Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #191
First of all, I want to thank everyone for their quick response to my
tragedy and to all the good info on how to rebuild with a safer
I am lead to two main unanimous suggestions:
1. Get a needle valve
2. Don't lower the pH so drastically to begin with.
As far as the first suggestion is concerned, I agree wholeheartedly,
but have no idea where to go to get one. Any suggestions on supply
houses that sell the right kind of needle valves and what
specifications I should be looking for when purchasing (including
price and other technical specs).
As far as the second suggestion, I guess I really didn't need the pH
that low except for my apistogrammas which are now dead...my new fish
are fine and dandy at 6.8 (rather than 6.2) so I'll just keep it there
in the hopes that even if my regulator blows out, and my needle valve
blows out, then at least the pH doesn't have far to go if the tank
runs out of CO2 etc.
Can anyone sell me on the idea of getting a fully automated system.
Also, where in the world can I buy these Sandpoint or other reactors?
Even That Fish Place does not sell them. Any help or phone numbers
you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise I may be
stuck going back to the inefficient setup I had before which probably
was the major cause of my blowout.
Last but not least, anyone in the Allentown, PA area who would like to
order Siamese Flying Foxes. I'll have to replace 5 of mine which died
and the shipping from Albany Aquarium is $35...I'd like to be able to
split that with anyone out here who'd like to have a couple SAE's...I
think they're about $8 apiece...but well worth it for those of you who
are cursed with the dreaded brush algae like me.
Also, anyone ever see an echonidorus flower? I think mine is about
to--I have a bud hanging on a stem 3" out of the water for two days
now... I think it's a bud which is about to bloom--it's not a baby
plant--those look distinctly different--I have another branch with one
of those right now...and as far as that's concerned, when a baby plant
grows on the end of a stem--should you cut it off when it reaches an
appropriate size AT the internode it has grown from to allow the other
internodes to grow into baby plants? Will the other internodes grow
leaves or not I guess is the real question I'm asking here.