The Ol' Gasbag
by, 02-15-2010 at 01:26 AM (1147 Views)
The ol’ gasbag, Biollante here, given my lack of success on the forum-posting front I will try messing up blogging.
I am going to write my observations over 50 plus years of fish and plant keeping. I am going to avoid advice. These are my experiences, nothing more.
If it happens that I do something differently from you, you are under no obligation change what you are doing. If what I write makes you angry, please go away, that is okay, I am not trying to make anyone angry, life is really too short.
I believe in observation, I like to set up multiple tanks and try variations on a theme. I like trying to recreate interesting (to me anyway) situations people describe on various forums (fora for purists).
One of the coolest has been the ‘raw’ worm poop substrates, can you say “Mount Vesuvius.” It was too cool (I know ol’ gasbag speak). I was not bright enough to capture the gasses, but they were spectacular (six 10-gallon tanks of various ‘doneness’ and adulterations and a boring fully cooked version).I think any credence the myth of gases from rotting material killing fish, shrimp, snails, worms and so forth are pretty well busted. However, I should note that many of the critters were not real happy either. Note: I think the cycle of these tanks preclude any conclusions regarding the effects of anaerobic conditions in a deep bed or compacted substrate. I have a couple of those going. I will publish my results somewhere along the way.Folks let me know there is no place and no interest in this kind of stuff on the Barr Report Forum, so I will put it here.
Pictures will be forth coming, as I have said before the life of an evil plant monster is a complex one. The folks that own the rights to my images are cooperating and I hope to have my website up and running soon.
More in a bit, if I can figure this confounded thingy out.
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