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    scotty knows alot. hey are you going to put one of those catfish in there?
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    some current pictures would be awesome. Then I'll know if I can even take your word for it or I mean... to see what it looks like

    I kinda hate the way the filter looks anyway, so the whole surface agitation thing is only part of it... I currently only use 1 mechanical filter in my HOB also, and just rinse them out every now and again.
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    ottocinclus vittatus
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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    some current pictures would be awesome. Then I'll know if I can even take your word for it or I mean... to see what it looks like
    I will take some tomorrow!
    right now its 10:45 pm, and the light is off..
    actually, it would be fun to do a few "then and now" comparisons!

    what I should do is scrap the geocities page alltogether and move it all over to my real webpages..I plan to do that with my CP page this spring..the CP page also hasnt been updated in many years..

    here are some of the old pics..I took them from the old webpage.
    I will take some new pics tomorrow..



    September 1999..this is right after the tank was first setup:


    October 2000 - you can my Co2 collector! (its an upside-down babyfood jar)


    January 2001


    January 2001


    February 2001


    also February 2001, after a redesign of the tank.


    Scot

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    wow- that looks so cool man. Looking forward to your update
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    Nice I am trying got stick to one hobby
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    and really, that ammonia theory is the same thing as "out competition"..
    because you are saying more good plants keeps the ammonia from spiking, which helps control the algae..

    its the same thing..the only difference is what causes the algae in the first place..nutrients or ammonia..either way more plants = less algae...so the plants are still "out competing" the algae..just in a different way depending which theory you subscribe to..
    the end result is the same..

    The difference really starts to matter after people get algae and they try to get rid of it by strategically starving their tanks. Algae always has food. If the plants aren't turning brown left and right, algae has plenty of food. Even if the plants turn brown, algae has food, because there are now dead plants providing it.

    The out-competing theory is often so hard for people to understand (including me when I believed it) because the above is intuitively true.

    Algae goes away because it goes through its life-cycle and doesn't get retriggered into a new bloom by environmental cues. A settled, balanced tank doesn't provide those cues.

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    Suggestions on heater placement? vertical in corner? vertical by filter intake tube? horizontal on bottom? I pick up the plants and the other stuff listed above tomorrow
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