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POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 4 – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KOI

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 4th, 2014 | No Comments on POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 4 – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT KOI

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Koi ponds are a fascinating topic, often times highly and hotly debated. There is so much to know and learn!

Check out this episode 4 of The POND HUNTER Radio Broadcast to learn everything you always wanted to know about koi! There’s a lot of information out there on koi some good, some bad! We will be setting some things straight on this episode from selecting and choosing koi, to tips on seasonal and long term koi care. Learn some koi history, koi facts, and let’s but some koi myths! Mike Gannon is your host and will be joined by Barbara Johnson, owner of The Fish Lady pond services from Van Nuys, CA. Barbara is a long time koi expert and pond professional, tune in to hear her tips and insights on koi keeping.

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PONDEMONIUM 2014 REVIEW “REACH FOR THE STARS”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 26th, 2014 | 4 Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2014 REVIEW “REACH FOR THE STARS”

“It might seem crazy what I’m bout to say”, but often times when people hear that “everything is changing” it brings a certain level of unhappiness. But, when your plan is to “Reach For The Stars” and everything is changing because of that plan, well then, that can make you happy; that can make you feel like a room without  a roof! So clap along, if you feel like happiness is the truth!

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WINE REVIEW – KOI POND CELLARS WINE SELECTIONS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments on WINE REVIEW – KOI POND CELLARS WINE SELECTIONS

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How great is it to write a pond and water garden blog yet be able to do wine reviews and it is not out of place, a wine review that is still topical to ponds and water gardens. I recently took part of a wine tasting event, a wine tasting done on a live radio show, with a company that makes mixing ponds and wine easy; two things I love. Well the wine label of Koi Pond Cellars really made this pairing come together nicely. Wine and ponds, how fine!

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KOI AND GOLDFISH SPAWNING IN YOUR BACKYARD FISH POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 13th, 2014 | 169 Comments on KOI AND GOLDFISH SPAWNING IN YOUR BACKYARD POND

Time: Late May, any year.

Call comes in from pond customer(s).

Customer says: “Hey my fish are fighting and it looks like Mr. Bubble may have fallen into my pond. The pond kinda smells a bit too…”

Pond Pro says: “Cool, congratulations!”

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THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 3 – POND PREDATORS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 13th, 2014 | 4 Comments on THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 3 – POND PREDATORS

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PH Episode 3 Pond Predators

 

Pond predators! Herons and Egrets and Minks, oh my! Listen and join in for this episode of The POND HUNTER radio broadcast discussing the predators that prey on your backyard fish pond. They come from the air, from the land, even from the water! There is a pond predator lurking somewhere waiting to make a meal of your beloved watery pets.

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BUTTERFLY KOI, WATER DRAGONS OF THE POND WORLD

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 29th, 2014 | No Comments on BUTTERFLY KOI, WATER DRAGONS OF THE POND WORLD

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For the koi purist, the kichi, the sleek and flashy butterfly koi may not be their first choice when it comes to their koi collection. For many, the butterfly koi simply would not be an option at all. When you get into the upper echelons of finer koi keeping, the butterfly varieties are barely even recognized as being a fish! Yet, for so many others they would not think of their collection as being complete without some sort of representation from the butterfly variety. My koi collection would fall into that category as well since I can account for 3 butterfly koi in my pond’s population. However; in my pond, I refer to them as dragon koi. I like the name dragon koi better. The long fins on my fish coupled with the swishy manner of swimming they have, actually makes them appear to be much more like little water dragons swimming through my pond than butterflies. But that’s just me, you can call yours what you like but in my pond they are dragon koi all the way!

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HOW TO FIND A WATER GARDEN KOI POND CONTRACTOR

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 15th, 2014 | 6 Comments on HOW TO FIND A WATER GARDEN KOI POND CONTRACTOR

The time has finally come that you’ve made that decision to have a professional pond installation. Since you could not decide whether to have a water garden, a koi pond, or a killer waterfall display; you’ve opted to have all of them! You are going to get yourself a fusion water garden koi pond with a waterfall and stream display. You want an amazingly designed feature, you want the best equipment, and you want low maintenance; you want the exact opposite of the first 2 DIY projects you spent weeks of hard labor and tons of money on, while never getting the results you want. This time you are going to hire a professional pond installer!

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ASAGI KOI, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 17th, 2014 | No Comments on ASAGI KOI, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

    In today’s world of competitive koi shows the Asagi koi variety is still ranking in the champion categories on a regular basis, across a wide spectrum of koi shows around the world. The Asagi koi variety even has very strong showings in the world class All Japan Koi Show. This is pretty impressive for the Asagi considering all the razzmatazz and hubbidydoo that surrounds many of the “newer” varieties of koi, all this new artwork/koi that has been created. With its long history making the Asagi the “original” ornamental carp, the artwork of the Asagi koi variety still stands the test of time as the nishikigoi hobby heads towards its 200 year mark.

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YELLOW GOLDFISH, A LEMON OR A CANARY?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 9th, 2014 | 14 Comments on YELLOW GOLDFISH, A LEMON OR A CANARY?

The common goldfish has been a staple of modern fish keeping drawing countless thousands perhaps millions into the hobby, and why not, with their bright colors and engaging demeanor they easily capture the hearts of fish keepers. When most fish keepers make that decision to keep classic goldfish they may not be aware of the ancient lineage that they are getting involved with. Goldfish have their roots set far back in antiquity. Goldfish, originally raised as a food fish, and originally more of a grey/green color have been documented for thousands of years now. The first mention of the “GOLD”fish makes its appearance in ancient Chinese texts from the Jin Dynasty between the years of 260 – 400 a.d.

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PONDEMONIUM 2013 REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 26th, 2013 | 4 Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2013 REVIEW

It was a literally a zoo in Chicago on August 22, 2013. It was the Lincoln Park Zoo actually, where scores of pond industry professionals came together to install, create, and renovate several water features around the zoo. This incredible project was the kick off to the pond industry’s largest annual event, Pondemonium; hosted by Aquascape Inc. (www.aquascapeinc.com)The theme for the Pondemonium 2013 event was “Get Fit For The Fight”, the fight to manage and grow a pond and water garden business successfully.

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