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Re: [APD] RE: High Tech Tank....8 Years Later!

See George?  Maybe it was the tank and not the equipment
;-).  Just kidding.

Scott H.
--- Ron Nelson <rdn2 at netgods_net> wrote:
> gbooth at frii_com wrote:
> > We last set up our three tanks in May 1996 after we had
> to tear them down
> >
> >to make way for some house remodeling. So they all have
> 7+ years on them.
> >
> >We decided to tear down the 120g tank this summer to cut
> down on
> >maintenance a bit but it was still going strong - no
> visible algae, rapid
> >plant growth. We could see no difference in growth or
> stability compared
> >to the initial set up. We've never added anything to the
> substrate beyond
> >the initial 2 kg of laterite. It had a 250w Dupla
> heating cable. We
> >neither saw nor smelled any problems in the substrate
> when it was removed.
> >  
> >
> I'm the new owner of George and Karla's 120g tank. When I
> set it back up 
> all I did was top the old gravel with some new gravel to
> keep the 
> laterite dust to a minimum. The tank is still high tech
> minus heating 
> cables and is growing anything I put in there like mad...

S. Hieber

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