Re: NANFA-L-- plants and soil

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- plants and soil
From: Todd Crail (farmertodd at
Date: Mon Oct 04 2004 - 21:22:06 CDT

I appologize in advance for beating this horse completely dead.... However,
I find myself breaking into uncontrollable snicker when I view this picture,
and it did come from a native fish tank. There could be people who aren't
sure what "tannins" are, and I felt this illustrates the point quite well...
With those rationalizations and that said...

----- Original Message -----
From: "njz" <njz at>
> I think we got to this point because I was suggesting that your yellow
> color
> was exacerbated by the 55K's because of the yellow orange spike. Maybe I
> didn't explain myself well enough or maybe we just disagree, whichever is
> fine. Let's get on to fun stuff again ;)

Exacerbate? Even if you put a completely blue light like a 20k lamp over
it, it wouldn't change anything.

Well, 'cepting it might look green then ;)

No, it's not cider, apple juice or morning nitrogenous waste. No, it's not
been enhanced in Photoshop. Perhaps now you understand why spectrum of
light was the smallest portion of this issue? :)

When I get time this week or next, I'm going to set up a 10 gallon with the
good ol' mud and see what happens. I'm still quite sure it's the wood
piece, but I'd like to be sure. Believe it or not, this is pretty toned
down compared to the last water change 3 weeks ago. I think the first wave
was going to be the worst (it was like orange looking almost), and it'll
subside over time. If not... Oh well. Worst case scenario is I do a 50%
water change before someone comes over and then it looks crystal (like it
does right now :).

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

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