Hey Bruno! Welcome to APC... now we need to get you a fishtank. Go shopping at tag sales, find a nice-looking used one and I'll help you set it up. Then you can come prowling around the state for plantey things for it with the rest of our merry band of aquatic plant nuts.
Was worried about whether you got hit badly by the storm, and looked up the area with the tornado on the map, apparently it's clear on the other side of Bpt. from you. Good to hear nothing terrible happened at your place, though
Was trying to send you an email to see if you were okay, but SHU's email server is down (probably for the same reason as everything else).
Aaaand, in general news, my new light is now set up over the guppy tank. Now I just need to cross my fingers and hope the Ludwigia 'Cuba' likes it. Also need to cross fingers and hope I set the digital timer correctly. Shifted the old light from that tank on top of the endlers' tank, and hauled a 96w, 10,000k PC fixture from storage for the 29gal with the plecos & sparkling gouramies (it'll eventually go over the 4gal bow when I set that up, but in the mean time, I figure it'll give the 29 a little boost in lighting... maybe by then I'll have a 30" light to stick over that tank. I stuck a little jar with some emersed stems of Kawag' under the 6" overhang of the light
figured I'd get some mileage out of it.
Dad pointed out today that from the neighbors' houses, it probably looks like we're growing pot in the basement or something, lol. A bunch of bright plant lights on at weird hours of the day, cars driving up and taking off a few hours later, weird girl bringing little baggies of plants in and out all the time.... yeah. Nothing suspicious about that. Oh well. At least we know if they call the cops, they won't find anything illicit. After all, marijuana is useless - it doesn't grow aquatically!