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  1. AbbeysDad
    07-16-2013 11:17 AM - permalink
    I am no longer an active member of this forum. Abbeysdad
  2. Chesh
    01-23-2013 09:29 PM - permalink
    LOVE the new ava. . . I can't help but grin back *GRINS*
  3. AbbeysDad
    12-17-2012 08:40 AM - permalink
    Now, now....'Father knows best' -
  4. Hallyx
    12-17-2012 05:46 AM - permalink
    OK...Now you've done it! Robert Young is just completely. irredeemably, unrepentantly, irreconcilably.....!

    Orders of magnitude scarier than clowns.
  5. AbbeysDad
    11-30-2012 10:32 AM - permalink
    LOL - or Freddie Kruger!
  6. Hallyx
    11-28-2012 08:11 AM - permalink
    Re: Your avatar change. I was wondering about that, myself. Maybe you should have just gone with Chucky (....or Jason).
  7. AbbeysDad
    11-15-2012 07:44 AM - permalink
    I changed my avatar after some complaints from fearful members about my using a photo of Emmitt Kelly Jr., the world famous hobo clown "Weary Willie". I don't know why so many people are afraid of slapstick comedians in make-up. In light of the distress, I chose another compassionate, always tolerant and understanding father, Archie Bunker. LOL

    Although it occurs to me that as many did not know of Emmitt Kelly Jr. and see the irony of the sad clown, many will also not see the true humor in using Archie Bunker.
  8. marshallsea
    11-02-2012 10:06 AM - permalink
    Thank you.
  9. AbbeysDad
    10-31-2012 11:57 AM - permalink

    To plant rooted plants you really need a pair of forceps which are really over sized tweezers. This can also be done with a fork like device sold for that purpose. Also a thumb and forefinger (and a wet arm) can do the job.

    Muck in the substrate can be a double edged sword. Some is good, but too much can also be bad. Now gravel can be a larger problem than sand because lots of stuff gets down under and a nitrate factory springs up. This is why I switched to [pool filter] sand. The muck sits on top and slowly decomposes and/or I can easily siphon off during the weekly water change.
    Again, it's all about balance. I think if/when we have a high tank nitrate challenge, we need a multi-prong approach. Less feeding to reduce waste, better filter/tank maintenance, adding plants or adding more plants - I'm using Seachem Purigen to adsorb dissolved organics.
    And of course the obvious...stepping up the frequency and/or the volume of weekly water changes (with good water!).
  10. marshallsea
    10-31-2012 10:13 AM - permalink
    I hope you don't mind me messaging you. I only want your answer as you fight nitrates and water issues more than anyone else. I've read that with plants you shouldn't try to vacuum all of the muck from the gravel because it can be food for the plants. None of my plants are planted in the substrate because I have 10 thumbs and can't get them properly planted so I tie them to rocks and drop them in. Planted this way can they still take advantage of the muck?

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    Central New York
    Tropical Fish, Boating, Fishing, Gardening, Cooking
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