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Re: Substrate in "real" Dutch aquariums
Thanks, Stephane, for the explanation. Although I still see the
substrates in the pictures as very white. Maybe it is an artifact
of my computer screen. Many other aquariums depicted in the nbat
site also appear to have bright white substrates.
Btw, that site is loaded with useful info. There are a number of planted
aquariums with detailed technical descriptions in their archive section:
NIEUW in het Aquarium -> Archief -> (down in the page) ->
Vivarium in beeld , the click in the Gezelschap entries.
In the Landelijke Huiskeuring section, down in the same archive page,
there are more descriptions of tanks.
It is a pitty that I can't read Dutch... But most of the quantitative
info is readily understandable. An interesting thing that caught my
attention is the emphasis on time-staggered ligthing. Also, they seem
to depend almost entirely on a mix of "TL" 58 Watt bulbs, that I presume
are from the European Philips TL series. Another vey interesting thing
is the table at the bottom of the 1999 page, which lists water conditions
for several tanks. They also seem to highly favor small, weekly water
- Ivo Busko