I’ve been keeping aquariums off and on since my early teens in the late 60’s, but I was always intimidated by plants. I just wouldn’t consider it. It always seemed too something … too hard, too expensive, to messy, too time consuming … you know the drill. But when I made the move to the gulf coast I made up my mind to give it a try. So I searched the web for ways to get over the two hurdles that intimidated me the most … difficulty and expense. Expense was handled with bargain hunting and some DIY. So I was left with the difficulty. I started to look around and when I found and article on UKaps.com on EI it looked like it could be an answer. A little more research and I traced EI here to this forum, Tom Barr, this team, and this group.
Tom, you ask about balance, but for a new guy like me it isn’t so much about balance as it is about firmer footing. An experienced wire walker can keep his balance on a thin wire with special shoes and a long pole and tell the world it’s easy. Hand that stuff to the inexperienced and very few will even climb the pole much less step off the platform. For me you took some thing I thought was out of my reach and made it not only approachable, but doable.
I’m not there yet, but I’m confident that that I’m on a good solid path. You and the others here paved it for us and I, for one, thank all of you.
Last edited by pat w; 08-12-2010 at 02:57 AM.
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Polygonum sp 'Sao Paulo'; Hemianthus glomeratus; Ludwigia repens; Starougyne repens 049 Tropica; Cabomba caroliniana; Limnophila aromatica; Heteranthera zosterifolia
Oto's; SAE's; Red Wag Platies: Gold Mickey Mouse Platies; Neon Tetras