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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 07:22 PM
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That's definitely part of it.

For clarification: People weren't just rude or disrespectful to her. They were nasty.

I've communicated with her, as have others, and she says she may return at some point. But there's unfortunately a small contingent of a few members who are consistently nasty to other members on the forum. Not exactly the kind of reception one expects to receive when having what should be a friendly discussion.

I'm sure if she receives encouraging private messages, she'll likely see them and feel more welcomed. I'd love to have even a small percentage of the knowledge and experience she has.

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I believe this was the thread. What can we do to bring @Dianna Walstad back?
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That's definitely part of it.



For clarification: People weren't just rude or disrespectful to her. They were nasty.



I've communicated with her, as have others, and she says she may return at some point. But there's unfortunately a small contingent of a few members who are consistently nasty to other members on the forum. Not exactly the kind of reception one expects to receive when having what should be a friendly discussion.



I'm sure if she receives encouraging private messages, she'll likely see them and feel more welcomed. I'd love to have even a small percentage of the knowledge and experience she has.


I hope I’m not overstepping my boundaries by asking this, but has banning those certain people been a consideration? It must get to a breaking point where keeping the peace is important.


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That's definitely part of it.

For clarification: People weren't just rude or disrespectful to her. They were nasty.

I've communicated with her, as have others, and she says she may return at some point. But there's unfortunately a small contingent of a few members who are consistently nasty to other members on the forum. Not exactly the kind of reception one expects to receive when having what should be a friendly discussion.

I'm sure if she receives encouraging private messages, she'll likely see them and feel more welcomed. I'd love to have even a small percentage of the knowledge and experience she has.
I dunno. She posted a lot of blanket statements that were just demonstrably untrue. I would expect that to elicit a strong response. When an experienced member politely challenged a point, she suggested that member wasn't bright enough to understand her book. I would also expect that to elicit a strong response.
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@varanidguy: Some have been banned, yep.

@ursamajor: You're absolutely correct - you don't know because you don't have access to the full thread(s) involved. So, respectfully, you are unable to fully see what occurred in order to develop an informed opinion. There were remarks removed as they appeared that occurred over an extended period of time. Not just in a single thread. Not just publicly.

And a "strong response" is not the same thing as deep, direct, nasty personal insults. Some current and former members were downright disgusting and degrading.

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Now, get back to the topic at hand.
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For example I have capped my dirtied tank with ADA Amazonia: http://imgur.com/a/NY6raYz

Not a walstad tank because I inject CO2 - but you could run this as a low tech walstad tank as well.
Is there other reason for covering “dirt” with “dirt” than price?
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Is there other reason for covering “dirt” with “dirt” than price?
I would theorize that the high CEC of the aqua soil would be great at transferring and holding otherwise loose nutrients from the dirt.

I believe Dennis Wong uses dirt along with aqua soil as well, providing a ridiculous amount of nutrients to his plants and runs extreme levels of PAR.
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For a carpet capping dirt with AS is a great idea. You get the burst of nutrients without the mess from regular soil.
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An organically active layer in a low tech tank should give you CO2 from the organic processes.

The aquasoil is a backed / sterilized product - there is no claim that you can get CO2 from aquasoil that I am aware of.
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as another example about crypts, I have a bunch doing quite well as a floater. It was a trim from another tank but I ended up just not replanting it, and it's doing just fine. I think it's a green wendtii, but all the new leaves come out a very pretty pink since it's sitting about 3 inches directly under the light. A second neat consequence is some java moss that was stuck around the roots has filled out as well into a puffball. The shrimp love it. This tank is basically a walstad/low tech with a strong light. I don't dose anything except feeding the fish and the substrate is small rock gravel. But it's also light on plants at all, just glosso and a few anubias with a single madagascar lace.
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