Looks great Jeff! Your open house is the one I've been looking forward to since I joined the SFBAAPS.
It seems like you were commenting on the hobby in general as being cyclical, and not just your personal experience (cold-warm seasons). Is my interpretation correct? Could you clarify a bit more? How did you arrive at this conclusion? Have you discussed with others about this? This could explain why my level of involvement in the hobby varies from time to time.In hosting them, I renewed and sustained my enthusiasm for a hobby that is notoriously cyclical. On these pages I will attempt to embrace this cyclical aspect of the aquarium hobby.
And here I though it was because all of you spiralis ended up in my 125! :lol:Jeff Kropp said:...My crypts have always shrunk back in winter. This time last year my spriralis was little 4" wisps.
All my difficulties with L. glandulosa were related to how well a plant was rooted. Whenever this plant fails in my tank it always begins in the buried part of the stem or the main stem just below a side shoot with roots. If a tip fails I always find more advanced symptoms lower down that stem. I do have reoccuring curl problems with hygro kompakt but I attribute it to excessive momentum rather than calcium deficiency. Lowering my co2 concentration and/or shortening my light period usually repairs the curl on my H.kompakt.defdac said:Did you do anything about it or is that the way L. glandulosa should look like?