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Old 10-31-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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El Natural?


Would someone please explain to me the meaning of "El Natural". I've seen it thrown around quite a bit, and it makes about as much sense to me as "The La Brea Tar pits" does or on the Taco bell commercials "Grilled carne asada steak"....

Note: Anyone who speaks Spanish will understand why this causes confusion.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:30 PM   #2
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How about "salsa sauce"

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Old 10-31-2006, 03:37 PM   #3
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How about "salsa sauce"

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Yes, along those same lines.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:51 PM   #4
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OK, I can give you the basics.
It's a "lo-tech" methodology by Diana Walstad.
Do a google search on her, and you can read all about it.
IMO the biggest difference is It's a soil substrate capped with gravel to provide Carbon.
She has a book out called: "Ecology of the Planted Aquarium"
IMO It's a very good read, but can have parts that are a bit too techy for some.
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:17 PM   #5
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I like to chill out el natural when my wife isn't home to make me be non-neanderthal...wait, did you mean regarding planted aquaria . Sorry for the visual!
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:48 PM   #6
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I guess I still fail to see how "El Natural" has any significance other than a catch phrase used to sell books. El Natural doesn't "mean" anything. It translates to be: The Natural

The Natural what?

It would have been better titled "El Naturalista", meaning The naturalist.

I just have a pet peeve about names, phrases, titles that have no basis or rational coherence for their intended purpose.

For those wondering, Grilled carne asada steak can be translated to - Grilled meat grilled steak, or a real translation of Grilled steak steak. Just like The La Brea Tar pits means The The Tar Tar pits.

And Anthony, I think you mean "Au Natural" which is French for "like natural".
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:55 PM   #7
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oh man you're one of THOSE people
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Old 10-31-2006, 07:45 PM   #8
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oh man you're one of THOSE people

Yup, I am
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