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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #48
Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
> Aquatic Plants Digest Monday, January 26 1998 Volume 03 :
> Number 048
> In this issue:
> Re: snails
> Re: Phosphate levels
> Grass plants/crazy idea?
> mycorrhizae and water hyacinth (Eichornia crasipes)
> GONG XI FA CAI
> Grass plants/crazy idea?
> Save an aquatic plant
> Typical beginner's lighting questions!!!
> Fertilizer beneath filter?
> See the end of the digest for information on unsubscribing from the
> Aquatic Plants mailing list and on how to retrieve back issues.
> Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 22:27:01 +0000
> From: Lachlan <lachlan at netcomuk_co.uk>
> Subject: Re: snails
> Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 03:44:32 +0800
> From: Raymond Yeo <movieart at pacific_net.sg
> I recently found snails breeding in my tanks. i probrably got them
When I couldn't get Clown Loaches at my LFS I purchased a pair of Skunks
.A few days later I say one swimming around with a snail shell curled
over his mouth. There are now no snails that I can see in the tank.
> >>Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 22:37:35 -0500
> >>Hi folks!
> >>Over the years, I have become interested in trying to minimize the
> >>caused by careless collectors and industry in general to the
> habitats of our
> >>beloved aquatic plants. I collect and try to propogate plants that
> are in
> >>danger of becoming extinct. It's my small way of helping out.
> >>I have recently become aware that a rare plant is now available in
> the U.S.
> >>Specimens were collected in order to be photographed for a book and
> now are
> >>available to the hobbyists. Because this plant's habitat is in
> danger, the
> >>plant is rarely available. Frankly, I would prefer that this plant
> not be
> >>purchased by people that don't know how to cultivate it since there
> are so
> >>few. "Sorry newbies, but it's the truth" I was hoping some of the
> >>experienced APDers would take an interest and try to cultivate it
> for the
> >>benefit of the hobby.
> >>The plant is Echinodorus horizontalis. It's a beautiful plant. You
> >>find reference to it in Kasselmann's book and in the Rataj book. It
> >>available through All Aquatic Plants at
> >>www.malloftheworld.com/aquarium/pricelst.htm. I do know that there
> >>some European aquarists trying to propogate it.
> >>Art Giacosa, Help Center
> >>Nature Aquarium Imports, L.C.
> >>Exclusive U.S. distributor for Aqua Design Amano
> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 01:17:00 -0600
> From: Walt <Itchy.Scratchy at worldnet_att.net>
> Subject: Typical beginner's lighting questions!!!
> I have a couple of questions on lighting.
> (1) What is the standard amount of light needed for a 10 gal tank?
> Referring to page 183 in the Dupla book, 15 watts would be adequate
> such a tank. Would 15 watts be enough light for plants in the "high
> light" categorty? If not:
> (2) Does anyone know of a company that maunfactures twin tube light
> strips for 18" bulbs? There are no aquarium companies that build such
> (3) GE puts out a "Daylight" tube that is 5000 Kelvins. Is this within
> the desired Kelvin temp. range for plants? Has anyone had any direct
> experience with this bulb? Got any suggetions for others besides
> Along with reading through FAQ, I've had recommendations from a couple
> of people whom have suggested using two bulbs. I would like to rig my
> tank up with 2 but my current design doesn't give me enough space on
> top of the tank to do so. Any suggestions on how to rig up a space
> saving twin tube strip light for a 10g would be appreciated (the
> for question 2). Keep in mind that I am not an electrician. (I don't
> want to electricute myself)
> None the less, thank you for your support!
> Im gonna be really PO'd if nobody responds to this post......Just
> kidding ;)
> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 01:26:25 -0600
> From: "Shiao Y. Wang" <sywang at whale_st.usm.edu>
> Subject: Fertilizer beneath filter?
> I'm setting up another 75 gal planted tank. I've had good luck with
> adding my own micronutrient mix that I add directly to the water. This
> time, I'm thinking of putting gravel above an undergravel filter
> will not be running) and adding the micronutrient mix to the dead
> under the filter plate via one of the uplift tubes. The uplift tube
> extends above the water so any liquid added is forced under the UG
> My question is: does anyone have experience with this setup and do you
> think this will be more effective since the micronutrients will be
> more directly to the roots instead of to the water?
> I have 240 watts of light over the tank and add CO2 from a CO2 tank.
> Thanks for any advise.
> - --
> Shiao Y. Wang
> University of Southern Mississippi
> sywang at whale_st.usm.edu
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