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[APD] Re: RE: Navarro's tank and those funny tanks in Brazil

I've learned a lot so far from this conversation, so thanks Robert for stirring things up.  I got Ich in my tank for the first time a couple months ago.  I figured it was from adding cold water by accident, and Ich always being present.  I figured it was the change in temp, because I got the fish from Albany, which quarantines its fish.  But I guess it could have got through some how.


I've read a couple of Robert's post that uses Jeff Senske tanks to support his arguments.  This seems incorrect since Jeff Senske Engineers his tanks differently.  I would think he uses a low light method.  He uses primarily slow growing plants in most of his tanks compared to the stem plants that Tom?s methods seem to be aimed at.  I think the high light/low light issue gets confused (or left out) a lot when methods or dosing advice is given.

"Jeff Senske, a big AGA contest winner uses Florabase exclusively. He swears
by it. Eco Complete is very similar. It provides a wide range of traces with"

 and from the AB forum,
"Jeff uses a substrate somewhat like Eco Complete, (I cant remember the name of it) It is a rich substrate with all the trace minerals. He keeps a somewhat low to moderate C02 level, and moderate to high light levels. I don't remember what he adds to the water, but I do not think its much. He sets up and maintains both large and small plant tanks in public offices in greater qty than Tom or anyone else! And he has a public gallery of planted aquariums. And he has great growth, vitality and color without major algae problems. Believe me, when you have several public tanks that you service the last thing you want is algae problems. So how does he do it?"

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