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Doping..!

Sooo, i'm /sure/ the idea has come across a few of your minds.

Let's just get it out in the open.

Who's entertained the use of, um, foreign growth accelerants?

We all know that kid who, in his school science fair, fed a plant caffeine. Don't tell me i'm the only person who's thought of it.

"In other news, famed aquatic horticulturalists Takashi Amano and Tom Barr were indicted in an international UN-Funded sting operation involving the use of human growth hormone ... film at 11."


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How could human growth hormone be beneficial to plants? There are people selling bottles of water with some plant hormones in them in small concentrations, as "magic water" for planted tanks. But, no steroids yet, as far as I can recall. Furthermore, how would you persuade your plants to do the necessary weight training to make use of the steroids?

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The HGH bit was a stretch, sure.

I bet the 'masters' of the trade have some kind of magical Pixie Dust along these lines, though.

(I predict a flurry of posts from said 'masters' describing its "just good science and levels and testing and dilligence and blah blah blah.." It's a front, they're /up/ to something...)


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Many of the plants we have would do much better if we stopped trying to drown them.
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I'd personally prefer a growth slowing hormone. Trimming is too much like work, sometimes.





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^^^^

I'm down to one fast growing stem plant just because of that. This is a hobby and not a full time job. lol
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Is that why Barr's cardinal tetras are 8" long? I always wondered about him...


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The "magic dust" is common sense and perhaps patience.

There are no tricks.

You can add Super Thrive and see if it does anything to your weeds.........
Cost 2$ for a little bottle etc.

I think focusing more on good light ranges/spread, good filters, current and CO2 goes much farther along.




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would superthrive be benefial in a planted tank? and not harm it or the fish? hwo can you get it for $2?? it costs me 8!


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my last bottle of superthrive was 4 dollars at home depot, not bad :P

Also, I've used gibberellic acid on other plants I've grown (not aquatic), and also some other plant growth hormones. Sure they work, just look into tissue culturing, and you'll see what I'm talking about
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Many of the plants we have would do much better if we stopped trying to drown them.
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...and yet, we can't seem to help ourselves
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The "magic dust" is common sense and perhaps patience.

There are no tricks.

You can add Super Thrive and see if it does anything to your weeds.........
Cost 2$ for a little bottle etc.

I think focusing more on good light ranges/spread, good filters, current and CO2 goes much farther along.
See post #3.

I am going to get to the bottom of this conspiracy. I think there's a shadowy consortium within the hobby conspiring to keep their 'real' additives from us common people. I predict that organ harvesting is involved. Maybe even /the occult!/

All this stuff about watts per gallon, PAR over distance, fert levels, CO2 levels... it's all just a distraction.


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See post #3.

I am going to get to the bottom of this conspiracy. I think there's a shadowy consortium within the hobby conspiring to keep their 'real' additives from us common people. I predict that organ harvesting is involved. Maybe even /the occult!/

All this stuff about watts per gallon, PAR over distance, fert levels, CO2 levels... it's all just a distraction.
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