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February 16, 2003
Belated Happy Valentine's Day to all!
Twenty inches of snow is forcast for today!
Many leaves have "aged" or "melted" recently. Perhaps this is the result of the cloudiness or perhaps, as Kit had mentioned, Victoria leaves do not like to touch each other or be touched by my hands. I have been working very hard to get the new tank ready so they have more room.
Leaves will deteriorate where they are overlapped by others. They don't seem to mind being handled by their people.
Now open! Victoria's NEW HOME! It is being tested by a 'Challenger' at this time.
have moved this stock water tank from my greenhouse to my plastic-enclosed
front porch. I have it sitting on plywood to keep it off the
cold concrete floor. I have wrapped the sides in roofing tar
paper to help with insulation and water heating. The bottom of
the tank has been covered with Schultz Aquatic Plant Soil. The
water is 9 inches deep and water temperature is stable at 84
degrees. Approximate 90 gallons of water will be circulated at
60 gal./hr with a Rio Aqua Pump 50. I am heating the water with
a 350 watt Titanium Aquarium heater. Supplemental light will
be provided by two GE Grow & Show Fluorescent Brightsticks.
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