In September Cindy and I went to Koi America 2011 - we enjoy going to these events because it allows us a chance to talk to folks in the businesses face-to-face. It is always a surprise just how much one can learn when you get out of the office. There are usually new products to see, and great opportunities to get caught up with associates. We have posted pictures on our facebook page, www.facebook.com/pondtrade.
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Aquaponics Explained Part 2
Aquaponics is a rapidly emerging market segment. Learn the ins and outs in this issue. Which plants do best? Can I plant seeds? What are growth rates like? This is a must read that may lead to a new income stream for you and new adventures your customers.
The Watergarden Koi – Sarasa Comets
Goldfish are a better choice for water gardens as an alternative to koi than you may realize. Some of these striking goldfish have the intense colors of koi. Sarasa Comets are similar to Kohaku, and Shubunkins are like Sanke. Learn how goldfish are also a good product to feature for retail stores and pond contractors.
Waterlily and Lotus Exhibition & Symposium
The Waterlily and Lotus Exhibition and Symposium was held in Qingdao, China July 2011. We were treated to see Waterlily World that is home to 800 varieties of lotus and 300 varieties and waterlilies. See and read more about this great event here.
Koi Art for Retailers and Contractors
Whether you sell koi or not, you may want to consider selling koi art. Koi art enhances the ambience of any space, and can generate return business even in the off-season, or ponds are full already. Artwork can be easily added to your websites., and can make a great thank you for contractors and retailers alike.
Sizing Gravel-filled and Water Matrix Reservoirs for Pondless Features
Building a Pondless water feature? Get the engineering right the first time! Learn from a pond industry veteran the "how-to" on sizing vaults and flows when building features such as a long stream. Learn the formula to accurately calculate the Dynamic Volume, so you won't overflow or be caught short of water.
Tax Deductions – Advertising, Marketing, Entertaining and Deducting
Who wants to pay more taxes then they have to? Take a look at critical tax information compiled specifically for the pond industry. Learn from a 25-year tax veteran to take full advantage of available tax deductions. Learn how calculating things such as Web site development costs, mail list, marketing, and entertainment expenses can have a bonus impact on your bottom line.
Aquascape Pondemonium ‘11
Aquascape's Pondemonium® 2011 focused on "Building the Future Together." The event kicked off with an advanced Build-a-Pond training session held at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. It offered workshops and hands-on training sessions designed to instruct attendees about effective, economical ways to grow their business. Many pictures document this successful event.
June 7th, 2013
Aquascape Inc. Introduces the Floating Plant Island
April 18th, 2013
Alaska Brand Offers Hydroponic Gardening Solution
April 29th, 2013
Savio Engineering President Named Treasurer of IPPCA
May 1st, 2013
Winning Gourmet Fish Food
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