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Re: [APD] sword root tabs -- or- Poking at substrates
lol. APD has ire and it's been raised by talk about gravel? Perhaps you mistake discussion for a food fight.
Anyway, you apparently confuse me with someone that holds views opposite to mine. I think that the tendency isn't for lots of folks to follow the latest fashion but to follow the old myths -- fashions are hard to establish in this hobby, excepting the occasional and often fleeting flurry of interest in a newly available plant. Myths have inertia, fashion inherently does not. Personally, I think myths and fashions are both to be deplored, but that's just me. A lot of folks enjoy the myths and even more enjoy the very few fashions.
One of the myths I've been badmouthing (but I swear I've been using my indoor voice) is the myth that it matters much what sand, gravel, etc. one uses for aquatic gardening. I like Flourite because it's appearance pleases me; I like some other choices too. I don't like most sands or epoxy coated gravel because they do not. Aesthetics aside, the claims for substrate materials seem to get more extravagant and while becoming demonstrable -- I expect to see ads for them soon with women in bathing suits and just like car ads.
I can't recall the last time I screamed at someone, on APD
So, it might be time to broaden your imagination ;-) But that's an idividual coice, and I hear that indivualism is still fashionable, sometimes in mythic proportions. ;-) .
----- Original Message ----
From: Mark R <oldsan at gmail_com>
To: S. Hieber <shieber at yahoo_com>; aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 9:35:49 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] sword root tabs -- or- Poking at substrates
I think it's hilarious that if someone isn't following the latest fashion in aquatic gardening it raises the ire of the APD. I remember the same attitude on this list several years ago when somebody dared to suggest that Flourite wasn't all it was cracked up to be. I imagine in a few years you'll be screaming at us because we don't realize that the aquatic plants we grow are actually terrestial plants and need substrate fertilization.
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