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EXTEND YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN SEASON FOR ALOT LONGER!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 16th, 2018 | 2 Comments on EXTEND YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN SEASON FOR ALOT LONGER!

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Well, its that time of year…
This is a common phrase used in so many ways, yet always signaling a change.
Pond keepers know what that phrase means for them. It means the end of pond season is coming on. The waning of our outdoor living and good times by the pond are only a moon cycle or two away from ending as the days are getting shorter and the nights are growing long.
But us pond keepers can push back.

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Koi Friendly Feeding Tips

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 4th, 2018 | No Comments on Koi Friendly Feeding Tips

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I’ve long maintained that learning how to feed fish is something that many fish keepers will struggle with. Finding that balance in feeding requires time and patience. We all strive to give not too much, not too little, the best nutritional value at the right time of the year, and at the right time during the fish’s life. Feeding your fish could be an art as much as it is a science. So, how about some tips from an expert on this topic.

The LOVE YOUR POND Blog is happy to present an LYP guest blogger, Ryan, from koibids.com. Ryan is sharing some “Guidelines on Koi Friendly Feeding”.

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BLACK KOI MATTER

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 30th, 2018 | No Comments on BLACK KOI MATTER

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Black Koi Matter. Join the Karasu movement.

Ask a koi keeper how they first became introduced to koi fish and they will likely recall a story of how they came across a pond, so long ago, that contained these delightfully colorful and friendly fish. Many koi keepers are drawn into the keeping of koi because of the beautiful clean bright colors of red, white, orange, and yellow. These colors are so pure, so attractive, so positively eye-catching. Not many koi keepers will recall being drawn to the black of the koi, the sumi. The appreciation of black, the appreciation of sumi, typically comes after keeping koi for some time. That subtle allure, that appreciation of black ends up becoming a major factor in high quality koi choices. Indeed, black koi matter.

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How Do I De-Ice My Koi Pond?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 4th, 2018 | 3 Comments on How Do I De-Ice My Koi Pond?

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How do I de-ice my koi pond?

Many koi pond keepers and water gardeners have to deal with some pretty extreme weather conditions. The cold weather represents some very particular challenges. Full Service Aquatics receives many questions this time of year on how to deal with particular issues. Here is a question that came in that should be helpful to many of us:

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POND NETTING, WHAT TYPE OF POND NETTING IS BEST?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 10th, 2017 | No Comments on POND NETTING, WHAT TYPE OF POND NETTING IS BEST?

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Pond netting is not all the same.

Do you have questions about what type of pond netting is best for your pond? You’re not alone. Here is a great question that came into Full Service Aquatics website.

Q: What type of netting is best for a pond 5′ by 10′? There are so many online at all different prices. I am so confused. Want to keep predators from eating all the fish this year. Help?

A: When it comes to netting questions, I got ya covered…

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END OF SEASON KOI FEEDINGS. LET THEM EAT!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 28th, 2017 | 2 Comments on END OF SEASON KOI FEEDINGS. LET THEM EAT!

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Hey pond keepers, koi keepers, water gardeners, and the aquatically obsessed; as the pond season is waning into colder times we have to be pretty mindful of how we are feeding our koi and goldfish. There are plenty of foods out there that are formulated for late season feedings and low temperature foods as well, and if you are inclined to do so, those foods should be offered to your koi and goldfish around this time of year. Some of us may want to use up what is left of our Summer staple and that is just fine to do as well.

Whatever you are feeding your koi and goldfish this time of year is your prerogative, all I ask of you is LET THEM EAT!

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HOW OLD DO KOI NEED TO BE TO SPAWN?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 19th, 2017 | 2 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:

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?

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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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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 | 4 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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