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Re: Plant weights

At 03:48 AM 6/1/01 "John T. Fitch" <JTFitch at FitchFamily_com> wrote:
>Subject: Plant Weights
>Dave Gomberg wrote:
> >I have been experimenting with an alternative to lead strips:   "soft" iron
> >wire.   What I am using is called "9 wire" (which I think means it is 9
> >gauge).
>At some else's suggestion, I bought a can of PlastiDip from Home Depot.
>(The only can they had left was a hideous yellow, but since the strips are
>under the substrate, they can't be seen.)  It's a messy job to dip the
>strips so that they're completely covered.  But, they work like a charm.

Why would you do that?  Iron is an essential nutrient.  Just leaving them 
in there to rust will do no harm.

Dave Gomberg, San Francisco       gomberg at wcf dot com
NEW Planted Aquaria Magazine:        http://www.wcf.com/pam