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Re: [APD] KH reference solution


Liz, that was brilliant.   Thanks for making my day!


PS - I love Iron Chef

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Liz Wilhite" <satirica at gmail_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] KH reference solution

> On 12/14/06, Thomas Barr <tcbiii at yahoo_com> wrote:
> > I think if you focus on fish health and are trying to maximize
> > the max CO2 with good fish health, this is a better method and
> > more accuracy will help you uncover what the range of max plant
> > growth and the upper ranges where you have fish issues are.
> Yep, and you are all set for when the AGA gives up that silly aquascaping
> contest, and goes into the Iron Plantman competition with our hosts, Simon
> and Judith.
> "Yes indeed, one lucky internet celebrity will get the chance to compete
> against his/her choice of our three Iron Plantmen.  Will our contestant
> choose to compete with Iron Plantman Dutch, Iron Plantman Japanese or Iron
> Plantman Technowizard?"
> "Well Simon, the smart money is on our contestant choosing to compete
> against Iron Plantman Japanese, Mr. Takashi Amano himself!  Everyone knows
> Amano's tanks grow much slower than Dutch or Technowizard tanks.  Why,
> are hardly worth a second glance!"
> "Right you are, Judith!  Only a fool would choose to compete against Iron
> Plantman Technowizard!  Why, you can watch his hygro grow right on out of
> the tank and reach into the tank stand looking to open up that CO2 needle
> valve!"
> "Now we'd like to introduce you to our Judges.  First, a well known
> celebrity in his own right, Mr. Robert Mettler, creator of the original
> digital scale way back in 1975.  Who knew it would take on such importance
> in the hobby.  Next, please welcome Irene Toledo, famous for her wide load
> scales.  And finally, how could we possible host an Iron Plantman contest
> without Atticus Sartorius who made analytical digital balances
> "And the rules.  Each competitor has a tank, two 20 lb cylinders of CO2,
> this vast array of equipment, an assortment of plants donated by Tropica
> Greg Watson's entire collection of dry ferts seen here in their natural
> state inside 50 gallon drums.  The competitors have 4 hours to plant their
> tanks.  After a week all plants will be pulled, dried and weighed by our
> judges.  The competitor with the highest dry plant weight will be crowned
> our new Iron Plantman."
> "And here come our competitors! ..."
> We've come a long way baby!
> -- 
> Liz
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