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by krisw
Fri May 20, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Wassup?
Topic: May meeting
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: May meeting

FYI, some Pittsburghers mentioned that they will be attending, and bringing some more of their awesome sand.
by krisw
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Aquarium Plants
Topic: Native Plants
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Native Plants

Gratiola viscidula is threatened in our area, but native to Maryland/Virginia. There are places in Maryland you can collect Proserpinaca if you want to try the local version. It's a beautiful aquarium plant.
by krisw
Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Planted tank chemistry
Topic: Really?
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: Really?

Josh - lead the way with your MiracleGrow experiment. I bet it'll do wonderful things for growing algae! ;-)
by krisw
Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Planted tank chemistry
Topic: Really?
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: Really?

Viktor is right -- the best is to have substrate that will keep the ferts (regardless of miracle grow or others) in the substrate. So, large gravel with lots of water flow through the substrate would not be ideal, but Flourite Black, Sand, Aquasoil, etc. should be fine.
by krisw
Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Electrical Conduit Light Hangers
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Electrical Conduit Light Hangers

Looks really nice, Will! Thanks for sharing!
by krisw
Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Planted tank chemistry
Topic: Mixing Ferts
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: Mixing Ferts

Definitely don't mix your phosphate into your iron or traces. In general, you can get down to two solutions, one for macros and one for micros. In terms of removing tediousness, I found using measured pump bottles very helpful. They typically deliver 1-2ml of solution per pump depending on the bottl...
by krisw
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Aquarium Plants
Topic: Do you need powder type for a good carpet
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Do you need powder type for a good carpet

I've never used powder for carpets. Maybe the smallest Eleocharis might like it, but otherwise just use the regular stuff. If you really need fine grain, you can mix in inert sand.
by krisw
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Blackworm Blobs
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Blackworm Blobs

Something most of us have already seen, but surprising to see a Blackworm article in the NY Times daily news feed:

Behold, the Worm Blob and Its Computerized Twin
https://nyti.ms/3b5L6TS
by krisw
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Wassup?
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Re: Hello!

Hey Jeff! Was just thinking about you guys recently! Very glad to hear that you're setting things up again. Are you still in the D.C. area?
by krisw
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Announcements, comments & suggestions
Topic: Facebook?
Replies: 1
Views: 2635

Re: Facebook?

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