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[APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 3, Issue 35

[APD] Algae Fix
I concur with Mr. Ghori however it didn't get rid of the common green algae that grows on the glass.  I brought this subject up several months ago and was jumped on by several contributors.

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Today's Topics:

  1. RE: Re: All-Glass CF Fixture Replacement bulbs. (Gary Whitt)
  2. Re: Nutrient Problems (Paul Krombholz)
  3. Re: carbonate test (Roger Miller)
  4. Re: nutrients (Thomas Barr)
  5. Algae Fix (Ghazanfar Khan Ghori)
  6. (no subject) (Fin Man)
  7. fluorite (fluorspar) stones as ornaments (CaF2) (Candy Moonwolf)
  8. Re: fluorite (fluorspar) stones as ornaments (CaF2)
     (Christina Marie Thompson)
  9. Re: carbonate test (S. Hieber)
 10. aponogeton life cycle/growth speed + sagittaria brown leaves
     (Dirk_Matthys at toyota-europe.com)
 11. Re: Some thoughts on substrates and some Heat cable debate
     (gbooth at frii_com)


Message: 1
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 20:53:30 -0500
From: "Gary Whitt" <gwhitt at koedcandies_com>
Subject: RE: [APD] Re: All-Glass CF Fixture Replacement bulbs.
To: "'aquatic plants digest'" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

I just talked to Kim at AHSupply.com a few weeks ago with this specific
question. I was buying the All-Glass CF light fixtures for  20L species
tanks I'm setting up and I couldn't nail down what the pin pattern for AG's
bulb and I also was concerned if the pin pattern was the same - would
AHSupply's 55w lamps work in the AG fixture? Kim assured me that the pin
pattern was the same and that his 55w lamps would indeed work in the AG

Gary Whitt
Cork bark backgrounds in planted aquaria

-----Original Message----- From: aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com [mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com] On Behalf Of Bill Wichers Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 11:31 AM To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com Subject: [APD] Re: All-Glass CF Fixture Replacement bulbs.

When I first got my fixture home I was surprised to find that the replacement bulbs for this fixture were made of unobtanium. That is, unless you decided to swallow the inflated price set my All-Glass. I refuse! I'd rather eat rocks.

Ahh, that elusive element is off causing problems again, eh? ;-) Just to
present another option, you could swap out the bulb sockets with sockets
from AH Supply so that you could use the AH Supply bulb selection. I did
this recently with an older Hamilton setup I have so that I could use the AH
Supply bulbs that were about 2/3 the price of the Hamilton replacements. The sockets are only a few bucks, and they're easy to swap out, and the
existing ballast(s) should be OK with the new bulbs as long as you use the
same wattage.



Message: 2
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 19:55:18 -0600
From: Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>
Subject: [APD] Re: Nutrient Problems
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com

Looking at your pictures, you probably have nitrogen deficiency, probably K and/or mg. deficiency, and possibly iron deficiency. I recommend that, before you add any nutrients, you should cut your light down to about 1/4 of the present level. Only increase the light when the plants seem fully recovered and the algae is under control, and then only increase it cautiously. For a 29 gallon, you have very high light. When algae gets established under low nutrient conditions in a high light tank, and then you add a lot of nutrients, the algae can become a nightmare in just a day or two. Once the algae is under control and the plants are looking better, a little phosphorus would help, too. I think I would increase the CO2 to get the pH down to 6.5.

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