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NEW! POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST ON PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 6th, 2014 | 5 Comments on NEW! POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST ON PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

We all love koi ponds, water gardens, water features, and all things aquatic right? We are all pretty much aquatically obsessed! If you have found yourself “In The Pursuit Of All Things Aquatic”, then you gonna love this!

Get ready to tune into an online streaming radio show created just for you and all who are aquatically obsessed!

Announcing THE POND HUNTER RADIO SHOW!

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PARROTFEATHER FOR THE WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 21st, 2014 | 14 Comments on PARROTFEATHER FOR THE WATER GARDEN

parrotfeather myriophyllum aquaticum

Parrotfeather! Half the fun of acquiring this water garden plant is the appeal of its name. Parrotfeather is a semi-emergent aquatic weed, unwelcome in most natural waterways, with the only trait slightly resembling the feathering of a parrot would be its green coloration; and that’s given that the parrot in question is a green one! This water garden plant looks a bit more like a soft green bottle brush, but the name Parrotfeather is much easier to market in the aquatic plant industry!

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WATER HYACINTH - IN AND OUT OF YOUR WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 15th, 2014 | 68 Comments on WATER HYACINTH – IN AND OUT OF YOUR WATER GARDEN

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You could say that the history of the Water Hyacinth began on December 16, 1884. The “World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition”, or the World’s Fair, opened on that day in New Orleans, LA. Among the many amazing wonders on display a never before seen herb was on display in Horticultural Hall. The herb, Eichornia crassipes, was an aquatic floating plant with dark green thick leaves and a beautiful delicate purple and blue flower with a yellow spot accenting several petals. This horticultural curiosity of the time quickly escaped the confines of Horticultural Hall and invaded the American waterways of the south.

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POND AND WATER GARDEN RADIO SHOW WINTER CARE TIPS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 14th, 2014 | No Comments on POND AND WATER GARDEN RADIO SHOW WINTER CARE TIPS

winter koi pond and water garden care with Mike Gannon

Winter pond care can be a tricky and misunderstood time of year when it comes to your pond. The “Under the Sea” radio show featured on Blog Talk Radio discusses some tips for winter pond care with Mike Gannon from Full Service Aquatics. Full Service Aquatics is a pond and water garden company specializing in pond and water garden design, construction, maintenance, and services; and they are based out of Summit, NJ. Click below to listen to the show and gain some great tips and insights into caring for your pond this winter season.

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wm-aquaculture/2013/12/04/pond-preparation-for-winter–mike-gannon-full-service-aquatics

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PONDEMINIUM 2013 REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 11th, 2013 | 4 Comments on PONDEMINIUM 2013 REVIEW

The month of February in the Northeast US is certainly the most “wintery” of any month in those parts. Water gardens and koi ponds, waterfalls and splashing fountains are still a distant thought for those with a water garden lifestyle. Yet, it is a perfect time for pond and water garden professionals to start gearing up for a new season in 2013. And PONDEMINIUM is a great way to get it rolling! Pondeminium 2013, hosted by Mark and Rebecca Willoughby from Splash Supply Company of York, PA (www.facebook.com/splashSupply ), brought together a large group of pond pros from February 6-8, 2013.

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PONDEMONIUM – THE POND AND WATER GARDEN INDUSTRY’S MOST IMPORTANT EVENT

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 12th, 2012 | No Comments on PONDEMONIUM – THE POND AND WATER GARDEN INDUSTRY’S MOST IMPORTANT EVENT

Many industries hold annual events. These events are often times organized to bring together professionals within the given industry as a means to break down “barriers”, build relationships, improve individual businesses, and strengthen the industry. For any industry these events are often critical to the collective success of the industry. Some industries offer larger and smaller events, and regional events; but there is typically one event that will attract all the pros and experts. This type of event, if none other are attended, should be the event that any professional within any given industry should be going to. They should attend if for nothing else than to see how everyone else in their industry is doing and to insure that what they do as a profession is strong and sustainable. For the pond, water garden, and water feature industry this annual event is Pondemonium.

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THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 3

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 27th, 2012 | 2 Comments on THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 3

Let’s fight back…

For all these types of pond algae that we have to deal with there are solutions. Some solutions are very general and will help work on all 3 pond algae types, while other issues may require a very targeted solution to the issue. There are not many treatments or types of equipment that will eliminate algae growth in your koi pond or water garden; and those that can eliminate algae growth may not be very healthy for your fish or desirable aquatic plants. A naturally balanced pond through proper filtration and management will have clear water on its own.

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THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 2

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 26th, 2012 | 7 Comments on THE POND ALGAE TRILOGY Pt. 2

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Let’s go deeper…

 

Green water*, is probably the most common pond algae issue that pond and water garden owners face at sometime and thankfully one that can be eliminated! Green water is not necessarily bad for fish or the overall health of the pond, but it sure is not what we’re hoping for when our ponds were installed. The shades of green water can vary from a deep green/black to a bright lime green color.

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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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CATFISH IN YOUR BACKYARD POND. FRIEND OR FOE?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 14th, 2012 | 63 Comments on CATFISH IN YOUR BACKYARD POND. FRIEND OR FOE?

catfish in the pond

Probably the biggest misconception I see among pond owners is that introducing a catfish to the backyard pond or water garden will help keep your pond cleaner. With respect I’d like to burst the bubble on that school of thought. Catfish, although scavengers, will not do anything to actually help keep your koi pond water garden clean; and may actually have a greater impact on lowering the overall water quality of your pond than your traditional koi and goldfish will!

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