Archive for the ‘NATURAL PONDS’ Category

FEEDING YOU POND FISH AND KOI

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 29th, 2009 | No Comments on FEEDING YOUR POND FISH

Feeding your pond fish is a seasonal consideration. It is drawing near the end of summer and it is time to make sure that your koi, goldfish, and pond fish are getting all the fish food that they care to enjoy right now! This time of year is an excellent time as a pond owner to take advantage of their voracious appetites and let them build the fat reserves they’ll need for those winter months when pond fish no longer are taking in sustenance. It is a good time to be able to interact with your koi fish as well, if you’re interested in hand feeding your koi this is a great time to give that a try.

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FROGS AND SKIMMERS, OH MY!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 4th, 2009 | 6 Comments on FROGS AND SKIMMERS, OH MY!

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It is early winter time here in the Northeast, a time when pond pumps in many ponds that have skimming systems suddenly and seemingly for no reason just stop working. I seem to get many phone calls this time of year that “my pump has suddenly died, it was working this morning and this afternoon it has just stopped”.

After so many years in this business and seeing patterns and situations that develop at given points in the year my first piece of advice for those customers with “sudden dead pump syndrome”, after telling them to unplug the pump, is to ask them to check the pump intake to see if their neighborhood frog has it’s leg caught in the pump intake. I estimate that about 90% of the time that is what the problem is. Most of the time if the problem is brought to my attention early enough the frog can be released and be on its merry way, hopping a bit crooked, but all the same on its way.

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WATER GARDEN PONDS AND RAINY DAYS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 28th, 2009 | 11 Comments on WATER GARDEN PONDS AND RAINY DAYS

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Driven inside. Yes, believe it or not another New Jersey rainy day in the summer of 2009. You know my pond work is outdoors most of the time so I only get rained out by heavy rain with thunder and lighting, and that’s what we have today in New Jersey. So, it’s a good excuse to give the pond construction crew a day of rest, and the pond maintenance services tech a day to cool off too. But for me I just find another way to work, and this seems like a golden opportunity to talk about ponds and watergardens and how rain can affect them. Full Service Aquatics customers come to expect clear water in their ponds on a consistent basis, and that’s what we deliver to them, but there has to be an exception made when Mother Nature decides to drop that wonderfully precious, nutrient rich rainwater from the sky. Rainwater is one of our greatest gifts but water full of nutrient is not always great for our koi ponds and water gardens, especially in great quantities.

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WELCOME TO THE LOVEYOURPOND BLOG

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 16th, 2009 | 2 Comments on WELCOME TO THE LOVEYOURPOND BLOG

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Welcome to the LOVE YOUR POND blog. Start date 9/09. I hope you will find this blog entertaining, informative, and worthy of your time reading it. The blog is dedicated to all things aquatic, and we will discuss topics that will range from water gardening to fish breeding, aquarium keeping to filtration systems, the backyard pond to public botanical gardens, water conservation to rainbarrels. As this blog develops it will become a wealth of information for the reader and we encourage your feedback on all topics too, together we can make this something great! My goal will be to keep this blog updated often, and topical; your feedback will keep this author on his fingertips and create the outlet for more topics to be developed and discussed here. This blog will not only cover the success and sunny side of all things aquatic, it will delve into the difficulties of this passion and the realities of this passion which are not always easy topics when writing about a passion.

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