RE: NANFA-L-- central mudminnow gravel consumption (Todd)

Crail, Todd (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Fri, 16 Dec 2005 21:21:32 -0500

I took a look-in-the Hikari today-in-the LFS. Looks like everything sinks. Oh
well, I guess I'll keep using the hornwort.

Hornwort does well in really low light if you float it-in-the top. I would
also have a fixed spectrum bulb rather than the purple ones that come with the
hoods. I like the GE ones they have-in-the Home Creepo and they're about 1/2
to 1/3 as much as-in-the chain LFS (although if you have a good local shop,
please seriously consider supporting them with in reason!). I prefer the
light color in the bathroom and kitchen bulbs to the plant and aquarium bulbs.

I was able to get it to really grow and to not drop lower leaves planted with
two 18 watt bulbs on a 20 high and with two 20 watt bulbs in a 40 high.
Shorter tanks will allow for less coverage.

You should see what it does under halide. It's sick :)

The Icy Muddy Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.


From: on behalf of Mike Austin
Sent: Fri 12/16/2005 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- central mudminnow gravel consumption (Todd)


I have to break up the sinking carnivore pellets...but yes the blackstripes
relish them....also, do you think hornwort would do Okay with standard low
watt aquarium lighting....some sources say yes very tolerant...I am now in the
market for a real plant..I have reviewed tons of info....just wondered if you
had another view
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