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Old 02-18-2008, 12:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I just checked for duckweed and there is none.
How did you manage to eliminate the duckweed
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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just an FYI to all who are looking for pool filter sand, there is a store in Columbus, just south on sawmill road from Aquarium Adventure that sells the stuff year round. I beleive its in 25# bags something like that for under $10 a bag. I forget what exactly the store is called but its in front of the Home Depot across from the Discount Tire Store, on sawmill road. I think its Pools plus or something like that.
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must have been nuclear warfare
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probably, since he still has MTS.

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I was hoping that Shelly had some, but she eradicated hers too.

The last time I got duckweed in my hitech 75 was when I bought a new plant from the last auction. I didn't notice it at first, then I noticed it accumulating where the vals hit the top of the water. First I made sure no plants were floating (riccia) or touching the water's surface. Then I removed as much as I could with a net. I checked up on it each day for a week. If I saw a piece floating around, I would remove it. In a week or less, it was all gone. Pretty simple, but tedious & nuclear-free.
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Hi Guys. Its been a busy week for me but I AM coming to the meeting. Yeah!

I never actually found 'pool filter media", due to the season I guess. I thought of sand blasting early on, but same problem, sandblasting has modernized, all kinds of, soda, glass bead, crushed glass..... couldn't find 2-3 mm 'sand'. That's what I saw on the web. Wondering if OSHA had something to do with this. Glass beads might be nice, but not really what I want. Dad's an ol' sandblasting, welding, car crazed gearhead. We were talking about the move away from sand a few years ago. I didn't actually ask him because a local Yahoo search didn't turn up any supply places. Good suggestion, though. My last idea was a gravel place, but didn't want to walk in with my bucket and I'm still trying to keep everything simple. So...

I settled for Walmart brown gravel in the small bags. Most of it's the right size, some bigger like regular aquarium gravel. I'm gonna live with it. As Pat pointed out, this really isn't the season to be starting a new tank. But that won't stop me. No topsoil right now either, but D Walstad on the El Natural forum said that reusing mine, with the Eco Complete stirred in shouldn't be a problem. I know it's still releasing plenty of nutrients, because I've got a little bit of hair algae.

I would love some MTS, if you can bring them. And any floaters (yes, even duckweed) if someone has some to sell at the meeting. Any plants really. (but easier is better for my low-tech) I do need more plants. I'd would rather get them from hobbyists.
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Hi Guys. Its been a busy week for me but I AM coming to the meeting. Yeah!
It will be good to meet you Maria.

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As Pat pointed out, this really isn't the season to be starting a new tank. But that won't stop me. Any plants really. (but easier is better for my low-tech) I do need more plants. I'd would rather get them from hobbyists.
But this is actually the best time of year to start up a new tank...what else is there to do with the snow and cold weather. However, it is not the best time of year to be checking out Pool Supply Stores for silica sand

I'm sure there will be plenty of plants available at the meeting.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:28 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I'll bring the duckweed and some riccia(it looks better and easier to remove, I must have tossed all the rrf. Free of charge.
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