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[APD] TheBarr report. com and Plant Fest 2K5

Greg Watson and I have decided to do something worthwhile for the hobby and
something that will eventually end up as the long awaited book. Each month,
we will produce an on line interactive chapter that will become a book on
aquatic macrophytes.

I will select some old post, sotries from past postings and various
articles I've written over the years.
I will discuss "Barr's Laboratory" also. This will be a simple approach to
testing myths and sertting up test that will show reasonable results for
the average hobbyist and future ideas and directions.

I've never had a web site except the various forums and list I write to so
this is a long time coming. 
You all can wait a year, or read the chapters as they come out.

I will detail out a number of set ups with photo's and little projects.
There will be graphs.
There will be references to follow up things on.

When I post, it's difficult to supply all of these elements in each post.

But the end result will be something much more cohesive and able to send
off to those who are interested in aquatic weeds.
Eventually, we will try to find a universal translator as these are
becoming better and better so folks in Japan, China, Russia, Italy and
across the globe can read and discuss aquatic plants. That will be later.
Anyone on the web can join.

Greg is an excellent asset to the hobby, extremely well versed in
business/web, sells PMDD supplies to hobbyist for dirt to help folks out,
not to make $.
Those that know me also realize I'm not in this for the $ as well and with
this is mind, this should turn into a good project with a good goal from
the onset.

That kind of direction is good for everyone.

Greg and I are still working through this, but stay tuned for "The Barr

Plant fest 2K5 will be happening this summer also. I plan to get Karen
Randall and perhaps Amano in the water for gator bait this year and if you
ever wanted a large amount of driftwood, petrified wood or weeds, this is
the place. I will also try to do the Marine reef, mangrove macro algae
collecting trip in the Keys the following 3 days this time. It will be more
a Macro algae identification class and both trips are very fun even if you
do not care nor own a plant tank or a marine tank.
I've had people come that were like that and they had a good old time. I'm
hoping for July this year. It will be limited to about 15 people. We will
visit a plant wholesaler perhaps this year(FAN or Suwannee labs) but I
think folks are packing in as much as they can in the 3 day event as
humanly possible but I'm considering it.
The Marine version will wear you out also but there is still plenty of time
to relax on a beach, stop in Key West for a night of Tom Foolery and some
good seafood places. Dorm style Marine lab lodging runs about 22$ a night
for the 3 days. 

More info later


Tom Barr


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