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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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GIN RIN KOI, A REAL EYE CATCHER!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 2nd, 2012 | No Comments on GIN RIN KOI, A REAL EYE CATCHER!

gin rin koi

If there is a koi that could have “jazz hands”, the Gin Rin koi would have to be the one. It’s flashy and glitzy. Some Gin Rin have more sparkle than Michael Jackson’s right hand glove (or left hand glove, I’m not really sure). The Gin Rin variety is a star among the koi world.

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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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SHUBUNKIN ALSO KNOW AS THE POOR MAN'S KOI FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 30th, 2012 | 28 Comments on SHUBUNKIN ALSO KNOWN AS THE POOR MAN’S KOI FISH

shubunkin

You say Shubunkin, I say Shuboykin

You say Shubumpkin, I Shubunkin

Let’s call it all the same… or are they?!

 

Shubunkin, the poor man’s koi, are beautiful and easy to care for calico goldfish. Shubunkin make a great choice for the backyard water garden pond adding color and liveliness to any setting. As a pond fish the shubunkin are cold hardy, can tolerate a wide spectrum of water conditions, accept many foods, and will reproduce pretty readily in a typical pond set up. They are available from most pond fish sellers; and with a reasonable price tag they have become a popular choice for water garden and pond owners.

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THE GOLDEN ORFE, AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 30th, 2012 | 32 Comments on THE GOLDEN ORFE, AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO YOUR POND

golden orfe pond fish New Jersey

The Golden Orfe, or Ide, is a somewhat overlooked choice as a fish to stock your pond and water garden with these days; yet the Orfe is an easy to find and affordable pond and water garden fish. Most pond fish dealers stock the Golden Orfe because they know about its hardiness, interesting behavior, and easy upkeep when it comes to our backyard pond installations.

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SHARK POND!! EASIER THAN YOU MAY THINK.

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 20th, 2012 | 24 Comments on SHARK POND!! EASIER THAN YOU MAY THINK.

Chinese Hi Fin Shark

So you’ve always wanted to tell people that you have a shark pond. The goldfish pond was too tame and the koi pond doesn’t feel edgy enough for you right? Now here is a way around that dilemma, without you having to build a 150,000 gallon saltwater heated backyard pond. The Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark! This shark can easily make a home in your pond.

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HOW TO FEED POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 2nd, 2011 | 64 Comments on HOW TO FEED POND FISH

One of the first questions that new fish keepers ask is “how much do I feed my fish?”. The more appropriate question could be “how do I feed my fish?”. The part about quantity of food is best answered by the fish themselves, because they will let you know when they’ve had enough and lose interest in feeding time.
Feeding fish in your pond is different than feeding other types of pets,

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HERON DETERRENTS FOR YOUR KOI POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 6th, 2011 | 112 Comments on HERON DETERRENTS FOR YOUR KOI POND

blue heron new jersey

Got heron issues? It’s OK we can talk about it. You’re not alone. Many pond owners at some point or another will deal with some sort of predator, heron or otherwise, that haunts their pond. Being prepared with some know-how when it comes to deal with them is something all pond owners should strive for.

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HOW TO QUARANTINE YOUR POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 22nd, 2011 | 2 Comments on HOW TO QUARANTINE YOUR POND FISH

koi quarantine

How to quarantine your pond fish is a common question koi keepers ask.

For 40 days and nights it rained upon the earth clearing evil from the face of the earth
Moses spent 40 days and nights on Mount Sinai receiving God
Israelites wandered the wilderness for 40 years
Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness
The Egyptian practice of mummification took 40 days to complete
The cycle of 40 is a theme that occurs in the Bible, Torah, and Quran and crosses numerous cultures and ideologies.

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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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