Re: DUPLA retailer in Ottawa
Ian McPherson wrote.....
>>I've recently subscribed to the Aquatic-Plants group and have noticed that
>>you are submitting from the Ottawa area. I'm going to be in Ottawa next
>>week and I'm wondering if you could let me know where some good
>>aquarium stores are. I'm looking for possible sources for "Dupla" products
>>and laterite for my 95 gallon "diamond" shaped tank. I've got the fish
>>thing under control but haven't been took successful with plants yet.
and Ian Philips wrote....
>Interestingly enough, I *do* live in Ottawa, Ontario, so I can try to answer
>Ian's question: I have never seen Dupla products in any stores, and I have
The only possible source is Imagine Ocean, 747 Richmind Road, Ottawa,
728-0022. I'm told that he did/does carry some of their products.
He carries many products not found in the other shops in town.
Concerning trace minerals.......
> 5. To get a consistent iron reading on my 180 show tank that I have
> been having problems with I used 2 bottles of Tetra (~$3.25ea) to
> get a readign of ~0.1ppm.
> 6. I didn't test the dupla tabs only the dupla drops alone. It could
> very well be that the tabs add a lot more iron.
>Since several people recommended testing the test kit with distilled water,
>I decided to take up the challenge. Unfortunately, it is not at all clear
>what you should get for a reading. The recommended dosage doesn't even
>register (or was not possible with only 1 liter of water). If anyone has
>thoughts (especially hard data) on what we should expect in such a test
>I would welcome the information.
My recommendation would be to stop testing.