Posts Tagged ‘pond maintenace’

AERATING YOUR NATURAL POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments on AERATING YOUR NATURAL POND

Having a natural pond on your property can be a tremendous asset to your property. A pond can enhance your living conditions and add beauty to your property, and a healthy pond can add value to your real estate….a healthy pond that is. One of the very basic elements of a healthy pond is a pond that has good oxygen levels.

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MAN EATING PLANTS IN YOUR POND!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 20th, 2011 | No Comments on MAN EATING PLANTS IN YOUR POND!

Warning:
PLEASE KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET AWAY FROM THE POND!
Man eating plants!! Sounds scary, and lucky for us that there are not many plants around that are attacking humans; ‘Day of the Triffids” has long passed us by and all is well between mankind and the plant world for now. Flesh eating carnivorous plants!! Now here is a bit more of a reality. Even though relatively rare compared to the vast plant groupings out there, the flesh eating plant is not only out there, but may find their way into your backyard pond, and they are nothing to be scared of.

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GRAVEL FOR POND FILTRATION

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 5th, 2011 | 32 Comments on GRAVEL FOR POND FILTRATION

Pond…Gravel, those two words used together can make some peoples hair bristle and teeth grind. Gravel use in constructed ponds is hotly debated with lots of passion behind each side’s opinion. Gravel is certainly an aesthetic choice, but it is also a filtration choice.
Gravel filtration is not a new concept although many treat gravel filtration as though it is new to the scene.

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HOW TO FEED POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 2nd, 2011 | 64 Comments on HOW TO FEED POND FISH

One of the first questions that new fish keepers ask is “how much do I feed my fish?”. The more appropriate question could be “how do I feed my fish?”. The part about quantity of food is best answered by the fish themselves, because they will let you know when they’ve had enough and lose interest in feeding time.
Feeding fish in your pond is different than feeding other types of pets,

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HOW TO WINTERIZE A WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 14th, 2011 | 6 Comments on HOW TO WINTERIZE A WATER GARDEN

The water gardening season always seems to pass by a little too quickly. It seems that just as the water garden is looking at its fullest and best the autumn and winter are lurking just around the next calendar page.

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A WELL EQUIPPED POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 16th, 2010 | No Comments on A WELL EQUIPPED POND

You’ve just installed the pond you have been dreaming of, or maybe you have acquired a pond with the purchase of that new home; so now you have the pond, but are you equipped for it?

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PUMP UP YOUR POND!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 26th, 2010 | 3 Comments on PUMP UP YOUR POND!

Not all pond pumps are created equal, and not all water pumps can be used for ponds. Filtration is key in the performance of your pond’s filtration system and at the heart of every pond filter system is a pump.

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HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 18th, 2010 | 28 Comments on HOW TO GET RID OF POND SCUM

The topic and problem of pond scum is an issue that at some time or another, likely affects all pond owners. The problem with trying to fix or even diagnose an issue of pond scum is that it is used as a very loose term and many people will refer to floating aquatic plants, weeds, or other floating material as pond scum.

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SKIMMING YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 13th, 2010 | No Comments on SKIMMING YOUR POND

Q: What is a pond skimmer?
A: One job description lower than a pool boy.
Skimming, whether you’re talking about ponds or not, is a method of filtration. Filtration is a method of removal. So when you hear about people in trouble because of skimming money it is not actually much of a play on words, they ARE skimming! And it will get you in trouble! The good news is that skimming ponds will earn you a reward!

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FEEDING YOUR KOI AND POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 7th, 2010 | No Comments on 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

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