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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Gamezawy, +1 for foster; it looks like...

Hi Gamezawy,

+1 for foster; it looks like Micranthemum tweedei (previously erroneously Micranthemum umbrosum 'Monte Carlo')
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jcmv4792, Are there particular species...

Hi jcmv4792,

Are there particular species you are looking for?
Forum: Lighting 07-15-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Planted_Edge, I don't know about an...

Hi Planted_Edge,

I don't know about an on-line club that rents PAR meters but the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society (GSAS) (http://www.gsas.org/) bought a nice PAR Meter...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-06-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jorstrick, The City of Clovis gets it...

Hi jorstrick,

The City of Clovis gets it water from a multitude of sources so purchasing basic test kits for dKH, dGH, and Nitrates would be a very good idea.



Here is your most recent water...
Forum: Plants 06-29-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi AquaAurora, Thanks for the nice comment. ...

Hi AquaAurora,

Thanks for the nice comment. There are a couple of Corydoras habrosus hiding in the thickets and a couple of Otocinclus in there as well.
Forum: DIY 06-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi MassiveDynamic17, I think one of the...

Hi MassiveDynamic17,

I think one of the major reasons for the longevity of my set-up is the weekly 50% water changes.

Unfortunately earthworms are terrestrial, not aquatic, and cannot live...
Forum: Plants 06-26-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi AquaAurora, With trimming I can keep in...

Hi AquaAurora,

With trimming I can keep in growing nicely in a 10 gallon; if I let it go it will grow to the top of a 24" tall tank.

10 gallon...
Forum: DIY 06-25-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi MassiveDynamic17, I do not vacuum my...

Hi MassiveDynamic17,

I do not vacuum my gravel, I do wipe clean the front glass below the substrate line every few months.
Forum: DIY 06-25-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi MassiveDynamic, I don't know about...

Hi MassiveDynamic,

I don't know about indefinitely, but I know you can do it for 6.5+ years. I set up my 30 gallon in December of 2009. It has full UGF covered with about 3" of montmorillonite...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-19-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi freude88, You can grow a fine planted...

Hi freude88,

You can grow a fine planted tank with gravel and a UGF and dosing Seachem Flourish and Seachem Excel. You didn't mention how bright you had your BML light or your photoperiod but a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-18-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi ebrammer252, I only use the ammonia and...

Hi ebrammer252,

I only use the ammonia and nitrite tests when I first set up a tank and it is cycling....unless I am losing fish for a reason I cannot identify as a disease. I check my PH,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-13-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi ebrammer252, Absolutely, in fact you can...

Hi ebrammer252,

Absolutely, in fact you can grow many more species than just anubia, moss, and java fern. Here is my 10 gallon, same type of fixture, I used the same lamp (from Wal-Mart - cheaper...
Forum: Fish 06-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Dean, The Olsons, in fact many GSAS...

Hi Dean,

The Olsons, in fact many GSAS members get our eggs from Brine Shrimp Direct (I don't buy the premium egss but I get the second highest quality - Grade A). There is a GSAS discount code -...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-05-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Fishboy15, Cardinals and Rasboras do very...

Hi Fishboy15,

Cardinals and Rasboras do very well together; I have them together in my 30 gallon. I also keep Rummy Nose in my 45 gallon. I would skip the bleeding hearts and skirt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-02-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi, Male lyretail swordtails are basically...

Hi,

Male lyretail swordtails are basically infertile. Here is how they are bred.
http://goliadfarms.com/red-lyretail-swordtail-experiment/
Forum: Plants 06-01-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Solitarianknight, I don't think of...

Hi Solitarianknight,

I don't think of 'Trident' as "rare", just uncommon because it (like all java fern species) take a fair about of time to grow. I only thin my java ferns a couple of times a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-31-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Welcome Tiffany! If you are in the Dallas Ft....

Welcome Tiffany! If you are in the Dallas Ft. Worth area check out the Dallas Ft Worth Aquatic Plant Club.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-24-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi django, If the problem persists I would...

Hi django,

If the problem persists I would suggest checking your water hardness. I have soft water here in Seattle and if I don't add a GH booster (Ca, Mg, K) like Seachem Equilibrium my...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,273
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Lostfaith, All filters are mechanical...

Hi Lostfaith,

All filters are mechanical with moving parts (most made of plastic) that will wear out or break - period. As such, whatever model you chose make sure that you can easily reach...
Forum: Fish 05-21-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi rattler93, Our local aquarium club here...

Hi rattler93,

Our local aquarium club here in Seattle (GSAS) has been fortunate to host Gary Lange two times in the last 5 years, the last time was last spring which is when I got my eggs from...
Forum: Fish 05-21-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi rattler93, I've been to The Wet Spot in...

Hi rattler93,

I've been to The Wet Spot in Portland a number of times and they typically do have a good selection of healthy Rainbowfish which are imported from Asia. They are one of the largest...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-21-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi nbr1rodeoclown, The correct name for...

Hi nbr1rodeoclown,

The correct name for Micranthemum umbrosum 'Monte Carlo' is actually Micranthemum tweedii and it is native to South America - I believe Argentina.
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi LFM, Purigen is primarily a product to...

Hi LFM,

Purigen is primarily a product to remove dissolved nitrogenous organic waste; if the particulates are not organic in nature then chances are the Purigen will not have much effect
Forum: Tank Journals 05-19-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,265
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi treyLcham, They are certainly looking...

Hi treyLcham,

They are certainly looking very healthy and lush....keep thinning!!! LOL
Forum: Plants 05-19-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi SwampGremlin, You are there! I returned...

Hi SwampGremlin,

You are there! I returned to this hobby 7+ years ago specifically because of my interest in planted aquariums. I joined our local Seattle aquarium club, became the Horticulture...
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