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Old March 15th 07, 02:20 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Tara Legale
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I just got an order of plants from That Fish Place, very happy with them. I
have several corkscrew vals, 2 rad___ (something) swords, 2 dwarf onion
plants and a moss ball. I only have a 10 gallon, so these amount of plants
give a very nice, moderately lush setting for my community tank. I have a
125 penguin biowheel filter. And I use 2 (20 watt) compact fluorescent
bulbs. Having said that I hope my filteration and wattage is adequate
because I'm not an expert. Now onto my concern about caring for these
plants. I have limited funds, time and expertise so I want to make the best
of the plant quality. I'm not going to go out and buy an expensive
complicated co2 thingy. Currently I have plant tabs and I also have florish
excel. Given all this info, what would you suggest in my plant care?
Thanks!


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Old March 15th 07, 02:45 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Tara Legale
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One more question. Prior to live plants I did a water change every 3 weeks
and that seemed fine. I never have problems with fish deaths or water
quality (I do test monthly). However I did have moderate algae growth on
the glass and plastic plants. With the plants to add oxygen to the tank and
to fight with the algae, should I do water changes more often with plants,
or will I find I can go longer with the plants? keeping in mind I will be
adding florish excel to the water. Also I'm a little confused with the
florish excel instructions, it says to add 1 ml for every 10 gallons "every
day or every other day". Does this seem too frequent?


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Old March 15th 07, 03:56 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Reel McKoi
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"Tara Legale" wrote in message
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One more question. Prior to live plants I did a water change every 3
weeks and that seemed fine. I never have problems with fish deaths or
water quality (I do test monthly). However I did have moderate algae
growth on the glass and plastic plants. With the plants to add oxygen to
the tank and to fight with the algae, should I do water changes more often
with plants, or will I find I can go longer with the plants? keeping in
mind I will be adding florish excel to the water. Also I'm a little
confused with the florish excel instructions, it says to add 1 ml for
every 10 gallons "every day or every other day". Does this seem too
frequent?

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I feel I wasted my money with Flourish Excel. It made no difference one way
or the other. I got the best results from the tabs placed in the gravel
under the plants and plain Flourish. Excel isn't a fertilizer and it didn't
kill algae in any of my tanks as some people claim. Continue the water
changes.
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Frugal ponding since 1995.
rec.ponder since late 1996.
My Pond & Aquarium Pages:
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Old March 15th 07, 12:51 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
~Roy~
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Whats this Carol Gulley still pretending to know what the hell your
talkin gabout. You need to get off the internet its for adults. Carol
Gulley is a plagaraizing attention whore badly in need of meds. She
really belongs in that fat assed low carb diet group with her other
buddy!


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I forgot more about ponds and koi than I'll ever know!
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Old March 15th 07, 12:53 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
~Roy~
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Ahhhhhhhhh, so if its not Miss Legale all 350+ pounds of her....whats
a matter there fat ass you like the attention you got before and had
to come back for more.......or do you plan to grab info and then slam
the group again?


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I forgot more about ponds and koi than I'll ever know!
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Old March 15th 07, 03:22 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Don Freeman
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"~Roy~" wrote in message
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Ahhhhhhhhh, so if its not Miss Legale all 350+ pounds of her....


Sigh... And we were doing so well for awhile.


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Old March 15th 07, 07:14 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
cailinsdad
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 08:22:21 -0700, "Don Freeman"
wrote:


"~Roy~" wrote in message
.. .
Ahhhhhhhhh, so if its not Miss Legale all 350+ pounds of her....


Sigh... And we were doing so well for awhile.


3 or 4 days! At least someone took the hint.
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Old March 15th 07, 07:36 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Don Freeman
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"cailinsdad" wrote in message
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 08:22:21 -0700, "Don Freeman"
wrote:


"~Roy~" wrote in message
. ..
Ahhhhhhhhh, so if its not Miss Legale all 350+ pounds of her....


Sigh... And we were doing so well for awhile.


3 or 4 days! At least someone took the hint.


Long enough for me to take Tristin out of my killfile as I could read from
others' replies to his posts that he was back to contributing information
instead of diatribes. And I had such high hopes. -Don


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Old March 15th 07, 08:01 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
~Roy~
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Hey Don......just make and use a kill filter on my email addy...and
don't worry about it. I'll quit when carol gulley is no longer seen in
these groups......


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Old March 16th 07, 12:12 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Tara Legale
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"Don Freeman" wrote
Sigh... And we were doing so well for awhile.



I've never done anything to you people. Its just that someone in particular
likes to cyberstalk people like me from group to group. Obviously someone
with way too much attention on their hands, and obviously someone with no
clue about the person they are harassing. I killfiled that "Roy" (and
other names) jerk long ago, I only saw this because people replied to his
posts. Really, pick better people to reply to then that stalker.




 




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