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Plant tank Experiment

I'd like to submit my two-cents in support of this experiment.  Being both a
neophyte and about the only person I know of in Pakistan who is trying to
cultivate aquatic plants, I find the variety of advice offered on APD and
elsewhere to be a bit overwhelming at times.  A set of semi-controlled
experiments, with specified variables that many others could attempt to
replicate and report on, could help defining some benchmarks for us newbies
to follow and for others to play around with -- at least for the array of
species used in the experiments.

Paul Lundberg

> From: "Paul Gray" <PGRAY at websoft_co.za>
> Subject: Plant tank Experiment - Need some help please.
> Hi
> I have acquired 3, 2 foot tanks. I would like to do a plant tank
experiment with a difference. This is the plan, I would like to follow exact
and I mean exact instructions from a couple of the plant gurus on the list.
Tom Barr and two other gurus. The premise would be to create a tank as per
their recipe and then over time see how the different approaches work.
> I think that as an experiment to help rank amateurs make a 'bullet proof'
plant tank it will be very interesting. I am not a rank amateur I have had
plant tanks for about 9 years and I think that I was the first guy in my
country to go CO2 etc. I would use none of my own knowledge and follow the
instructions to the letter, or as close as humanly possible.
> Remember this experiment should be possible for people all over the world
so generic fertilisers etc will need to be used. I will chronicle progress
with a camera and notebook and eventually post pictures and diary entries.
My biggest point in all this will be to prove that the plant tank world does
not have to be intimidating and scary. So please let me know what you guys
and gals think, if it is a good idea or not. Any thoughts or ideas would
also be appreciated.
> Regards
> Paul Gray