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Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi clownplanted, How about letting us know...

Hi clownplanted,

How about letting us know how well then have held up after 6 or so recharges with bleach; do you typically recharge your Purigen with 50% or 100% beach?
Forum: Equipment   05-21-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi SERRCH, Welcome to TPT! I use...

Hi SERRCH,

Welcome to TPT!

I use Permaseals on both of my CO2 tanks; one tank & seal is about 8 years old and one is about 5 years old. They both work like they were new yesterday.
Forum: Substrate   05-19-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dealend, You can find them on the...

Hi dealend,

You can find them on the internet, a bonsai store, sometimes a local garden center, I have a local source.
Forum: Lighting   05-19-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi illbethejudge, Certainly a legitimate...

Hi illbethejudge,

Certainly a legitimate concern, I would use a cover as well in that case.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-18-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
  Aloha!
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Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Pink, Welcome to TPT! Black Diamond...

Hi Pink,

Welcome to TPT!

Black Diamond Blasting Sand is basically coal slag used for sand blasting Medium 20-40 grit...bet you have an equivalent in Australia.

Just curious, what part of...
Forum: Lighting   05-18-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi illbethejudge, A few years ago I used an...

Hi illbethejudge,

A few years ago I used an Apogee Par Meter to find out how much light is lost with a glass top; the results were interesting. It was a standard 30 gallon (36" length) with an...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-18-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Willcooper, Like $6.44 for a 15 volt 16...

Hi Willcooper,

Like $6.44 for a 15 volt 16 watt or $10.78 for a 15 volt 25 watt (http://www.ledsupply.com/power-supplies/mean-well-ap-series-constant-voltage-output) - free First Class shipping.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-17-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Willcooper, Check out this thread, post...

Hi Willcooper,

Check out this thread, post #4 (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/10-lighting/1160882-finnex-power-supply.html) - looks like you can find them for a lot,lot, less....just need to...
Forum: Substrate   05-17-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Lionheart, Welcome to TPT! I...

Hi Lionheart,

Welcome to TPT!

I believe that the ADA line of products (Aquasoil) has additives that are put into the tank prior to adding the substrate. Some of the various additives are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-16-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,959
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Tinanti, If you have a zinc excess this...

Hi Tinanti,

If you have a zinc excess this is typically what plants will exhibit:
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-16-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi msncookie, While looking at your...

Hi msncookie,

While looking at your Microsorum (java fern) leaf with the necrosis I noticed the small stem at the bottom of the photo; notice the yellowing along the leaf margins that extends...
Forum: Plants   05-15-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Matt, Checking EBMUD you are 1/2 between...

Hi Matt,

Checking EBMUD you are 1/2 between a moderate hard and a soft area in the water district; I think the only way you will know what you are dealing with is picking up a test kit - I...
Forum: Equipment   05-15-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi clownplanted, I have used Purigen for...

Hi clownplanted,

I have used Purigen for several years and have tried many of the 'alternative' bags on the market and came back to the Seachem bag a couple of years ago. Why, although some bags...
Forum: Lighting   05-15-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,696
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi irishspy, I have been using the Defiant...

Hi irishspy,

I have been using the Defiant Digital Daylight Adjusting Heavy Duty Timers (#49808) (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Defiant-15-Amp-7-Day-Plug-In-2-Outlet-Digital-Timer-49808/203678095)...
Forum: Plants   05-14-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Matt (@talontsiawd) Assuming your water...

Hi Matt (@talontsiawd)

Assuming your water comes from the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) your water could be very soft to moderately hard. Here is a water quality report from EBMUD...
Forum: Plants   05-13-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi talonsiawd, A picture is worth a thousand...

Hi talonsiawd,

A picture is worth a thousand words, it is much easier to try and define an issue if we have some idea of what the problem looks like, in this case the leaf curling issue.

I see...
Forum: Lighting   05-13-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,696
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi PharmDawgRx, Welcome to TPT! Last...

Hi PharmDawgRx,

Welcome to TPT!

Last spring I tested the Fluval F&P 2.0 on my 45 gallon high (24" tall) with our clubs old Apogee SQ-200 PAR meter and at the substrate level (about 3" of...
Forum: Equipment   05-13-2017, 02:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi katas, I have two in operation, both...

Hi katas,

I have two in operation, both about 3-4 years of continuous use. I use a 200 W on my 20 gallon and the 300 watt on my 75 gallon. Three things to remember 1) must be installed...
Forum: Lighting   05-10-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi David, Replacing a ballast is relatively...

Hi David,

Replacing a ballast is relatively easy, For 2X54 watt lamps I would recommend a Fulham Woirkhorse 5 or Workhorse 7 ballast; here is a link to the ballasts and wiring diagrams....
Forum: Plants   05-10-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi frenziedpace, Looks like Ludwigia repens...

Hi frenziedpace,

Looks like Ludwigia repens x L. arcuata (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/details.php?id=319)
Forum: Equipment   05-10-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi mgeorges, Last night GSAS had champion...

Hi mgeorges,

Last night GSAS had champion aquascaper Bart Laurens from the Netherlands do a talk on Dutch Aquascaping. One of the items discussed was how to achieve the necessary flow for the...
Forum: Plants   05-09-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Malakian, The AGA (Aquatic Gardener's...

Hi Malakian,

The AGA (Aquatic Gardener's Association) had a great speaker on the subject of tissue culture (Dr. Mike Kane) at their 2010 convention. You can purchase the DVD on their website....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-08-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Khua, I picked up a 4 pound bag of...

Hi Khua,

I picked up a 4 pound bag of diatomaceous earth at a local hardware garden center and it worked just fine; removed green water issue and the water was left sparkling. If you purchase a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-08-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Khua, What are you going to use it for?

Hi Khua,

What are you going to use it for?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-07-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi PierreG, When K2SO4 (Postassium Sulfate)...

Hi PierreG,

When K2SO4 (Postassium Sulfate) is added to water the resulting chemical reaction create K2O and H2SO4 (sulfuric acid). Looking at the label and MSDS for Seachem Flourish Potassium...
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