potassium tests, news group
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: potassium tests, news group
From: psears at NRCan_gc.ca (Paul Sears)
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 1996 20:55:39 -0500 (EST)
In-Reply-To: <199604050839.DAA18388 at looney_actwin.com> from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com" at Apr 5, 96 03:39:03 am
> From: Stephen.Pushak at saudan_HAC.COM
> Is there a potassium test?
Unfortunately, potassium is not an easy element to
measure with simple chemical methods.
> I've observed the ratio of help-me type questions to technical
> discussion has greatly reduced recently. Perhaps the nutrients
> are being absorbed by the technical discussion and the help-me
> questions are flourishing on the aquaria.freshwater.plants
> newsgroup. ;-) Or perhaps the newbies prefer not to wade through
> all the jargon. What's happening with the mailing-list subscription
> size? Are some of us migrating to the newsgroup in quest of richer
> grazing? Is our growth rate slowing?
The idea of the "technical discussion" is to provide help for
everyone taking part, and I think it's doing that. To use a piece of
the disparaged "jargon"; I'm not impressed by the signal-to-noise
ratio on the newsgroup.
Paul Sears Ottawa, Canada