Posts Tagged ‘pond advice’


By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 30th, 2010 | 29 Comments on CATS AND GARDEN PONDS

“The world’s most expensive water bowl”. Sometimes that is how my pond seems to me. I have on many occasions watched my cat Pippin interact with my pond.

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By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments on PONDS, MAN

Ponds, Man

Even “In The Beginning” there was water.
Water and humanity have shared a special relationship from the earliest memories of time, and this relationship will continue till death do we part. Man has sought to capture, control, manipulate, exploit, and even amuse himself with water since even the most primitive civilization first came into existence.

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By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 16th, 2010 | 2 Comments on THE "NATURAL" POND

Each year I get several calls about natural ponds that need to be worked on. I enjoy working with natural ponds a lot and get great satisfaction from reviving ponds that are on their way out or have been “dead” for some time.

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By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 9th, 2010 | 2 Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2010 EVENT REVIEW


It was PONDEMONIUM baby!!
Hosted in St. Charles, Ill also known as the water garden capital of the world, from August 5-8 2010; water garden and pond industry folks descended upon this small, historic, and charming town.
Pond people running amuck, shovels crossing, dirt flying, water slopping, and fish flopping in the streets…can you imagine!!

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By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 2nd, 2010 | No Comments on GOT WATERFALL?


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.

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By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 25th, 2010 | No Comments on THE BOUNTIFUL POND


Ever consider harvesting from your pond? Many pond owners have harvested copious amounts of algae from their ponds, but how about something that you might actually be able to use to nourish your body and loved ones?

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By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 19th, 2010 | 6 Comments on ACCLIMATING YOUR NEW FISH

acclimating your fish

“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,

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By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 10th, 2010 | No Comments on THE AMERICAN POND

American Koi

Have you ever been yelled at about algae? Have you ever been directly blamed for the growth of algae? I have.I am not sure at exactly which point in my life it happened that I became the guy responsible for algae growth; and I am not sure if that is something to be proud of or not either,

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By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 29th, 2010 | No Comments on PONDS VS. GAMING SYSTEMS


As an owner of 2 seasonal businesses I do not get a lot of time off, so family time to me is pretty important and I take it where I can get it. I even look at house cleaning as a family time opportunity; and based on the faces of my 2 girls when it is time to clean they enjoy it even more than I……

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By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment on POND RENOVATION PROJECTS

Another pond renovation project under our belt. I believe I am one of the few who can genuinely say that they love what they do. Working in the pond industry, like any other type of job, has its good days and bad days,

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