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FEEDING YOUR KOI AND POND FISH

Koi Feeding

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 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

GOT WATERFALL?

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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… Read more »

ACCLIMATING YOUR NEW FISH

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“Float the bag in the water for about 15 minutes and let them go.” This could possible be the most widely and commonly distributed advice on acclimating fish to a new environment, that is out there. Often given out by the dog and cat food stock boy at “PETTHIS”; and boy is it wrong advice,

KOI NUTRITION AND CHEERIOS

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This morning I fed my koi Cheerios, yes you read that right, Cheerios. Like most mornings I went out to feed my guys before heading out for the day and realized that I was at my last handful of koi food and this was one hungry pond installation full of koi fish. The fistful of… Read more »

THE FROZEN POND

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    Frozen ponds is a subject that of course only seems to pop up seasonally, like during winter…well of course, why worry about it at any other time of year? The problem I see again and again with many pond owners is a real misunderstanding of what is happening with their ponds during this season,… Read more »

DE-ICING YOUR POND PT.2

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Now you’ve chosen what type of de-icer you plan to use it’s a good idea to know how to install them. It is best to place the de-icer in your pond at the time of winterizing your pond. You may not necessarily have to have it plugged in but it is staged and ready to… Read more »

POND SAFETY AWARENESS

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Pond safety is a pretty tough topic to be able to come to any one solution as to what would be definite guidelines for safety. The difficulty in defining this matter comes from the fact that there are so many types of ponds, waterfalls, koi ponds, fountains, water features, and streams. Each one has its… Read more »

A WORD ON POND EXCAVATION

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Pond digging! That seems to be what most call this activity. I call it pond excavation, and as a professional pond excavator that seems to sound so much better to me. At some point every pond builder has heard, and will hear again, the suggestion from a potential customer, usually while in the negotiating process;… Read more »

POND WINTERIZATION, HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

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Labor Day weekend, the last hurrah for summer, and all our thoughts go back to…everything and everything is coming like a freight train. Back-to-school, kids sports programs, the holidays just WEEKS away, and time to winterize the pond. No, not exactly time to say goodbye to the pond yet, but we all know that the… Read more »