BANNED IN TERRE HAUTE
Having read the article by Dr. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg in
the latest CORAL e-newsletter, I’d like to request that
you not send the magazine issue containing this feature
to our store as we will not be selling it. (Editor: the article
appears in this issue.) This man is either an idiot or a
criminal. He cites the IPCC as experts despite the fact
that they have been exposed as a complete FRAUD.
We will not participate in further spreading the
untruth of manmade “climate change” or the
fascist solutions promoted by the criminal at-tendees to Copenhagen.
Readers interested in learning more can find
informative links at Climate Depot: http://
Again, do not send us this issue!
Aquatic Technologies/Inland Aquatics
Terre Haute, Indiana
Editor: The IPCC is the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, participants in the 2009 U.N. World Climate
Conference in Copenhagen. More information is at http://www.climateshifts.org/.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Concern, discussion, observation, analysis,
debate, concern, consternation, debate, analysis,
monitoring, study, consternation, debate, use management, analysis, discussion, debate, and more consternation: such is the history of science and the coral
This is a very necessary part of the scientific process
and it must be done, for it is critical to know what is
happening before remediation can be attempted. Once
in a while, however, there is an individual—a mixture
of scientist, naturalist, environmentalist, entrepreneur,
visionary, and realist—who has the knowledge, opportunity, drive, and passion to strike out in a new direction
and actually accomplish something that attacks the very
root of the problem.
If we read Ed Haag’s interview with Ken Nedimyer
in the last issue of CORAL, we find a profile of just such
Through his singular efforts, Ken has demonstrated
that the coral reefs are not dead. They may be in decline
due to changes in environmental conditions (climate
change, nutrient loading, and terrestrial development),
biological degeneration (loss of biodiversity, including
the herbivory that was provided by Diadema sea urchins),
and over-exploitation by people seeking food, recreation,
and development. But Ken has shown that some corals, resilient genotypes, can still survive and thrive if
they are cared for properly as small fragments and
planted in the proper places.
Working with his family and friends, Ken
has used this basic knowledge and drive to
pioneer successful proactive coral reef
restoration. There is a long way to go
and many avenues to establish and explore, but Ken is showing the way—and
the future of our coral reefs is brighter
because of his work. Fortunately, for us and
the reefs, Ken has found a way to expand and
extend his coral culture and outplanting efforts, and once again we can see thickets of
Staghorn Coral on the Florida coral reefs. We
can make a difference, but not if we don’t try.
Martin A. Moe, Jr.
Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida
USING LANTHANUM CHLORIDE
I read Daniel Knop’s online article about the
use of lanthanum chloride to reduce phosphates (November/December online) with
great interest. I have been using it for about a year
in my 1,700-gallon system, with a 700-gallon display
aquarium. It really works.
I have used it when the phosphates get to 0.15–
0.20ppm as measured with a Hanna C200 colorimeter.
By using RO-DI makeup water with zero measurable
phosphates, I now only need it once a month or so to
keep PO4 levels under 0.07 ppm or so. The way I use it is
to mix it into 5 gallons of top-off water and drip it into a
5-micron filter sock in the sump. The precipitate stays in
the sock and I just wash after use. It’s very economical.
More details about my method are posted on the
CORAL website: http://www.coralmagazine-us.com/
Los Angeles, California
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