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Old 09-30-2011, 05:28 PM
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CMS/DTPA Fe, Fe Gluconate: 3:1:1
2 table spoons per 1 liter, heated water to mix, then 20mls or so of excel to prevent mold.

Thanks Tom.

One more question -- is it necessary to mix the dry powder in a liquid solution?
If I did my math right*, 45mL is roughly equivalent to 1/4 tsp of the dry 3:1:1 mix.

*Assuming total volume of solution is 1L.
2tbsp = 6tsp of trace mix per 1L
45mL = 0.045L
6tsp * 0.045L = 0.27tsp
0.27tsp = a little over 1/4tsp.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:22 PM
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Gorgeous tank with beautiful colors! I don't know why dutch isn't as popular as it used to be?
Old 09-30-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Tom.

One more question -- is it necessary to mix the dry powder in a liquid solution?
If I did my math right*, 45mL is roughly equivalent to 1/4 tsp of the dry 3:1:1 mix.

*Assuming total volume of solution is 1L.
2tbsp = 6tsp of trace mix per 1L
45mL = 0.045L
6tsp * 0.045L = 0.27tsp
0.27tsp = a little over 1/4tsp.
No, you can mix the 2-3 traces dry and then dose that dry, but I think it works a little better using hot water to fully dissolve the Traces, then add that.

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Old 09-30-2011, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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high light disorder?
2 are correct, the last could be disorder as well, I refer to it as a (mental) "disease".

Collectoritus? That's like the show, "horders".

A little is okay, but not too much.

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Old 09-30-2011, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Gorgeous tank with beautiful colors! I don't know why dutch isn't as popular as it used to be?
Well, lack of pictures on the web and in contest, there's no company promoting them or the style, the contest are limited, many outside of the counrty do not follow the rules/criteria, they bastardize it.

I'm guilty myself with this tank.

It's loosely dutch style, but that was less of the goal when I decided what I wanted to do.

Most of the inspiration was from the dutch techniques and styles.

Also, the Dutch style has been around since the 1940's in terms of the competitions and pictures. It is much older and more rigid than ADA's nature style. But ADA's "nature style" is not their own really........much like Dutch style.......they are both taken from other terrestrial styles.

Pick up Japanese landscaping and gardening and you will see almost to the tee, ADA nature style above the water.

Still, with EXCELLENT photos from Amano, and aggressive marketing worldwide and financial incentive....... there's good reason to see why NA style is so popular.

It is a wonderful style.

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Old 10-01-2011, 12:33 AM
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Wow really exciting tank. Amazing reds!
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:42 AM
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Tom what kinda overflow box is that? Also what kinda sump do you use on the tank that you can seal it up to prevent co2 loss? Really nice tank as always!
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:44 AM
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While we're asking about the tank, what are the dimensions and who built it?

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Old 10-01-2011, 01:45 AM
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Tom what kinda overflow box is that? Also what kinda sump do you use on the tank that you can seal it up to prevent co2 loss? Really nice tank as always!

That would be a CPR overflow box.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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While we're asking about the tank, what are the dimensions and who built it?
Charile and The Fish Tank Factory in Long Beach, CA, same as a Lemar.

Nice guy.

48x30x18

More a reef style tank than what we see typically for plant tanks.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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Tom what kinda overflow box is that? Also what kinda sump do you use on the tank that you can seal it up to prevent co2 loss? Really nice tank as always!

Duct tape, that's how to stop CO2 loss froma wet/dry, look at the filter, you'll see it on the top lip. Now that section is just a giant CO2 reactor.

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Old 10-02-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Think I'm going to add a school of Dwarf Rainbows in this tank.

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:12 PM
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Think I'm going to add a school of Dwarf Rainbows in this tank.
I've always found I lose one or two rainbows a month to jumping in my open top tanks . However, I've always wanted a big school of praecox... they are common, but F1 or F2 look incredible. What variety are you thinking about?
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:37 PM
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Think I'm going to add a school of Dwarf Rainbows in this tank.
They would look great in there.

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:46 PM
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That would be a CPR overflow box.
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Duct tape, that's how to stop CO2 loss froma wet/dry, look at the filter, you'll see it on the top lip. Now that section is just a giant CO2 reactor.
Thank you. Setting up a new tank and think I might go this route.
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