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09-30-2011, 05:28 PM   #46
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 Originally Posted by plantbrain 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. I add about 30-45 mls every other day or something close.
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.

 09-30-2011, 07:22 PM #47 VadimShevchuk Wannabe Guru   PTrader: (5/100%) Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Chattanooga TN Posts: 1,487 Gorgeous tank with beautiful colors! I don't know why dutch isn't as popular as it used to be?
09-30-2011, 10:53 PM   #48
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 Originally Posted by zergling 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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09-30-2011, 10:55 PM   #49
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 Originally Posted by nonconductive 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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09-30-2011, 11:01 PM   #50
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 Originally Posted by VadimShevchuk 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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 10-01-2011, 12:33 AM #51 micr0 Algae Grower     PTrader: (11/100%) Join Date: Aug 2011 Location: Boston, MA Posts: 103 Wow really exciting tank. Amazing reds!
 10-01-2011, 12:42 AM #52 StillLearning Planted Tank Obsessed     PTrader: (4/100%) Join Date: Dec 2009 Location: Philadelphia, Pa Posts: 303 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!
 10-01-2011, 01:44 AM #53 audioaficionado Planted Tank Guru     PTrader: (9/100%) Join Date: Apr 2011 Location: Medford, Orygun Posts: 2,202 While we're asking about the tank, what are the dimensions and who built it? __________________ Steve 45 gal tall high-tech : 2-23-12 update Complete CO2 Leak Test : How to build a CO2 regulator Never argue with a fool. Onlookers often can't tell the difference. Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional. My advice is free and worth every penny.
10-01-2011, 01:45 AM   #54
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 Originally Posted by StillLearning 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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10-01-2011, 06:09 AM   #55
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 Originally Posted by audioaficionado 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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10-01-2011, 06:11 AM   #56
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 Originally Posted by StillLearning 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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 10-02-2011, 04:57 PM #57 plantbrain Planted Tank Guru     PTrader: (263/100%) Join Date: Dec 2003 Location: The swamp Posts: 13,563 Think I'm going to add a school of Dwarf Rainbows in this tank. __________________ Regards, Tom Barr
10-02-2011, 05:12 PM   #58
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 Originally Posted by plantbrain 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?

10-02-2011, 05:37 PM   #59
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 Originally Posted by plantbrain Think I'm going to add a school of Dwarf Rainbows in this tank.
They would look great in there.
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10-02-2011, 05:46 PM   #60
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 Originally Posted by ua hua That would be a CPR overflow box.
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 Originally Posted by plantbrain 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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