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hello!
i don't like to talk too much (i don't know
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here they are:









sorry about the pitcures...... sorry about my photos, I don't have a decent camera
André Daniel Nóbrega!

hello from Portugal

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hello!
i don't like to talk too much (i don't know
), but i have some pictures!
.
here they are:









sorry about the pitcures...... sorry about my photos, I don't have a decent camera
André Daniel Nóbrega!

hello from Portugal

[This message was edited by taslixado on Thu July 17 2003 at 11:15 AM.]

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Hey nice pics, I remember seeing the 'rica weights' before and its a good idea. I think they sugested that you use Stainless steal wire (may be availible at your local hardware store, if not check Granger.com) Its expensive (less for the lower grades) but its the only metal that doesnt react with water.

God made all living things, Keeping them that way is another story.

*Titanium* wire would be to cost prohibitive and I ment stainless steal.

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What kind of metal are you using?

I've been using coat-hangers as my riccia weights after seeing the original post on the concept (I had trouble getting stainless steel rods). The coathangers work great, although they rust in some areas...no adverse affects from the rust, however.
 

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THe weights were originally published by Wolfgang and Birgit. They had a heck of an idea and its good to se its hasn't been lost in the archives.

With wire the key is to avoid lead and copper. Either will kill everything in your tank. The best wire is stainless. Hands down. It is netral in almost all environment and only contains iron and carbon. Rust from other wires won't hurt the tank, but the main fear is the additives or different metals in the alloy. I have seen fish kills in 55g aquariums from just a couple of pennies.

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