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Re: [APD] plant trade, sale or give-aways
I've never had any luck with plants (lasting more than 3 weeks)
I spent a lot of time reading about plants and found that with the
chemistry of the water in my part of Nevada, I didn't have much
chance of success. So I bought 150 gallons of spring water at WalMart!
I set up my 135 gal tank
with several strata (peat, sand, et al) to a depth of 3.5 inches.
Plants did great and so did the algae.
My water in nevada is over 15 dh and 7.7 ph.
I couldn't get rid of the algae, so I did several 50% water changes
using toxic Nevada water from my well.
I bought some swords and they are thriving.
I've got one giant val that's spreading over the tank, cabomba and
crypts slow but healthy.
The hornwort does so well I have to throw it out once a week.
I do have a lot of flourescent light.
Only mentioning this to show sometimes it isn't just chemistry.
Don't have any idea why I'm seeing this success - but I'm sure happy
On Oct 5, 2008, at 8:30 AM, Gitte wrote:
> I have noticed it too. There used to be way more discussion. If I
> may say
> so (at the risk of incurring the wrath some), to me this list often
> more like a "chemistry" list, than an aquatic plant list, but hey,
> we all
> have a 'delete' key.
> Also, is it possible people are nervous to post things because
> they've seen
> others get slammed and it just doesn't seem to be worth the trouble?
> Just my 2 cents worth.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com
> [mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com] On Behalf Of TBarber
> Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 2:00 AM
> To: fishfaceid at yahoo_com; aquatic plants digest
> Subject: Re: [APD] plant trade, sale or give-aways
> this list is dead..........nearly no traffic of any kind.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Diana Berberich" <fishfaceid at yahoo_com>
> To: "APD Post to List" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 11:19 PM
> Subject: [APD] plant trade, sale or give-aways
> Hello Folks:
> I no longer see any messages regarding the sale, swap, or giving
> away of any
> plants. Is there a reason such postings are no longer to be seen or
> Thanks, Diana
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