Dupla products questions
> From: mleather at tbdmil_com
> Well I finally located a source for Dupla products. Little
> boxes or 7.98 and big boxes for 19.95. Thing is they have diffrent
> letters on them like K. Unfortunatly my reading ability in German is
> about equal to my reading ability in sanscrif. So someone who uses
> the stuff please help me. Which product do I purchase for what
> purpose? How much of it should I use also?
"Duplarit-G" are laterite Granuals that are mixed in the substrate
when a tank is first setup.
"Duplarit-K" are laterite Klumps that can be added to an existing
tank. The klumps are placed near the base of plants.
"Duplaplant tablets" are added at bi-weekly water changes to provide
the majority of trace elements needed by plants. The tablets supply
the nutrients that are stable and will not be toxic in a two-week
dose. There are two sizes: the smaller size treats 20 liters of new
water, the larger 50 liters. The box should say something like "50
tablets for 1000 liters", i.e., the 20 liter size.
"Duplaplant-24 drops" are drops that are added daily to supply unstable
trace elements or those that would be toxic in a two week dose. It's
dosed at about 1 drop per 50 liters but that will vary with tank
conditions. It is best to have a good iron test kit like Lamotte and
to adjust the amount of drops used to acheive a 0.1 ppm iron
"Duplagan" is a water conditioner that helps the fish keep a healthy
slime coat. It also supplies calcium and magnesium.
You are probably better off buying these products mail order from
either Pet Warehouse (smaller sizes) or Daleco ("bulk" sizes).
> Another intreasting thing same store also had SandPoint CO2 injection
> systems for $398.00 and Dupla's for $329.00. They also claim they
> will be getting more types in that should market around $200.00. Is
> there any advantage to the higher priced SandPoint system worth the
> extra money? And what makes both of these systems so expensive? The
> automatic metering?
The pH controller sells for about $250 by itself so that is the
priciest item. Did the Dupla setup have a controller? I doubt it.
If you assemble a system yourself, you will have a higher capacity
system for less money.