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Koi Friendly Feeding Tips

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 4th, 2018 | No Comments on Koi Friendly Feeding Tips

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I’ve long maintained that learning how to feed fish is something that many fish keepers will struggle with. Finding that balance in feeding requires time and patience. We all strive to give not too much, not too little, the best nutritional value at the right time of the year, and at the right time during the fish’s life. Feeding your fish could be an art as much as it is a science. So, how about some tips from an expert on this topic.

The LOVE YOUR POND Blog is happy to present an LYP guest blogger, Ryan, from koibids.com. Ryan is sharing some “Guidelines on Koi Friendly Feeding”.

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BLACK KOI MATTER

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 30th, 2018 | No Comments on BLACK KOI MATTER

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Black Koi Matter. Join the Karasu movement.

Ask a koi keeper how they first became introduced to koi fish and they will likely recall a story of how they came across a pond, so long ago, that contained these delightfully colorful and friendly fish. Many koi keepers are drawn into the keeping of koi because of the beautiful clean bright colors of red, white, orange, and yellow. These colors are so pure, so attractive, so positively eye-catching. Not many koi keepers will recall being drawn to the black of the koi, the sumi. The appreciation of black, the appreciation of sumi, typically comes after keeping koi for some time. That subtle allure, that appreciation of black ends up becoming a major factor in high quality koi choices. Indeed, black koi matter.

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THE AQUASCAPE ACADEMY HANDS-ON TRAINING REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 18th, 2018 | No Comments on THE AQUASCAPE ACADEMY HANDS-ON TRAINING REVIEW

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The Aquascape Academy Hands-On Training is a new initiative that has been rolled out by Aquascape Inc for professionals and business owners in the pond and water garden industry. Its never to cold, and never too far to make your pond and water garden business more successful. And even better still is doing it together with other pond and water garden professionals of every type from retailers and distributors to contractors and service providers. Aqualand, the Aquascape headquarters located in St. Charles, Ill. is the place, and the winter months are the time that it all happens. When could be a better time to start revving up your business up to take it to that next level? Do you have 2 days in your down time to make your pond and water garden business significantly better? 

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How Do I De-Ice My Koi Pond?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 4th, 2018 | 3 Comments on How Do I De-Ice My Koi Pond?

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How do I de-ice my koi pond?

Many koi pond keepers and water gardeners have to deal with some pretty extreme weather conditions. The cold weather represents some very particular challenges. Full Service Aquatics receives many questions this time of year on how to deal with particular issues. Here is a question that came in that should be helpful to many of us:

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POND NETTING, WHAT TYPE OF POND NETTING IS BEST?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 10th, 2017 | No Comments on POND NETTING, WHAT TYPE OF POND NETTING IS BEST?

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Pond netting is not all the same.

Do you have questions about what type of pond netting is best for your pond? You’re not alone. Here is a great question that came into Full Service Aquatics website.

Q: What type of netting is best for a pond 5′ by 10′? There are so many online at all different prices. I am so confused. Want to keep predators from eating all the fish this year. Help?

A: When it comes to netting questions, I got ya covered…

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AUTISM AND KOI PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 18th, 2017 | No Comments on AUTISM AND KOI PONDS

Autism and Koi

Its has literally been described as an epidemic in the USA, autism.
The statistics coming out each year are more staggering from one year to the next. Between the year 2000 and 2010 the rate of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) went up 119%. By some estimates, a devastating 1 in 45 American children are affected by ASD. These are crazy numbers and many American families are struggling with the realities of raising these very special children. The struggle is not just for the ASD child; it is shared by parents, siblings, entire families.

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HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 18th, 2017 | 4 Comments on HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

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The seasonal dynamics and beauty of pond keeping are just one of the many reasons to take up the enjoyment of being a koi pond water garden keeper. Each season brings with it a new pond keeping experience. Winter pond keeping holds a unique charm.

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INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 2nd, 2016 | No Comments on INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

It could have happened just about anywhere on the planet there is a strong connection to the world of water gardening; but the International Water Gardening Society’s Annual Symposium took place in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in 2016. The IWGS Symposium attendees on one hand lay somewhere between an assemblage of botanists, horticulturalists, aquatic plant breeder/growers and distributors, water gardening authors and experts, aficionados and hobbyists, water garden designers, builders, and service providers; …while on the other hand, they could be described as a band of adventurers.

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CAN I BRING MY WATER LETTUCE INDOORS FOR WINTER?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 26th, 2016 | 2 Comments on CAN I BRING MY WATER LETTUCE INDOORS FOR WINTER?

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Question: Can I bring my water lettuce indoors for the winter and put them in my fish aquarium until Spring?

Answer: Some questions don’t have a clear cut answer, but the short of this answer is YES, you can bring water lettuce indoors for the winter months. With that advice let’s clarify the answer. If you were to bring you water lettuce in to keep in your aquarium until Spring you have some things you need to consider…

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IS IT OK TO ADD NEW KOI TO THE POND IN THE FALL?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 9th, 2016 | 4 Comments on IS IT OK TO ADD NEW KOI TO THE POND IN THE FALL?

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QUESTION:

Hey Mike, is it ok to add new koi to the pond in the fall?

ANSWER:

Hey, thanks for reaching out! Great question. There are some benefits and some negatives to your question. One of the great things about getting new koi in the Fall is that you can find some great pricing on koi. In areas that get cold weather and winters most fish sellers are anxious to get rid of stock toward the end of the season before it gets cold; they do not want to have to keep stock all winter if they do not have to. For that reason some good deals and great pricing can be found on koi. On the other hand the koi that are available are usually not the best koi, they are what is left from their stock.

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