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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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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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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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KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN CLUBS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 21st, 2016 | 3 Comments on KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN CLUBS

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  Local koi pond and water garden clubs are the first ripple in getting to know your pond keeping community. Koi pond and water garden clubs are an invaluable resource for information on fish, plants, and how to manage your pond. Pond clubs are also a very fun outlet into the lifestyle of pond keeping. I recently had the opportunity and pleasure to speak with a couple of koi pond water garden clubs. In late Winter 2016 I made a trek up to Rochester, NY to speak with 2 of the areas koi pond and water garden clubs.

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TADPOLES IN YOUR BACKYARD WATER GARDEN POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 27th, 2016 | 5 Comments on TADPOLES IN YOUR BACKYARD WATER GARDEN POND

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I learned while researching this blog topic of tadpoles that the ancient Egyptians used the image of a tadpole in their system of hieroglyphics. I thought it was pretty cool that the tadpole made it into the sacred carvings of this ancient culture. The image of a tadpole was drawn to represent the number and quantity of 100,000. I wondered why would a tadpole be used to represent this massive number?

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FROGS AND BACKYARD WATER GARDEN PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 29th, 2016 | 62 Comments on FROGS AND BACKYARD WATER GARDEN PONDS

Let’s jump into the subject of frogs in the backyard water garden pond. Many pond owners will find themselves hosting a frog or more that has somehow found its way into your pond.

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HOW TO BUILD A WATER GARDEN KOI POND IN NEW JERSEY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 24th, 2014 | 1 Comment on HOW TO BUILD A WATER GARDEN KOI POND IN NEW JERSEY

Pond Renovation Project in New Jersey

So you are planning to build and install a pond in New Jersey? That is exciting news, you are in for many wonderful experiences and adventures with a new pond installation. Here are some things you need to know about building a pond in New Jersey.
Building a pond, a successful pond, can be a life transforming event so make sure you do it right. The average pond owner will build 3 ponds before getting the pond they really want! These pond construction tips will help the person building a pond in New Jersey do it right the first time.

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POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST – POND BUILDING SECRETS AND TIPS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments on POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST – POND BUILDING SECRETS AND TIPS

Check out Episode 6 of the Pond Hunter Radio Broadcast on pond building secrets from the pros. Mike Gannon is the host of the Pond Hunter Radio Broadcast, and is joined by award winning pond designer Chris Siewing from Natures Recreations. Mike and Chris will discuss best practices for creating a beautiful functional pond. 

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