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Discussion in 'Off Topic and Chat' started by Paul, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Paul

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    I am getting the impression that members on this site are waiting for a good reason to post and are too scared to post. A while ago i told greg i was was trying to think of something intelligent to post here and he told me there were 9 other people thinking the same....
    Post questions and answers, Tom has a good sense of humour, he must have, hes helped me enough :p we are all here to help each other arent we?
     
  2. Ian H

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    Re: Posting

    I think you have to bare in mind a number of factors Paul. The forum is very young and the membership is low (but growing) compared with many forums.

    To enter the forum you have to pay, that will put off a lot of lurkers. I don't know but I think many subscribers will have a lot of basic knowledge already and use the forum to tap into Toms expertise to fine tune their needs.

    Some will only tune in for the holy papyrus from Tom's Lake of Wisdom.

    Some also take it far too seriously.

    Good job Tom, keep it up. Like I view accountants if you can save me more money in plants per year than the subscription fee I'll keep paying. You're well in credit to date.

    Best regards,

    Ian
     
  3. chubasco

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    Yes, I think Tom's and Greg's site is well worth the money, an absolute bargain
    actually. About the subject "Posting"....isn't that something you Brit guys do
    when you ride english saddle? :D

    Regards,

    Bill

    ps Some of us are waiting for weather to warm up so we can wash gravel,
    set up new tanks, etc. Tom and Greg will have to clone themselves for the
    spring and summer traffic that'll be hittin' this site ;)
     
  4. Greg Watson

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    And there are a lot of people that "subscribed" to the monthly newsletter the Barr Report ... with no expectations of an interactive forum environment ... there are quite a few subscribers who subscribed before we moved to this format that do not even know that the forums exist for all practical purposes ...

    The Barr Report is meant to supplement other aquatic websites ... and provide an environment where a more detailed discussion can take place ...
     
  5. Paul

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    You got a point there, got a feeling this place is going to get very busy and popular!!
     
  6. Tom Barr

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    That's not a bad thing either.
    But my focus is still the monthly articles.

    I will add new items as well, one on non CO2 methods and how to grow more plant species with that method and greatly enhance it without the need for test kits still or water changes.

    Nice non CO2 plant tanks need not look poor and can be done to the same levels as a CO2/Excel enriched tank.

    Some articles will bring in more people and discussions.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  7. travdawg

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    I figure if everyone lurking responded to my questions, the server my crash! :)

    Actually, I have been draggin my feet this week, & havent posted any noobie questions, I need to stop slacking.... off to he equipment forum!!!
     
  8. chubasco

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    I'm particularly looking forward to that category of planted tank keeping, Tom.

    Glad to hear this poor stepsister of the hobby will get coverage. :)

    Bill
     
  9. Tom Barr

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    Well non CO2 methods have a certain hobbyists appeal............the non techy folks..........many of you will like these tanks as well and like to reduce your owm work load while still having a fast high growth CO2 enriched tank or a lower light CO2 tank.

    I suggest both methods as one is very cheap and will teach about rate of growth and dosing rate differences between the methods.

    No one has bridged the gap between so many methods that seem to be radically differetn in most respects.

    But it's very much the same to nme, the rates are different, but the rest and the reasons why each one works well are apparent to me.

    In a few months, hopefully the rest of you will see this as well.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  10. chubasco

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    Tom,
    I'll be doing CO2 tanks as well, still haven't decided on what size, lighting,
    CO2 setup, etc. That's why this site is so helpful: it gives some of us a
    chance to evaluate the info whether it's low light, high light, CO2, excel,
    nonCO2, Walstadian, etc, and where next we want to go in planted tanks.

    Regards,

    Bill
     

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