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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi tylergvolk, Have you had the hardness of...

Hi tylergvolk,

Have you had the hardness of your water tested lately? Do you add any Ca, Mg, or Seachem Equilibrium? The reason I ask is that it appears that your water is very, very soft. Here...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jfynyson, The tissue culture plants...

Hi jfynyson,

The tissue culture plants offered by aquariumplants.com appear to come from Aquafloria Nurseries (http://www.aquafloranurseries.com/plants.php) in Abbotsford, British Columbia,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-27-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,652
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jessie, Looking good! I like your M....

Hi Jessie,

Looking good! I like your M. boesemani!
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi CrazyNovice, I would call around and see...

Hi CrazyNovice,

I would call around and see what the various LFS carry in the way of quality check valves; you might try:

Denny's Pet World
Sierra Fish and Pets
Aquarium Zen
Aquarium Co-op
...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi CrazyNovice, Yes, the fittings screw into...

Hi CrazyNovice,

Yes, the fittings screw into the check valve body. There are two types of barbed fittings; the one with multiple barbs works best for standard airline tubing and the one with just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi kiinggiinger, I change about the same...

Hi kiinggiinger,

I change about the same amount of water as you do on a weekly basis and although we have plenty of water in Seattle I still try not to waste water. The water from my tanks is...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi CrazyNovice, Clippard ...

Hi CrazyNovice,

Clippard
http://www.clippard.com/part/MCV-1BB
http://www.clippard.com/part/11752-1-PKG
http://www.clippard.com/part/11752-4-M5-PKG
http://www.clippard.com/part/11761-5-PKG
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi tylergvolk, I responded to a similar...

Hi tylergvolk,

I responded to a similar question in another thread. GSAS has a PAR meter so I used it to do some quantitative measurements on your subject. The results were interesting.

I...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-23-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,164
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi treyLcham, It is possible that the water...

Hi treyLcham,

It is possible that the water flow created by airstone may be causing some of the soil in the pots to wash past the gravel and into solution. Are the airstone bubbles flowing up...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-22-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi thump421, +1 for treyLcham's comment I...

Hi thump421,

+1 for treyLcham's comment I like #1 as well; I think the stone placement shows a better use of the Golden Ratio. #3 is also nice and shows some elements of the Rule of Thirds.
...
Forum: Plants 03-22-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
http://www.kitchenculturekit.com/

http://www.kitchenculturekit.com/
Forum: Plants 03-22-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi HybridHerp, In the May/June 2012 issue...

Hi HybridHerp,

In the May/June 2012 issue of Amazonas I found this information provided by Ole Pedersen and Claus Christensen:
Forum: Aquascaping 03-21-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,164
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Trey, Nice progress! Looking forward to...

Hi Trey,

Nice progress! Looking forward to seeing how it all grows out!
Forum: Plants 03-21-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bigblueallday, Pogostemon helferi (AKA...

Hi bigblueallday,

Pogostemon helferi (AKA Downoi) should have no trouble with normal dosing of Excel. And although I have grown it in non-CO2 tanks with the CO2 you have it should be growing...
Forum: Plants 03-17-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi CPD, It looks like Myriophyllum...

Hi CPD,

It looks like Myriophyllum tuberculatum but it doesn't have the branching leaves; possibly Rotala wallichii.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-16-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Largest Aquascaped Aquarium; Lisbon, Portugal; T. Amano

Hi All,

Here is a new YouTube video about the huge aquascape project. It is 130 feet long (approx 40 thousand gallons) and is being done in Lisbon by Amano; enjoy!
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-16-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi squatingdog, PPS Pro dosing requires...

Hi squatingdog,

PPS Pro dosing requires substantially less nutrients per dose, therefore the quantities of the nutrients provided is substantially less in PPS package he is offering than in the EI...
Forum: Substrate 03-15-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi LiQuiD SmoKe, Welcome to TPT! I too...

Hi LiQuiD SmoKe,

Welcome to TPT!

I too like Corydoras and keep them in all of my tanks; I especially like the C. sterbai - I have both the natural color and albinos.

I set up a 75 gallon...
Forum: Plants 03-15-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Trickster 75, I too share a dislike for...

Hi Trickster 75,

I too share a dislike for mirrored backgrounds; if it were me I would scrape off the silver (mirror) finish on the outside of the back glass and purchase a black background.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-14-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 772,477
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Mcar585, I dose about 1/2 the recommended...

Hi Mcar585,

I dose about 1/2 the recommended amounts of all nutrients.

Bump:

Hi newbieplanter,

The plants on the right side of the 10 gallon are Limnophila sp. 'Wavy' and on the right...
Forum: Plants 03-14-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi tylergvolk, I typically use a 2 liter...

Hi tylergvolk,

I typically use a 2 liter soda bottle as my quarantine container; with our without substrate in the bottom. I fill with tank water, add the new plants, add a couple of drops of...
Forum: Plants 03-14-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi tylergvolk, All of my tanks are snail...

Hi tylergvolk,

All of my tanks are snail free and have been for several years. I tried various 'dips' such as potassium permanganate, alum, bleach, and Excel and although some would kill living...
Forum: Plants 03-13-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Zapins, The use of Excel as a carbon...

Hi Zapins,

The use of Excel as a carbon substitute goes back to the late 1990's with references I found within the archives of TheKrib.com. The first actual article seems to have appeared in the...
Forum: Plants 03-13-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, The tread referenced above discusses...

Hi All,

The tread referenced above discusses Excel / Glutaradehyde and although it does mention that Glutaraldehyde is affected by iron (which it is - in that iron adversely affects the storage of...
Forum: Plants 03-12-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, After an hour search I cannot find...

Hi All,

After an hour search I cannot find any scholarly papers or articles that indicates that glutaraldehyde has any effect on the uptake of iron. I did find articles that indicate that...
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