Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SFran Bay Area, CA
value in list and db +...
I can see value in having a "sticky" list in this forum as well as a flag in the plant db (database).
The list provides ready reference for people interested in pico tanks. It would also be vetted (validated) by the weight of datapoints available at creation and per revision schedule) based on a hobbyist community's experience/lore.
The flag, standardized and common, (e,g, "great size for pico-tanks," "size works in nano-tanks," etc.) could allow someone to do an ad hoc querry (search) by keyword (pico, nano, size, etc.). The search terms I've had to use often are "foreground" and "mid" for plants small enough for pico/nano tanks.
The flag could also be used for structured querries.
ASIDE: Structured querries are another matter for the plant db of this Website. I hate to say it here, but I've found APC's to be one of the more helpful on the Web and, I think, ought to be emulated (read that: wholesale copied) here et alia. One improvement I'd like to see is allowing people to build a querry using more than one structured criteria/flags. For example, "low" light & "medium" light, or "low" light & "small" size (ideal size for pico), or "low" light & "easy" to care for/hardy). ...jess my 2¢
Last edited by TommyBoy; 09-28-2006 at 05:58 PM.