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Forum: Aquascaping   02-24-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi travellife, The reason the 'acid wash'...

Hi travellife,

The reason the 'acid wash' works with Seiryu stones is they contain a lot of calcite and/or aragonite which are crystalline forms of calcium carbonate which reacts with the acid and...
Forum: Substrate   02-22-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi rickfoster, Welcome to TPT! Check...

Hi rickfoster,

Welcome to TPT!

Check out Seachem Flourite Sand. It is a newer product,dark brown in color, and is made from fracted stable porous clay gravel.
...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-21-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi pastorpig, I did mine with slightly...

Hi pastorpig,

I did mine with slightly stronger acid but you get the idea.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5572/30536006083_d25f788250_b.jpg
...
Forum: Lighting   02-20-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Payton, I just got an e-mail ad from...

Hi Payton,

I just got an e-mail ad from Marine Depot, here is a link ...
Forum: Lighting   02-20-2017, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi peyton, I talked to Kim last November,...

Hi peyton,

I talked to Kim last November, very shortly before the website was closed. He said he had sold the business but there has been no additional news. It is a shame to see it go, it was a...
Forum: Plants   02-19-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Wendy1B, No, in fact I had them in my...

Hi Wendy1B,

No, in fact I had them in my unheated attached garage where the temperature is about 50 degrees. Do not put them in direct sunlight or they will cook, put them where they receive...
Forum: Plants   02-19-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi softmushroom, It shouldn't, do you test...

Hi softmushroom,

It shouldn't, do you test your nitrates and if so what do they typically run?

If you do see an increase in algae during the increased dosing you could compensate by decreasing...
Forum: Plants   02-19-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Wendy1B, I have kept TC plants in their...

Hi Wendy1B,

I have kept TC plants in their containers for a month or more with adequate light; after that I have to add some water to keep them from drying out.
Forum: Plants   02-19-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi softmushroom, Before you run out and look...

Hi softmushroom,

Before you run out and look at a different light (btw BLM is no longer doing aquarium lights - a shame they were very good lights) lets try increasing your dosing. Thrive seems...
Forum: Plants   02-19-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi softmushroom, nilocg.com's Thrive 500...

Hi softmushroom,

nilocg.com's Thrive 500 analysis is:


Although it is a little light in the K (potassium) (with EI the K is 1.5 to 2X NO3) it should be sufficient. How often are your dosing? ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-18-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Free_your_mind>>()(), Welcome to TPT! ...

Hi Free_your_mind>>()(),

Welcome to TPT! Nice start!
Forum: Fish   02-16-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi pirasha, I purchase my frozen bloodworms...

Hi pirasha,

I purchase my frozen bloodworms in 'flat packs' and break it into smaller usable size pieces; I try not to handle the bloodworms directly because like a lot of folks I am sensitive to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi icharus, LOL, 'blue Seiryu...

Hi icharus,

LOL, 'blue Seiryu Stones'....great marketing but not blue stones. How about regular Seiryu stones soaked in Muriatic acid?...
Forum: Lighting   02-16-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi OneBadBadger, I use the Fluval F&P 2.0 on...

Hi OneBadBadger,

I use the Fluval F&P 2.0 on two of my tanks, I also did a comparison of the Fluval against two other popular models that you can find here....
Forum: Lighting   02-16-2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jerad Wilson, With 2X13 watts on a 10...

Hi Jerad Wilson,

With 2X13 watts on a 10 gallon tank I think 8 hours should be fine. I have a 10 gallon that had 2X10 watts and ran a 10 hour photoperiod. You may have to tweak +/- depending...
Forum: Lighting   02-16-2017, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jerad Wilson, Funny, Tom Barr was asked...

Hi Jerad Wilson,

Funny, Tom Barr was asked that same question last night at the GSAS meeting here in Seattle. What Tom said it was not necessary to increase light intensity or duration if we add...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-16-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi smb88, I agree, don't add any more...

Hi smb88,

I agree, don't add any more Metricide than you are currently dosing and if you can dropping the amount would be even better. Cleaning the filter will remove a source of organics, as...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-15-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi smb88, Which Metricide you you purchase?...

Hi smb88,

Which Metricide you you purchase? Metricide 14 or Metricide 28? Did you add the 'activator' or not?

Metricide 14 is 2.6% glutaraldehyde (the active ingredient in Excel) and Metricide...
Forum: Lighting   02-15-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Evelyn, Welcome to TPT! I...

Hi Evelyn,

Welcome to TPT!



I agree that picking a quality light is important, it is likely the most expensive item of a planted tank system (with the possible exception of CO2). I did a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-14-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dkraft12, Common symptoms of Ca...

Hi dkraft12,

Common symptoms of Ca deficiency are: curled down leaf tips (hooking), poor stem or root growth, margins of young leaves are scalloped and/or abnormally green, and leaf tips look...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-14-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
With a dGH of 0 I hope you are dosing some Ca...

With a dGH of 0 I hope you are dosing some Ca along with your Mg to avoid Ca deficiencies.
Forum: Lighting   02-13-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi mauog, Welcome to TPT! Here is a...

Hi mauog,

Welcome to TPT!

Here is a thread (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/10-lighting/1067065-review-comparison-fluval-fresh-plant-2-0-fixture.html) I did comparing some of the more popular...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-13-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dkraft12, I suspect that what you are...

Hi dkraft12,

I suspect that what you are seeing is a chemical reaction between the Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) and the Magnesium Sufate (MgSO4). The reaction is likely creating one of the three...
Forum: Plants   02-13-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi septhyria, Welcome to TPT! The...

Hi septhyria,

Welcome to TPT!

The 'thicker' stem plant is likely the Giant Hairgrass (Eleocharis montevidensis); the hairgrass that is finer and splits it's stems is likely Eleocharis vivipara...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-10-2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi AnthonyW8822, I just checked your local...

Hi AnthonyW8822,

I just checked your local Craigslist; saw a 39 gallon acrylic Hex with stand they are asking $100....that is the best place to check for comparable prices.
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