WINTER POND WISDOM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 11th, 2010 | No Comments on WINTER POND WISDOM

It happens every year, some of us like it, some of us don’t; but there is not stopping the on come of winter! For all of us ponders out there this means that we need to make some changes in how we are managing our ponds.

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A BIT ABOUT KOI FOOD

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 31st, 2010 | 1 Comment on A BIT ABOUT KOI FOOD

When you see that big mouth opening for you to give it some food, stop for a moment and think about what you are going to offer that waiting mouth. An important consideration in fish keeping of any type, is fish nutrition or basically what you feed your fish. Many fish will take a wide variety of food; however, many fish are also extremely specialized feeders.

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PUMP UP YOUR POND!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 26th, 2010 | 3 Comments on PUMP UP YOUR POND!

Not all pond pumps are created equal, and not all water pumps can be used for ponds. Filtration is key in the performance of your pond’s filtration system and at the heart of every pond filter system is a pump.

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HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 18th, 2010 | 28 Comments on HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

The topic and problem of pond scum is an issue that at some time or another, likely affects all pond owners. The problem with trying to fix or even diagnose an issue of pond scum is that it is used as a very loose term and many people will refer to floating aquatic plants, weeds, or other floating material as pond scum.

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KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 11th, 2010 | No Comments on KEEPING AN EYE ON YOUR FISH

I can honestly say that I am a person who keeps a good eye on my fish. After a good 30+ years of fish keeping to one degree or another I believe I have developed an eye for fish that is not your typical eye.

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