RE: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #5

Alok asked, " What are the differences between the cable convective system 
and the
cable heating system? Just the wattage? What about the price difference?
Is there one? What is Sandpoint's phone number so that I can find out
this information first hand?"

The major difference in convective vs. heating system is you must have 
supplemental heating to maintain the water at the correct temperature and 
there is no adjusting the system.  You lay the cables, cover with substrate, 
and plug it in.  Honestly, that's all there is to it!  I have no experience 
nor have even seen a tank with the Dupla, old Sandpoint, or a DIY system. 
 The price I paid was $129 plus tax at my local freshwater specialty fish 
store (The Fish Store & More in Atlanta).  I was talking to the freshwater 
plant guy who said they were doing a full techno plant show tank.  He 
offered to order an additional system for me.  I said yes since I was going 
to call Sandpoint later that week and order one.  Sandpoint has a brochure 
with all their products.  The AT&T 800 weblist site gives 800-682-6699 as 
their number.  I couldn't find the brochure last night so give them a call. 
 They were very friendly and helpful when I called back in March.

Rochelle Williams
williaro at ftmcphsn-emh1_army.mil
Where it's 40-something days and counting until the