Re: NANFA-- That whole sandbed thing.

james graham (
Wed, 5 Feb 2003 14:58:58 -0500

This was back when you added water when the fish drank what they had and the
water was better conditioned the longer it was in the aquarium?

Jim Graham
Hastings, MI
----- Original Message -----
From: "Todd Crail" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- That whole sandbed thing.

> Yeah. There's no substitute for water change. But it's a nice idea that
> wouldn't have to happen weekly, as it was going in the past :)
> I'd really like to get a Lamotte or Hach test kit, but since I had to
> the "The fish don't need to suffer because we're poor right now" Ace to
> the Tetra kit... You know... ;)
> I was talking with a fella the other night who'd said Innes was a huge
> proponent of deeper sandbeds for planted aquaria back in the 50's. It
> be interesting to hit some of the books from that period and see what they
> were thinking and what they found... And why this approach disappeared
> the decades. Time to go to the downtown library! :)
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