Coffee with The Pond Guy

Our pond seminar series continues …

Here is the schedule of pond & waterfall classes scheduled.

All of our seminars are held at our design center located 1298 Toronita St York, PA 17402.

Call Splash today to RSVP 717.751.2108.

 

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the pond experience™ – splash pond tour

stay tuned for details on the next Pond Experience

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Good Day PA (ABC 27)

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 … as seen in Flipside PA

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“I can’t imagine a better way to spend the day with your entire family while supporting the local York community. It’s always a FUN and relaxing day”

“This is the most unique and relaxing garden tour in the country.”

” Splash has combined music, food, drinks, and of course some really talented artists live and in person capturing some of the coolest backyards you’ve ever seen.”

” In today’s world everyone needs a place to relax at the end of a long day. No matter if your space is nice&cozy or if you have a couple acres to play with – there is something for everyone’s style and budget.”

 Stayed Tuned for the next pond experience …

In 2014 we showcased over 30 water features in less than 10 stops all centrally located in York, PA during the self guided tour …   take your time and relax at each stop …

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   Our pond tours showcase some of the most beautiful water features including koi ponds, waterfalls, ecosystem ponds, goldfish ponds, and fountains in York, Hanover, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Lancaster, and all over South Central PA. The best way to learn about water features is to see them up close and in person. Our garden tours allow you to stroll through some of the most private backyards and enjoy listening to the owners themselves talk about the water feature lifestyle.

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Here’s info on  the pond experience™ 2013

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Diseases or Disorders of the Eyes of Koi

Diseases or Disorders of the Eyes of Koi

 Koi Care – Cloudy corneas (eyes look whitish or white)

When you see your koi with cloudy or white corneas you have to wonder if your koi has hurt itself, is being hurt by the environment or is being hurt by something you’re doing.
We see cloudy corneas after misapplication of SupaVerm, Formalin, Potassium and any other compound that is caustic in concentrated form. Cloudy corneas can also be caused by bacterial infections. In these cases, antibiotics injections, or medicated koi food can put the brakes on this.

Koi Care – Eyes are bulging

Bulging Eyes are not a very good sign. In Koi which are scaleless, this is sometimes the only way to tell your koi is terminally dropsied. In other cases, the eyes may bulge during a salt treatment combined with an organophosphate. We don’t usually recommend the use of the OP’s because of toxicity issues but sometimes they have to be deployed.

Popeye, or exophthalmia is the condition of an eye wherein it protrudes from its normal position in a socket.

For years in the literature, the causes of exophthalmia were few, and almost all literature surveyed suggested it was a mycobacterial infection, or Tuberculosis forming an abscess or granuloma behind the eye.

In this case, that may very well be true, and you should be aware that there are few drugs effective against piscine tuberculosis, there are even fewer that can access the space behind the eye. In humans, these infections are still hard to treat becasue the space behind the eye is isolated from real good vascular supply. As well, tuberculosis, particularly the one for fish, is transmissable to humans through open sores. I’m not saying it’s always TB, but it could be, so avoid contact.

Other causes of pop eye include viral and other causes of inflammation to the Choroid or vessels leading to the eyeball itself, and trauma ranks high in this group. If the eye does not get picked OFF when it protrudes like this, it is entirely possible that it could actually pull back in as the swelling behind the eye reduces.

Let me say a word or two more about bacterial or TB pop eye. It spreads slowly, and gets its foothold through stress. Be sure your pond water quality is optimal, and that the diet and temperature are perfect for the chosen species you maintain. You can try antibiotics with this, even injected ones if the fish warrants it, but I really suggest you not get your hopes up.

Koi Care – Eyes are sunken in

Wow. Sunken eyes are usually associated with Aeromonas / Pseudomonas bacterial infections which have gone systemic (gained entry to the blood stream) and sometimes you may see fish which have been parasitized by Flukes, for example, to such an extent that they have essentially bled to death through the gills and skin. The loss of protein and plasma in the fish leaves them wasted and emaciated and the eyes will sink in. Once it gets this far, the prognosis is extremely poor. I’ve never seen a fish with sunken eyes to survive. Never. If the fishes’ head is shaped like an arrow head, and it’s shimmying in the water, and the fins are clamped, the fish is a goner. This is disturbing, of course, but don’t let it stop you from saving the fish that have not gotten this far! You owe it to yourself, and to the remaining fish to aggressively treat. Here’s what you do: Salt the main system according to these instructions. Inject any fish which are valuable. Try as much as possible to make a diagnosis of a parasitism if possible using a microscope. If this is not a possibility, a shotgun remedy could be considered.

Fish Care and Medications

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Koi Fish Feeding frenzy video

Koi Fish Feeding frenzy!

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York, PA Pond Care – Pond Service

Pond Care – Pond Service

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The Splash team has over 26 years of experience taking care of water features of all kinds in York, PA and all over South Central Pennsylvania. Whether you are a DIY type who loves picking up armloads of algae or if you prefer to let our professionals take care of everything, stop by or give us a call today. Our team of Pond Professionals offer Pond Care and Pond Maintenance Services in York, PA, Lancaster, PA, & Harrisburg, PA and beyond.

Here’s a sampling of our Pond Care and Maintenance Services:

Leaks (losing water)

  • Identifying
  • Fixing

Pumps

  • Identifying problems
  • Fixing pump if possible
  • Replacing pump

Lights

  • Identifying problems
  • Fixing problem
    • Replacing bulbs
    • Replacing wiring
    • Replacing new light
    • Replacing transformer

Water Quality Issues

  • Identifying problem
  • Solution plan

Upgrades

  • Waterfalls
  • Skimmers
  • Lighting
  • Pumps

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Love your finny friends this winter … Koi Care Tip#5

In the winter, Koi will usually hang out in the warmer water at the Read more…

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