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Trace recipe?

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by Paul S, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Paul S

    Paul S Junior Poster

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    Tom, you mentioned in another news group that you are using your own recipe for traces and have been doing so for some time. Would you be able to share with us what the ingredients, % makeup etc. are?

    I've been using Plant-Prods trace mix but find that that some of my tanks need and extra shot of Fe just to move things along a little better.

    Take care.

    Paul S
     
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    rich815 Guru Class Expert

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    The silence is deafening. I'm going to guess it's an old family secret recipe!
     
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    No.

    regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    marufovega Lifetime Charter Member
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    succinct, to the point, plain language that's easy to understand......sheeesh!!!!

    jd
     
  5. Tom Barr

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    Yea, I've had a few ask already. I'm not going to give it away so other folks can make the $$$. Why should I? I do not get anything for that. They do not even cite or credit me. Several CO2 devices, dosing PO4, GH boosters, all sorts of things.

    Done that more than enough already.
    An example is the ADA liquid fert analysis, spent a lot of time and $, but then folks want this as well.

    An old saying, "pigs get fed, hogs get slaughtered."
    Do not be too greedy.

    Don't like it, do the research yourself.
    I'm not obligated to give everything away.

    "No" is a lot more than you might get from the smart aleck responses of some companies. You do not even get an honest straight answer...........

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    This leads to the obvious question: do you still plan on making the new trace mix available at some time in the future? As I recall, the last time this was asked you were still evaluating its effectiveness.
     
  7. Tom Barr

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    I'm pretty much done evaluating.
    Just need to get them to make it and I'll go pick it up.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    cousinkenni Prolific Poster

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    Where how and when will this be available for purchase????? Also will it be a dry fert that we will mix (like CSM) or will it be liquid already?? Thanks,

    KT
     
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    It will be sold dry, why pay for water to be be shipped at 10x the cost?

    I will have the Seachem like Dry mix as well.

    Cost will not be cheap relative to CMS, but it'll be 10X less than flourish and Tropica and no shipping issues due to liquids.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    cousinkenni Prolific Poster

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    Can you make it a cool red or green color like tropica or ocean nutrition respectively????

    J/K

    Can't wait.

    Hey Tom, when you were doing your evaluation on the product were you dosing it dry or were you making up a solution and then dosing it?

    Thanks,

    KT
     
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    I made a solution

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    rich815 Guru Class Expert

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    Sound perfectly smart and reasonable. I stand ready to order some. Any estimate of time frame when you think it will be ready to sell and ship?

    Richard
     

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