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Old 03-22-2004, 02:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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hey Steve!

Thanks i'll add another bulb this weekend so it can go up to 80W. I just went to my aquarium store and i got some new plants i watched the tanks that they where in so i could more less match what i have and i got the ones that were in darker tanks i hope they grow fast, tank looks amazing!

I also visited your home page and looked at UNIDENTIFIED PLANTS section, i know i'm no expert here but the Unidentified Plant #3, and your description of it and the place you found it, i think is a very common plant here that we all use for decoration, it lives both in soil and just in water, the common name for it here is "bad Mother", that is because when it flowers, from the vine that the flowers grow a new plant is born and it grows in the the vine till it falls away from the mother plant and starts growing there. For what i've found so far on them (no scientific name yet), on a gardening book, they are from the family of orchids, but let me found some more and i'll let you know.

thanks and best regards!
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Hi Art!!

Thanks for the tip, yes i'm in D.F. and i called earlier today and they use chlorine to treat water specially in spring. So i treat the water of my tank with Neutra-Stress that gets rid of chlorine and cloramine and also some heavy metals (¿?) as it says in the label.

And let me tell you this, i just learned that all aquatic plants sold here in aquarium stores are imported!!! I didn't knew that! So if anyone of you what to do a good business just put an aquatic green house here in the city!
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Hi again, am i an acuatic pest yet???

I just went through the whole site and... WOW!!

I was wondering which plant are in the February 2004 Tank of the Month, the ones that are at the bottom?? they are awsome
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Falstaf,

Your pic didn't make to the post.

As for the plants in the February Tank of the month, go to the Tank of the Month Forum and ask ekim.
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Yo necisita praticar mi espanol, entonces, bienvinidos!
Check out,
http://www.brainyday.com/jared/aquarium/info.htm
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Also check out,
http://www.iespell.com/
very easy utility to spellcheck things fast on your post. I need to find this in spanish.
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Quote:
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Also check out,
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very easy utility to spellcheck things fast on your post. I need to find this in spanish.
I wish I could find one of these for mozilla.

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Old 03-23-2004, 09:37 AM   #18 (permalink)
 
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Gracias IUnknown!

Hasta ahora así luce la pecera

So far this is how the fish tank looks, i know i need to acuascape, but for now i'm just focusing in plant growth and food.
(i cant post another photo, let me try a link)

http://www.snapfish.com/viewsharedph...245/l=25089259

I also have a question, i read that in order to have moss or algae covered rocks it was a good idea to put the rocks in a glass container submerged in water and leave it in direct sunlight. Is this a good idea introducing algae to the tank?
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I would definately not try to introduce any algae into the tank.
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You usually don't want to introduce algae covered rocks into the tank. However, you can buy java moss (musgo de Java) and tie that to rocks with fishing line (hilo de pescar). That is very different.

Looking at your tank, the gravel sure does seem very large! It almost looks like dolomite... hopefully, it isn't.

How big is your gravel? Que tamano tiene las piedritas blancas del fondo?

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