When you see that big mouth opening for you to give it some food, stop for a moment and think about what you are going to offer that waiting mouth. An important consideration in fish keeping of any type, is fish nutrition or basically what you feed your fish. Many fish will take a wide… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.
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.
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!!
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… Read more »
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?
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… Read more »
When I was a kid my mom had this horizontal cylindrical vacuum cleaner that could easily suck up a roll of quarters, this thing was strong! I, of course, found creative ways to utilize this amazing machine in many ways other than floor vacuuming.
I was told recently while in a conversation with another koi pond keeper that my koi pond is not a real koi pond. Now before I get to how this comment came about, let me lay out some indisputable FACTS.