05-22-2011, 10:55 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Liberty, TX, USA
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| | Re: San Marcos Trip
The trip was a BLAAAAAAST! There were 6 HAAPS members (2 from out of town) and 12 from DFW. Including some kiddos that came along, we had about 20 people there in our group. Albert I did pick you up some Fissidens. I'll be bringing it to Kevin's on the 28th for our "official" meeting. We didn't do any water testing, but that would have been a great idea. One of the things we were discussing was why the plants perform so well in the first mile or two of the river. I'd LOVE to know pH, KH, and CO2 concentration. It'd also be fun to take a flow meter to see what we'd have to do in our home aquaria to mimic the river flow. Perhaps we can get a test kit together for a future trip next year (or maybe some one has this data already that we can find...TPWD maybe? ).
Anyway, we saw a wonderful variety of plants in great health and some awesome fish (even Texas cichlids breeding). Despite the drought, the river is flowing in full force, maybe a few inches low, but you wouldn't know it.
It was fun to meet new folks from DFW and I look forward to another joint venture in the future.