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Re: [APD] Aquatic vs Aquarium Plants
Scott, You wrote:
>Some folks even call some sorts of molded plastics,
yea, they might call them plants but it's sort of like putting lace on a
IMHO , them red graveled, bright pink plastic plants with a pirate skeleton
that tips a jug of rum looks so ugly but to each their own.
I know most kids like that artificial look but that's teaching them that
fishkeeping is just a colorful fad and not a responsibility. We should be
teaching them about maintaining a natural habitat thus helping them to
understand the importance of being responsible and respecting nature.
But them I could be wrong, Tell me waht you think America at
----- Original Message -----
From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 3:10 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] Aquatic vs Aquarium Plants
> Well, the words mean what people use them to mean, no more
> no less.
> When one asks what a word means, it's only nautural to also
> ask, "who is using, and how."
> Some folks even call some sorts of molded plastics,
> Scott H.
> --- Stephan Mifsud <labmdp at waldonet_net.mt> wrote:
> > Steve Pushak said: 'The "definition" of aquatic plant is
> > made entirely
> > based upon arbitrary
> > classification for some other purpose; there is no hard
> > biological
> > distinction.'
> > This is something which bothers me. I think we are
> > constantly using the term
> > 'aquatic-plants' instead of 'aquarium-plants'. There ARE
> > distinct biological
> > characterics that are only found in aquatic plants. A
> > truely aquatic plant
> > grows in water, in Nature, and the aquatic habitat is
> > essential for it to
> > complete its life cycle. This defenition rules out marsh
> > plants, rheophytes
> > and other water-side plants such as Samolus, Saururus,
> > Anubias and a host of
> > other plants which we routinely grow in aquariums.
> > Many of the latter live in places which are routinely
> > flooded so they can
> > adapt to life in/under water, which is why they are
> > suitable for aquariums.
> > They live naturally in such conditions because they can,
> > not because they
> > need to, so why call them aquatic? We frequently see
> > humans and dogs in the
> > sea but that does not make them marine mammals.
> > Try convincing a botanist that 'lawn grass' is aquatic
> > just because you have
> > grown it in an aquarium!
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