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  1. quatermass

    Which soil to use?

    Exactly Ed my thoughts too. Soil that is 100% sterilised is in effect dead and you can't grown anything in dead soil. Plants need bacteria and fungi in soil to break down minerals into a form they can consume. Though I suspect they probably do irradiate the Loam, by the time it's transported...
  2. quatermass

    Which soil to use?

    Re: Re: Not the end of the world if you use this. You can easily make it unsterilised of course. :-) Collect outside rain water that's been left outside a few days and pour it over it? Pour a bottle of Waste eating bacteria and one like Safestart, One and Only, etc. Rub your hand through...
  3. quatermass

    Welcome to The White Room.

    Yuch. You've altered the gamma level. I prefer my version. Yours is way too dark. :D
  4. quatermass

    Welcome to The White Room.

    Here is a picture from my 250L tank. The frog is a male Dwarf African Frog - Hymenochirus boettgeri, about 2" long. The guys was singing away quite obvious to me trying to take a photo. So I was able to take quite a few on Macro mode. The duckweed gives just the right hint of the sense of...
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    Anyone tried Easy-Life EasyCarbo?

    Just can't find that edit button though.... :wink: The Aquarium Wiki Encyclopaedia been around for almost 18 months now and myself and several other Aquarist have been adding content daily. We now have a forum as of last week. We notice that most Aquarium sites lack certain areas, like...
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    Anyone tried Easy-Life EasyCarbo?

    I believe the Glutaraldehyde seeps through the leaves directly into the plant and thus is not as effective as CO2. But better than none. If you visit http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/Excel you find some excellent links to discussions on Excel and how it works.
  7. quatermass

    Anyone tried Easy-Life EasyCarbo?

    Interesting. I don't own a bottle of EasyCarbo. But I quoted from their web site. Ah..I see what I've done. I've quoted from their wrong product. :oops: Sorry about that. Just shoot me now as I'm a stupid Ass! :twisted: Ok copy and pasted from the right page this time: aquarium with...
  8. quatermass

    Anyone tried Easy-Life EasyCarbo?

    Who is this 'Quartermaster'? :lol:
  9. quatermass

    Anyone tried Easy-Life EasyCarbo?

    Why is EasyCarbo considered more cost effective? How is that 'ultra cheap'? 500ml bottles aquaristik and AquaEssentials 12Euros is £9.40 and Aqua Essentials sells it for £9.99. Dutch VAT is 19%...UK VAT is 17.5% P+P from Netherlands is 4.4Euro (£3.50), AquaE to UK is free Also when you...
  10. quatermass

    Welcome to The White Room.

    Well yes, I did realise that, but why should I have to change my style because some person thinks to post in silly colours? The administrators know what styles are installed and should just be posting using standard colours? The poster can easily edit their posting and put it right. :P
  11. quatermass

    The Aquarium Wiki Encyclopaedia

    Have you yet heard about my site? It's a free aquarium web site with a major difference. It allows anyone (without any web design knowledge) to edit the site and to write up about any aquarium subject that interests you. So if you just want to know what is KH (click) (we've a comprehensive...
  12. quatermass

    Picasa Pictures

    Rather than post a load of images again, here is my public collection on Picasa Google. GoldFish MyTanks MyShrimp MyFish MyFrogs MySnails MyTriops There, that should keep you busy... :lol:
  13. quatermass

    Welcome to The White Room.

    White text on a pale blue background? Impossible to read! Can you change it?
  14. quatermass

    Which soil to use?

    John Innes number 3 is what Diana Walstad recommends. Well it's what I use and can't say I have any trouble. I once tried Pond soil sold at a local Williamson Garden branch. But it took a long time to settle down and after re-reading the bag label discovered it had been sterilised!
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