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)
also February 2001, after a redesign of the tank.
wow- that looks so cool man. Looking forward to your update
Nice I am trying got stick to one hobby
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.
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
I prefer horizontal on bottom where I can hide it behind the rocks.
There are only 2 infinite things... the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not too sure about the universe.
Well, you still have the electrical cord coming up. lol I guess that's not as bad as the heater, but the heater I have is kinda camo anyway....
I bred fish for years and let me tell you live plants is key to truely happy fish. It makes for a perfect ecosystem and I've seen over crowded tanks without filters and just live plants do well for years.
I use to breed Betas, Guppies, Mollies, Loaches, Discus, Angels, Cichlids and so many more. I was a member of a few local fish societies for awhile also. That's where I got tons of my fish knowledge.
I had a basement completely setup and packed. When I moved everything had to go. I had a kid so my time for the fish dwindled.
Either way just wanted to say good luck and I hope it turns out excellent. Keep us posted!
Well enough of my ranting lol sorry all