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Many ornamental and natural pond owners will at some point look to add some sort of critter to their pond for some added interest or for another reason like algae and aquatic weed control. One of the options that they are sure to see out in the pond market would be crayfish. Crayfish for your pond (Procambarus sp.); also called crawfish, crawdaddys, mudbugs, are pretty commonly offered by pond center retailers. To be sure, crayfish can add interest and a bit of plant and/or algae control to your pond.Read More
Bakki shower filtration is a fairly new approach to pond filtration here in the United States, yet it has enjoyed some popularity in Japan and the UK for some time now. Bakki showers would seem comparable, in concept, to the familiar “trickle” type filters that are well known in the pond and aquarium industry; but there are differences. The design of the Bakki showers typically will consist of deep stainless steel trays. The trays are filled with filter media and have the water delivered on top, trickling down through the filter media, and then discharged from the bottom of the tray. The discharge into the pond looks like it is leaving a large shower head.Read More
When I was a kid we had 7 channels of television to choose from; 3 of which I watched. This was not because of strict parents, it was because we literally only had 7 channels to watch; but I still managed to get in my fair share of tv viewing. It is almost unimaginable today to even consider the idea of such a sparse selection of programming to watch. Not to mention the fact that I had to get up and walk all the way to the TV to change the channel. It was torture.Read More
Duck Ponds, Ponds and ducks, they are perfect together. Or are they?
Most constructed backyard ponds are designed and built with the intention of keeping fish and plants, not ducks. So what do we do when a pair of local ducks decides to make our pond their home? Enjoy it for a short time, take photos, then discourage the ducks from making your pond their home.
A customer asked me “Do you install waterless waterfalls?”
I’m pretty sure I answered, “Yes”
Then I thought about it and re-answered, “No”
Then changed my answer again to, “Well, I install PONDless waterfalls”….final answer.
Customer replied, “Well, those are even better, them waterless waterfalls look like rock!”
I laughed, I agreed, and we ended up building her a very cool pondless waterfall.
I love my koi, who they are and their beauty. My favorite koi is quite the character, he was a rescue koi, he came to me with a lower jaw that did not line up right with his upper jaw; he looks like his momma may have slapped him too hard when he was a fry, and he never recovered!Read More
I was told recently while in a conversation with another koi pond keeper that my koi pond is not a real koi pond.
Now before I get to how this comment came about, let me lay out some indisputable FACTS.
In the early winter months of every year things slow down enough for me to catch up on some office work and take a bit of time to attend industry events. The late winter/early spring of 2010 had several pond/landscape industry seminars traveling the country and one seminar, “Creating Opportunity with sustainable Landscapes” being held by Ed Beaulieu of Aquascape Inc., came into my area.Read More
As most people do in their work lives; I attend seminars, workshops, trade shows and other industry related events when I can. I recently had the occasion to hit an industry event being held by Greg Wittstock “The Pond Guy”.Read More
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