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Forum: Plants   05-06-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By CherylRogers
Subwassertang, you can wad into a corner and it...

Subwassertang, you can wad into a corner and it will stay there if your water current isn't too strong. Riccia floats, so you have to tie it with fishing line or a hairnet, as someone else posted....
Forum: Aquascaping   09-12-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By CherylRogers
Only two more weeks to go before the AGA...

Only two more weeks to go before the AGA Aquascaping Contest closes September 25!

In Larry Lampert's memory, ZooMed (http://www.zoomed.com) is sponsoring a "Most Innovative" award.

No entry...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-16-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By CherylRogers
The 12th annual AGA International Aquascaping...

The 12th annual AGA International Aquascaping Contest is off to a great start!

We already have a number of early entries for the 2011 contest and hope to have a record turnout! The contest closes...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By CherylRogers
It's a good idea to enter, even if it's just for...

It's a good idea to enter, even if it's just for the feedback from the judges.

Cheryl
Forum: Aquascaping   06-25-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By CherylRogers
2011 AGA International Aquascaping Contest

The 2011 AGA International Aquascaping Contest (http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org) is open for entries!

All that is required are 1 - 5 photos of your aquarium, a simple entry form, and a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-30-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,674
Posted By CherylRogers
Well, the envelope should always say "expires in...

Well, the envelope should always say "expires in 2 issues" or something. People asked for that feature some years ago. It should only say "renew now!" on your next-to-last and last issue. Which, if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-26-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By CherylRogers
The books that got many of us into the hobby were...

The books that got many of us into the hobby were his Nature Aquarium books. Mine are quite worn and some of the pages are stuck together, either with aquarium water or drool I'm not sure which! :-)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-16-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By CherylRogers
I think the guy at the LFS is trying to make it...

I think the guy at the LFS is trying to make it your fault so that he does not have to replace the sick fish that he sold you.

If it were true that 50% water changes are bad for fish, thousands...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-16-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By CherylRogers
To move a large sword or crypt, I take a sharp...

To move a large sword or crypt, I take a sharp kitchen knife and cut a circle through the substrate about 3 inches from the base of the plant. Pull up. There is still some clouding but if you pull...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-30-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By CherylRogers
Holes in leaves is indicative of a potassium...

Holes in leaves is indicative of a potassium deficiency. You can get potassium gluconate tablets at the grocery store. Crush first, then dump about three of them into your tank. If it clears up in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-29-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By CherylRogers
The water changes are designed to prevent excess...

The water changes are designed to prevent excess of any given nutrient. Once you know how much fertilizer your tank uses weekly, for example, then you will have a better handle on things and can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-23-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By CherylRogers
I like using Excel on my smaller tanks,...

I like using Excel on my smaller tanks, regardless of light levels. I buy the largest jug from bigals and place squirt bottles near each tank for daily dosing.

The sort of plants you choose will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-19-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,674
Posted By CherylRogers
AGA is the Aquatic Gardeners Association...

AGA is the Aquatic Gardeners Association www.aquatic-gardeners.org.
We have a contest.

ADG is Aquarium Design Group, the Senske's business at www.aquariumdesigngroup.com. They sell ADA products...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-19-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,674
Posted By CherylRogers
TAG. There are plenty of great articles in TAG...

TAG. There are plenty of great articles in TAG that have nothing to do with Amano or aquascaping.

Cheryl
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-04-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By CherylRogers
While the UV sterilizer will kill the green...

While the UV sterilizer will kill the green algae, it doesn't remove it, and your regular filter may not be able to do the job either. If you can borrow/rent a diatom filter, the clearing process...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-20-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By CherylRogers
If you use 100% cotton thread, the thread will...

If you use 100% cotton thread, the thread will eventually rot and you don't have to take it out later.

One time in a fit of pique I used a staple gun. That worked very well. The staples rusted,...
Forum: Aquascaping   11-20-2005, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 48,949
Posted By CherylRogers
I hate to be an old meanie, but you must be a...

I hate to be an old meanie, but you must be a member of the AGA to purchase a convention DVD. This is a deal we made with Amano to get him to agree to be taped. We are not allowed to sell outside our...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-06-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By CherylRogers
Since you have eliminated light, CO2, N, and P,...

Since you have eliminated light, CO2, N, and P, then try upping the K.

Also, I notice you are not supplementing Iron separately. I use Flourish also, but I have to add more iron.

Cheryl
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-20-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By CherylRogers
I'm not familiar with the different brands of...

I'm not familiar with the different brands of lights. How many watts is that over your 90-gallon?

My best advice is don't skimp on the plants. Plant heavily from the beginning and you'll have...
Forum: Plants   08-13-2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By CherylRogers
Java fern and Bolbitis attach to driftwood. How...

Java fern and Bolbitis attach to driftwood. How fast they grow depends on how well you treat them! With plenty of light, ferts and CO2 they will grow pretty fast. They also like water movement. You...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2005, 02:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,674
Posted By CherylRogers
Sorry for the late response, Phil. I have been...

Sorry for the late response, Phil. I have been neck-deep in TAG 18-3 and have given my silly self a head cold by choking on dirty aquarium water, trying to start a siphon on a hose that had week-old...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-28-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By CherylRogers
You could try shoving a couple of potassium...

You could try shoving a couple of potassium tablets into the gravel near the A. reineckii.

Cheryl Rogers
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-25-2005, 03:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,674
Posted By CherylRogers
Yes, but how would this be different than the...

Yes, but how would this be different than the links page we already have?

http://www.aquatic-gardeners.org/links.html

Cheryl
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-22-2005, 01:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,674
Posted By CherylRogers
Okay. You make some good points and ask some...

Okay. You make some good points and ask some pointed questions. However, I still disagree. We ARE dedicated to the average hobbyist. Tom's article was probably among the highest-tech articles we have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-22-2005, 03:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,674
Posted By CherylRogers
Whoa. Not to make this thread degenerate here,...

Whoa. Not to make this thread degenerate here, but I think you should go ahead and buy a couple of back issues. If you think you can get the same specificity, quality of information, photos, and...
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