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Old 10-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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By the way, the root tab I have used in the past are:

1. Seachem's root tab - quite effective but it's not cheap in my personal opinion
2. Osmocote Plus (DIY root tab) - I am not sure how effective is it because I have Kribs destroying plants at the same time in this tank.

I've just noticed you used the word "we" and this is a school project. So you're a group of students. I thought you're a hot rod driver or something like that...haha

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #22 (permalink)
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By the way, the root tab I have used in the past are:

1. Seachem's root tab - quite effective but it's not cheap in my personal opinion
2. Osmocote Plus (DIY root tab) - I am not sure how effective is it because I have Kribs destroying plants at the same time in this tank.

I've just noticed you used the word "we" and this is a school project. So you're a group of students. I thought you're a hot rod driver or something like that...haha
thanks for the root tab suggestions.
I am a home schooling mom I teach my two girls 5 days a week. I do Build Hot rods a 53 custom cab Chevy is in the works at the moment my girls are also involved with the build. they are not only learning the core subjects but they are learning various trades too they will be well rounded.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Interesting - homeschooling and building a hot rod. I am not aware of any homeschooling in my country (Could be illegal here. The government is a bit backward/outdated + their education system is getting worse). You should share the photo of your hot rod when it's ready - no woman would build any car in my country. Hardly any women are interested in fish keeping too here....out of 100 people in the hobby...maybe you can get less than 10 female fish keepers.

I admire the abilities of American women.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Interesting - homeschooling and building a hot rod. I am not aware of any homeschooling in my country (Could be illegal here. The government is a bit backward/outdated + their education system is getting worse). You should share the photo of your hot rod when it's ready - no woman would build any car in my country. Hardly any women are interested in fish keeping too here....out of 100 people in the hobby...maybe you can get less than 10 female fish keepers.

I admire the abilities of American women.
I am very thank full for our freedoms hear. Many of our founding presidents were home schooled. I am working hard to provide my girls with the best education I can give them. I want them to feel they have the ability to do anything they desire. That's how we got started with the aquarium project they expressed a desire to try it out and I thought why not it will be a great learning experience and it will look good too. I have been around classic cars all my life its a wonderful hobby. It teaches my girls skills that they will need in life to take care of them selves and there families.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:27 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Hope you and your kids will learn something new in this hobby. Many of my friends pick up this hobby because of their kids. Usually the kids got fed up after a few months and the parents have to take over the hobby ...then the hobby becomes addictive to the parents...hahaha
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Hope you and your kids will learn something new in this hobby. Many of my friends pick up this hobby because of their kids. Usually the kids got fed up after a few months and the parents have to take over the hobby ...then the hobby becomes addictive to the parents...hahaha
We have already learned a lot and I hope the girls stick with it after this school year is over. they are having fun with it and are enjoying designing there tank.i hope we have alot of success with it
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Don't forget to share your tank's photo one of these days. Maybe in a different thread.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Yeah, should be Egeria najas - the Egeria I have never seen in real life. It looks different from Egeria densa although similar - my goodness, this sentence sounds like the Indo-China English, "Same Same But Different" hahaha...

Yes, maybe hotrodprincess can be the person to document down the outcome of keeping Purple Waffle under the water. Information like the following would be interesting:

1. how long it could last under the water?
2. Will it rot?
3. Amount of lighting?
4. CO2 or without?
5. Type of substrate
etc

I have bought 2 types of non-aquatic plants in the past when I was new to planted tank. One of them was mondo grass. It didn't rot for several weeks but I removed it upon realising that it's non-aquatic. So, I didn't get to see the result of keeping it under the water for a long time. I gave it to my mother-in-law but I think she put it into the bin. The other plant I cannot recall the name but it rot after several weeks - this one was a nightmare, the rotting plants attracted algae at the same time. I had to tear down the tank to clean up the mess.
Well the Egeria najas died already it basically melted and made a mess all over the tank. So i spent the last 30 min sucking all the bits off my black sand. The purple waffle how ever still seems ok. and so does the dwarf hair grass. I have now planted the dwarf hair grass in the substrate yet tho. Its still in its little pot how long can it stay in the pot.?
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Egeria najas melted? Sounds like you don't have sufficient light. Egeria najas does not die so easily. It's not a demanding plant. You're supposed to be able to keep it alive just by leaving it floating in the water. It's very simple.

Sorry, I have never left any hair grass without substrate for more than 30 minutes upon entering my tanks. So, I can't help answering your question Try not to leave it without substrate beyond 1 week - that's my personal belief that some plants may die off (excluding hornwort, Egeria densa, Egeria najas and other plants that float)
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:52 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I was a little surprised it died where the other plants are still doing fine. even the purple waffle is still alive. The tank has more light than the tank the plant originally came from. So i don't know. The tank also sits in a window so its getting added light from that. I guess we will see.
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