05-21-2013, 06:25 PM
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I loe the idea of a forum where fishkeepers would not only give their opinion on something, but would have to back it up with cold hard facts. It might not end up a posting hotspot, but I cam definitly see it as a frequent hang out for lurkers.
When it comes to plants and such, we have to consider the fat that we already have a plant forum. However, advanced tecniques in planting need a separate place and advanced stickies for themselves. So, I would like to propose the following. Keep the original plant forum (perhaps renamingit something like Plants and Substrates or Plants: Low Tech or just Planted ) with lots of low tech and for beginners stickies with perhaps a section on the different types of substrate with their strengths and weaknesses and a list list of good beginner plants with their pH and hardness preferances. Then create a second forum entitled Advanced Planted Tanks with stickies on CO2, enriched substrates, rare and expert level plants, fertilizing, and so on. That way, the forum could target both high tech and NPT and group together people with an advanced interest in planted tanks. Many of these areas overlap, so I can see the 2 groups being of great help to each other. :)