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FROGS AND BACKYARD WATER GARDEN PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 29th, 2016 | 68 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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NEW POND SYNDROME A.K.A. GREEN WATER

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 4th, 2014 | 8 Comments on NEW POND SYNDROME A.K.A. GREEN WATER

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It seems these days we have a syndrome syndrome going on. There is this kind of syndrome, and then there is that kind of syndrome. New syndromes are being created and classified on an ongoing basis. The good news is as they create these new syndromes there is a cure for the syndrome in a little pill available.

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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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WATER LETTUCE IS A REAL PISTIA

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 16th, 2013 | 34 Comments on WATER LETTUCE IS A REAL PISTIA

Oh water lettuce.

You innocent unassuming looking little plant.

     Walk into any water garden supplier and ask for an easy to keep, good for beginners aquatic plant. You will likely have water lettuce suggested to you. Water lettuce is available at just about every aquatic plant vendor out there, and you can even get it shipped to you from online aquatic plant vendors. Some people also call it water cabbage, and it’s scientific name is Pistia, …Pistia stratiotes to be exact.

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TANCHO KOHAKU KOI VARIETY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 24th, 2012 | No Comments on THE TANCHO KOHAKU, AN INTERESTING KOI VARIETY

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Throughout history certain colors and color combinations have become a part of the fabric of humanity. The most basic colors of humanity would be red, white, and black; these are the colors that are most accessible to us since they come right from nature. Even the earliest cave paintings were made using the combinations of red, white and black.  These colors happen to have the strongest psychological impact on humans along with tremendous cultural significance in just about every culture and religion on the planet past and present.

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WATER GARDEN AND POND PODCAST FROM PRINCE OF PONDS RADIO SHOW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 6th, 2012 | No Comments on WATER GARDEN AND POND PODCAST FROM PRINCE OF PONDS RADIO SHOW

Take a listen to a fun and really informative water garden and pond show that is broadcast over PetLifeRadio.com  The Prince of Ponds radio show hosted by Ken Jones focuses on all things water garden and pond related. Mike Gannon, the Pond Hunter,  is his guest for this 1/2 hour podcast.

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POND INDUSTRY BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO MIKE GANNON OF FULL SERVICE AQUATICS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 23rd, 2012 | No Comments on POND INDUSTRY BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO MIKE GANNON OF FULL SERVICE AQUATICS

New Jersey business owner Mike Gannon has been designing and installing beautiful ponds and water gardens around the Garden State since 1995. Mike’s company, Full Service Aquatics, specializes in koi ponds, water gardens, and every type of water feature large and small. This year Mike Gannon was recognized as the Aquascape Inc “Businessman of the Year” 2012 for the pond and water garden industry.

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IT WAS PONDEMONIUM IN 2012! REINVENT YOURSELF TO WIN THE BATTLE

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 28th, 2012 | 1 Comment on IT WAS PONDEMONIUM IN 2012! REINVENT YOURSELF TO WIN THE BATTLE

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Navy Pier has been an important Chicago landmark for close to 100 years. Located along the shores of Lake Michigan, projecting 3300 feet out into the great lake; Navy Pier is Chicago’s top tourist attraction. This year Navy Pier also served as the starting point for the watergarden and pond industry’s biggest event PONDEMONIUM!

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THE WHEELBARROW CHRONICLES – The Egret

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 17th, 2012 | 2 Comments on THE WHEELBARROW CHRONICLES – The Egret

Just when I thought everything was cool with the pond…

The activity levels of the Great Blue Herons in my area had slowed down. I went ahead and took off the netting that I keep on my pond while the herons are in heavy stalking mode. I unplugged the talk radio station I play by my pond when I’m not there, so the heron stays away from human voices by the pond. I stopped moving the fake (super way too fake doesn’t fool a real heron for a moment, but it makes ME feel good) plastic Blue Heron around my pond and gave it the final spot for the rest of the season.

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