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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-19-2004, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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I've read few quotes from "Tom Barr" (I might misspell). I'll be happy to get some actual reference to his articles.
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Estimative index...doesn't require subscription.

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What do you think about the Barr site charging a subscription. Do you think its worth it?
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What do you think about the Barr site charging a subscription. Do you think its worth it?
I have signed up and I think itís a great value. Will see after a year but I have got a lot of info from Toms posting and I know it will die down after the first of the year. I have no problem supporting him because I know I will get back in return.
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Hi!
Are there any non commercial site and articles by Tom Barr?
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Are there any non commercial site and articles by Tom Barr?
If that's not enough, you can search the APD archives http://fins.actwin.com/aquatic-plants/

Well, at least my algae is pearling...
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I saw Tom Barr had posted the information about his subscription program on all the other planted aquarium sites, except here.

I wonder why?

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I saw Tom Barr had posted the information about his subscription program on all the other planted aquarium sites, except here.

I wonder why?

Mike
Hi Mike,

Has he ever posted here? I don't recall. I wonder why he doesn't?

Here's my summary of Barr's approach:
1) Keep [email protected] at 20-30ppm at least during the day (off at night is ok) on a high-light tank
2) Fertilize macros on high light tanks every 2-3 days, & dose to keep them at the levels we all know & love
3) Don't fertilize micros and macros on the same day
4) Replace 50% of your tank's volume each week
5) Don't bother testing too often, b/c the test kits are error prone--the water changes prevent too much of any nutrient
6) Keep the CO2 at 20-30ppm

That's about it. Applies to just about everything. I'll add, though, that it's still very important to test to get a reality check. I was using Barr's "estimative index" and decided to test my Nitrates after 2 weeks of this approach to find that I was @ 10ppm right before I was going to add another dose. Fine for the plants, but the shrimp might've been a little upset.

I will say ... getting my (pressurized) CO2 levels in the 20-30ppm range has totally erased my staghorn algae problem in about 1 week. Now I just need to kill that damn string/thread algae!

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I saw Tom Barr had posted the information about his subscription program on all the other planted aquarium sites, except here.

I wonder why?

Mike
Not sure what you mean by "all the other sites", but Tom has been an active member of AB and APC for quite some time. I would expect him to post there, but not here. He's never been a member here, AFAIK.

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Do a search on 'plantbrain', Tom has posted here 8 times.

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In that case, I have to agree with Mike.

BTW, thanks. I didn't get any hits when I simple searched.

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I just wondered why he skipped us?

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