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  • in reply to: Belo Monte Dam Project Blocked #341425

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    No worries, if your Spanish/Portugese is better than mine (which is almost non-existant) you might have some luck on the federal website mentioned in that article, my googling didn’t come up with anything but I suspect that’s due to a lack of linguistic ability on my part.

    “Construction should be frozen until all the environmental criteria are met, according to a statement on the website of Justicia Federal for the state of Para. Twenty-nine conditions weren’t met and four others were only partially completed, the statement said.”

    in reply to: Belo Monte Dam Project Blocked #341414

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    There’s another article about it here with contact details for the reporter if that’s any interest? Click here

    in reply to: Help With Mystery Plant Id #341394

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    Have just checked the JBL stuff, definitely no added N/P so will give that a go and see what happens – thanks

    in reply to: How Best To Revive Amazon Swords? #341393

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    Hi Dave – thanks for that /rolleyes.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:rolleyes:” border=”0″ alt=”rolleyes.gif” /> I’ve got some root tabs somewhere, will dig them out.

    Cheers

    in reply to: Black Hair Algae #341360

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    With the caveat that algae really isn’t something I’m that expert on and thus I hesitate to post but what the heck … is it more sort of short, stubby, fluffy black algae or do you mean it’s a black version of green hair algae that grows quite long and wafts about winding itself round things? If it’s the short, stubby, fluffy version it sounds the same as the stuff I get which grows all over my bogwood, not so much the plants but it covers the wood and a few other surfacess. I have quite high phosphates in my tapwater which seems to contribute – have you checked your phosphate reading in tap water and tank water? My Malaysian trumpet snails eat mine, not so much off the plants but they do a good job on the wood and other surfaces.

    HTH

    in reply to: Help With Mystery Plant Id #341349

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    Thanks for that, will get googling and make myself a shopping list /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    QUOTE (Jarcave @ Feb 24 2011, 04:43 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    As for fertilisers, I’d probably add a few root tabs underneath the larger plants and possibly a liquid fertiliser without added Nitrogen and Phosphorus as I’m sure the goldies will produce enough of that (added to the food they won’t eat being messy sods) and you’ll run the risk of algae if there is two much of these two. Sounds easy in theory…. lol

    There is no such thing as food a goldie won’t eat! They eat everything and then trawl the tank looking for any last spec of anything, then start on the plants …

    in reply to: Help With Mystery Plant Id #341334

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    Wow – loads of things to have a google on! The aponogeton certainly sounds worth a try. Temps are 22-24, I have a heater to stop it going lower than 22. PH is about 7.6/7.8 if that makes a difference and water is hard. I don’t have a planting medium nowadays and the gravel is about 1-2 inches deep. I find they just dig too much to have anything under the gravel, the biggest can easily get through an inch in one go! I do have some fertiliser, JBL ferropol and another JBL one you dose daily, can’t remember the name of it now. Haven’t used them yet as had a few health issues with the fish recently and didn’t want to go adding stuff to the water until they got sorted. They are improving now though so maybe will look at ferts again. I have UV sterilisers too, don’t know if that affects plants, can’t imagine it would? I would say the lighting is mediocre – it’s two fluorescent tubes, Hagen ones – sun-glo and flora-glo. Any more than that and the water gets too warm for the goldies.

    Have got some java fern on bogwood already – one is the ‘normal’ one and one has frilly leaves, is that the windelov you’re talking about Jared? They grow fine but the fish do pull them off, although having tied them back on with fishing line they’re finding it tougher to rip them off again! Could have some more, have got some large bits of bogwood that are just sitting about as decoration, they could have something tied to them.

    I’ve got a 70 litre tank I was going to use as a ‘plant nursery’, it’s a Tropiquarium 68, plug and play thing. The lighting is ok so should be ok for growing thiings on. Will have to get myself into gear and set it up. One of the tanks has smaller fish, the plants in there do get less of a battering and I swap plants between them so they get a chance to recover a bit.

    I had a crinium, you might be able to make it out in the back of the top pic. The bottom of the bulb rotted and it was really very unpleasant and smelly! Not sure why it went like that though, the leaves did well. Probably worth another try /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” /> And now I have plenty of room for some bigger plants so hopefully will be able to find something large and robust

    in reply to: Help With Mystery Plant Id #341314

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    Thanks for the replies /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” /> Will report back …

    Cheers, P

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