CO2 System, House Plants and Lighting
Subject: CO2 System
Doug Skokna wrote:
> Today while waiting to get my 2 lb CO2 bottle filled at a weldin
> inquired about a 10 lb bottle. The discussion led to building a
> system. The individual I talked to said he would be able to sup
> bottle, valve, regulator and gauges for somewhere around $250.
> manual system you would also need a needle valve to regulate the
> the aquarium. FYI, I add CO2 continuously using a needle valve
> the rate. This has worked very well for almost 3 years.
I'm sure he could since that's close to $100 more than it would
cost if you put it together yourself!<g>
Subject: "Aquatic" House Plants
> In a message dated 96-10-28 16:09:21 EST, you write:
> >I'd try planting it in a flower pot on your window sill. It doe
> >sound like an aquatic from your description. Is it Aucuba japon
> >(Gold Dust Plant)?
> Do you think this would really work? I purchased this out of a
> Pet Food Warehouse assuming it was an aquatic plant. Is this a
> practice to put "house plants" in tanks and sell them as aquariu
> Time I guess to head to the library and find a good book on aqu
Unfortunately, it's all too common a practice! The only way to
protect yourself is to know what you're buying _befoer_ you bring
Subject: Lighting, from another angle
> good reflector can almost double the intensity at the BULB. >
Aluminum foil is quite good, but a good coat of white paint >
isn't all that bad.
Actually, from what I've been told by lighting experts, aluminun
foil is not _as good_ as glossy white paint. Aluminum foil tends
to scatter the light. The only thing better than glossy white
paint is a mirrored surface.
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.