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Forum: Plants Today, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi GuppyGuppyGuppyGuppyGuppy, Really tired...

Hi GuppyGuppyGuppyGuppyGuppy,

Really tired of almost every one of your posts screaming "Help" ;ever heard the story about the boy who cried wolf?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Trickster 75, Basically the same, Seachem...

Hi Trickster 75,

Basically the same, Seachem Excel is 1.5% glutaraldehyde and API CO2 Booster is 1.6% glutaraldehyde.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi philipraposo1982, Safe-T-Sorb #7941 is...

Hi philipraposo1982,

Safe-T-Sorb #7941 is one of my favorite montmorillonite clay substrates; here it is in 3 of my tanks.

10 gallon; no CO2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi philipraposo1982, Nice start! What is...

Hi philipraposo1982,

Nice start! What is the substrate; montmorillonite clay?
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Donna, Hygrophilia polysperma 'Sunset'...

Hi Donna,

Hygrophilia polysperma 'Sunset' ('Rosanervig' in Europe). It was originally found in a tank growing H. polysperma cuttings at Florida Aquatic Nursery. It was distributed until placed on...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-16-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Titansfever83, My primary hosting site is...

Hi Titansfever83,

My primary hosting site is Snapfish which is a leftover of an old Xfinity (Comcast) / Snapfish agreement. A secondary hosting site I use is Google + Photos.

For editing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-15-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi EvilFish, The spoon set indicated above...

Hi EvilFish,

The spoon set indicated above goes down to 1/64 teaspoon which happens to be the EI dose I use for my 10 gallon.
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi JungleFish, Welcome to TPT! If you...

Hi JungleFish,

Welcome to TPT!

If you have the "standard" fixture with two incandescent sockets you can use two of these 10 watt 6500K CFL's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-13-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,203
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jacko5, I purchase 50% concentration...

Hi Jacko5,

I purchase 50% concentration glutaradehyde in one liter bottles and mix my own 1.5% concentration; and I have done so for several years. My current bottle of concentrate, which I store...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,203
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jacko5, Actually 26 for 1 liter of 50%...

Hi jacko5,

Actually 26 for 1 liter of 50% concentration glutaraldehyde delivered is a very good price. 1 liter of 50% will make 33 liters of 1.5% (Excel strength) mixture. It stores in the...
Forum: Algae 04-10-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi tetra73, I dose Excel / glutaraldehyde...

Hi tetra73,

I dose Excel / glutaraldehyde (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/south-western-ohio-aquatic-plant-enthusiasts/31615-glutaraldehyde-instead-excel.html) daily along with CO2 in...
Forum: Fish 04-10-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi JustJen, +1 for Jacklyn's recommendation...

Hi JustJen,

+1 for Jacklyn's recommendation for the Turquoise or Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris); the males are especially good looking when they get the iridescent line down...
Forum: Plants 04-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Mike, Specifically what fertilizers /...

Hi Mike,

Specifically what fertilizers / supplements are you dosing in this tank, and how much?
Forum: Plants 04-09-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
+1 for Tinanti's identification

+1 for Tinanti's identification
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-09-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi SmellsFishy, Although a Master test kit...

Hi SmellsFishy,

Although a Master test kit is nice I only use the Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate tests during a new tank start up. The PH test kit is fine but the High Range is unnecessary.

The...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 612
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Johnseye, Water from a typical well in...

Hi Johnseye,

Water from a typical well in the Naperville area can run from 13 - 28 gpg (grains per gallon); if my calculations are correct an average about 20 dGH. I would recommend taking your...
Forum: Plants 04-07-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi stealthypotatoes, I can grow Pogostemon...

Hi stealthypotatoes,

I can grow Pogostemon helferi (downoi) with low light (PAR@25) and no CO2. They do need good nutrients (I dose EI with root tabs in substrate near P. helferi). When Christel...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dfish2077, I have three currently in...

Hi dfish2077,

I have three currently in operation and a spare for another tank in the future. The oldest in on my 45 gallon and I purchased it used 6 years ago; it is about 10 years old and still...
Forum: Plants 04-03-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi chris_ranger, This is totally normal for...

Hi chris_ranger,

This is totally normal for a healthy, well established C. wendtii. Usually when I see that it isn't long before I also see plants sprouting up from sub-surface runners.

C....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-03-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi HamToast, When dosing Ca and Mg...

Hi HamToast,

When dosing Ca and Mg separately I always seem to have trouble maintaining an Ca:Mg ratio of approximately 3:1 / 4:1. I now dose either Equilibrium or Barrs GH Booster.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-03-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi HamToast, Coral is made from Calcium...

Hi HamToast,

Coral is made from Calcium Carbonate, it will definitely increase your PH / dKH. If you want to increase your dGH with minimal effect on your PH / dKH I would suggest Calcium Sulfate...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Rofl

Rofl
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hey Ray, While I think of it you have a very...

Hey Ray,

While I think of it you have a very good aquarium club up there in BC; if you are not a member you might want to check out Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Society (http://www.vahs.ca/) (VAHS)....
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Ray, My experience has been that...

Hi Ray,

My experience has been that eventually all impeller shafts will wear down and need to be replaced. That said, canister filters typically have thicker (and possibly a harder) steel shafts...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Ray, acitydweller is likely correct; I...

Hi Ray,

acitydweller is likely correct; I would suspect the problem is the impeller shaft. I have four Aquaclear filters and at 3-5 years they become noisy. This problem can happen even sooner...
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