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Forum: Ponds (moderated) 07-06-2007, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Altum[_3_]
Melamine in fish food

wrote:
may be onto something. the chief organ failure is the kidney in cats
and dogs, and a failure of the kidney would lead to ascites in fish
... dropsy. Ingrid

That's...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 06-06-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By Altum[_3_]
Melamine in fish food

San Diego Joe wrote:
In the paper today was a story about fish food contaminated with melamine.
The story was about commercial fish farming, but it got me to wondering how
much melamine I don't...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 22-05-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By Altum[_3_]
Pond Pland Fertiliser

Peter Breed wrote:
Like many the first time I saw fertiliser for ponds I thought thats a
bit expensive I but at least it'll do the job. Later I read in various
places including rec.ponds that...
Forum: Freshwater Aquaria Plants 14-04-2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By Altum[_3_]
Bicarbonate and CO2 uptake

Richard Sexton wrote:
In article ,
Altum wrote:
wrote:
...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 12-04-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,906
Posted By Altum[_3_]
Eible Watercress - (going OT)

Derek Broughton wrote:

Now I have to follow up what he said about capers - maybe they _aren't_
actually the same thing...

I love nasturtiums. It's fun eating...
Forum: Freshwater Aquaria Plants 12-04-2007, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By Altum[_3_]
Bicarbonate and CO2 uptake

wrote:
http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/PP9790499.htm

Regards,
Tom Barr

Ugh. I'm a scientist and I can't even read that abstract. English, please?

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My other fish...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 09-04-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,550
Posted By Altum[_3_]
Anti-Frog People Strike Again

~ jan wrote:
As some of you know, I have neighbors that don't like my frogs.

This spring I've been vigilant about keeping the population down to no more
than 2-3 frogs before I go out and...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 07-04-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Derek Broughton wrote:
Altum wrote:

But this whole thing started with bare-root lilies.

OK, we're pretty much on the same page.

I have many plants
that take their...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 06-04-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Derek Broughton wrote:
Altum wrote:

Derek Broughton wrote:
Altum wrote:
Yes, but it's _still_ much less toxic than ammonia.
Put it in alkaline water (as in most ponds) and it...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 06-04-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Derek Broughton wrote:
Altum wrote:

Yes, but it's _still_ much less toxic than ammonia.
Put it in alkaline water (as in most ponds) and it promptly loses a
proton and becomes ammonia.

...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 06-04-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Stephen Henning wrote:
Altum wrote:

Ammonium is just the protonated salt form of ammonia.

NH4+ -- NH3 + H+

Put it in alkaline water (as in most ponds)...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-04-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By Altum[_3_]
Soft water and calcium

Hal wrote:
Altum, I hope you don't mind that I cut a paragraph from your post in
another thread to start this one. I'm sorry if this is bad manners,
but the thread had already wandered and I...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-04-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Stephen Henning wrote:

Ammonium compounds and Ammonia are two different things just as Salt
(sodium chloride), Sodium and Chlorine are very different things.
Ammonia is NH3 a very caustic...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-04-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Hal wrote:

You have pointed out something I've missed and must be ignored in many
gardening circles, since breaking down ammonia has long been a source
of fertilizer, but it begs the question...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-04-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Derek Broughton wrote:
Altum wrote:

How can something that contains ammonia not be toxic to fish???

The fertilizers mentioned contain ammonium, not ammonia. Really close, but
_much_...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-04-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Reel McKoi wrote:

"Hal" wrote in message

It does sound suspiciously like it might contain the same stuff as a
numbered soluble fertilizer like 15-30-15, that I find at...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-04-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Stephen Henning wrote:
In article ,
Hal wrote:

What is the difference in using a mix of bulk potassium nitrate,
potassium...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 04-04-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Hal wrote:
On Tue, 3 Apr 2007 17:05:18 CST, Altum
wrote:

I run my tiny pond much like an aquarium. I fertilize the water with
the same mix of bulk potassium...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 04-04-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By Altum[_3_]
How do I fertilize lilies growing on cement?

Phyllis and Jim wrote:
Our lilies have jumped the pots and as THRIVING on the pond floor. In
fact, they do better there than in the pots. But they are not
flowering a whole lot. Any ideas...
Forum: Freshwater Aquaria Plants 29-03-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,336
Posted By Altum[_3_]
NO3 and NH4 toxicity

wrote:
http://afs.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.1577%2F1548-8659(1986)115%3C196%3ACTOATF%3E2.0.CO%3B2

...
Forum: Freshwater Aquaria Plants 29-03-2007, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,179
Posted By Altum[_3_]
NO3 level and growth of aquatic plant ref: Paul Krombholz 1966

wrote:
I was thumbing through a well known, but older Limnology text
(Hutchinson, 1975, Vol 3 Limnological Botany pg 351-357) when I saw a
nice graph showing growth rate vs...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 24-03-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,728
Posted By Altum[_3_]
Indoor Pond

©anadian Ponder wrote:

This one is nice


http://www.lonestarkoi.com/Photos/Grunden/Koi%20Pond%20Inside.jpg

Wow! That's to die for. Maybe when I win the lottery. ;-)

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Forum: Ponds (moderated) 23-03-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Altum[_3_]
So how does the moderation work?

Hugo Villeneuve wrote:
Could the moderation software transform multipart/alternative into
text/plain only?

I still use a client that doesn't support mime but that shouldn't be a
problem...
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