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Re: [APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 23, Issue 26
I can send you a baggie of mts if you need them. Just email me an address
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Flory" <wyogeo at astound_net>
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2005 8:13 PM
Subject: [APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 23, Issue 26
> > From: Scott Scheibe <dsscheibe at earthlink_net>
> > Subject: [APD] Play sand
> > To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> > I've been wanting to replace the large gravel in my biggest tank
> > and read a while back that play sand was a good plant base.
> > The tank is setup, has a bunch of swordtails, few corries,
> > and pleco, and a couple clown loaches who spend most of their time in
> > hollow of the drift wood. I'm sure the corries and pleco will like the
> > change from gravel to sand. I've had trouble with the Pleco digging the
> > sand out of planters to hid in..
> You have to add Kuhli loaches. They love to burrow in fine sand ;-)
> Pleco will be a bull dozer in sand.
> > Any advice on replacing existing gravel with sand and any
> > I should be aware of? I expect the plants, corries and pleco will do
> > better. The current gravel has such large spaces between them the
> > swordtail fry hid in it.. Needless to say this is a major trap for food
> > and debris.
> > D. Scott Scheibe
> > <mailto:dsscheibe at earthlink_net>
> > <http://home.earthlink.net/~dsscheibe/>
> On the other hand you may find that the fine sand compacts too much unless
> you have a load of MTS.
> > ------------------------------
> > Message: 11
> > Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 11:17:57 -0400
> > From: "Adam Aronson" <adam at aronson_net>
> > Subject: RE: [APD] snails and loaches
> > To: "'aquatic plants digest'" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> > For what it's worth... I bought a botia striata thinking that besides
> > being
> > a beautiful fish he would clear up my snail problem. When I first
> > introduced
> > him the snail population seemed to have diminished but now they are back
> > in
> > force.
> > Maybe I need to sautee them in some garlic and parsley???
> > Adam
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com
> >> [mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com] On Behalf Of Thomas Vickers
> >> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005 6:26 PM
> >> To: Liz Wilhite; aquatic plants digest
> >> Subject: Re: [APD] snails and loaches
> >> So at this point it looks like I need to look for a couple of loaches.
> >> Rebuild and replant the tank, then add loaches !!!!
> >> I guess I could have asked earlier before I took the tank
> >> down, but that probably would have ruined my fun.
> >> Now if I can just prevent my students from dropping stuff in
> >> the tank this year.
> >> TV
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