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Forum: Equipment Today, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Your welcome Kavak, glad to help!

Your welcome Kavak, glad to help!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fish311, The expiration date has to do...

Hi fish311,

The expiration date has to do with it's effectiveness as a sterilizing agent. If it has been kept in a cool, dark location it's effectiveness as a carbon source is indefinite...just...
Forum: Equipment Today, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kavak, Is it working now?

Hi Kavak,

Is it working now?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 04:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 710
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
:thumbsdow

:thumbsdow
Forum: Plants Today, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Julie, Potassium sulfate is typically...

Hi Julie,

Potassium sulfate is typically used to dose Potassium without having to dose excessive nitrates or phosphates at the same time.
Forum: Equipment Today, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kavak, +1 for klips comment, move it over...

Hi Kavak,

+1 for klips comment, move it over to the other side of the filter.

Hope this helps!
-Roy
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kavak, Do you have the venturi on the...

Hi Kavak,

Do you have the venturi on the input side or the output side of your filter? It should be on the input side.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kavak, Along with installing the venturi...

Hi Kavak,

Along with installing the venturi properly in relation to the flow if I remember correctly in order for a venturi to operate properly there should not be restrictions further downstream;...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Blackheart, I responded to a similar...

Hi Blackheart,

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

I used...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi mheat, I would lean toward K as well.

Hi mheat,

I would lean toward K as well.
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Stoic_Southpaw, Another option would be...

Hi Stoic_Southpaw,

Another option would be going CFL. I used a standard 2 incandescent socket strip light ($15 - $20) with two of these 10 watt 6500K CFL's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi PMaj, Seachem Excel and glutaraldehyde...

Hi PMaj,

Seachem Excel and glutaraldehyde have "a very long shelf life" and according to Seachem their Excel product has no expiration date.

That said, for the last five years I have purchased...
Forum: Lighting 11-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Boshia, Actually, the Zoo Med website...

Hi Boshia,

Actually, the Zoo Med website...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bweazel, I have two Hydor Eth Heaters in...

Hi bweazel,

I have two Hydor Eth Heaters in operation; one on a 20H and one on a 75 gallon. They have been in operation for about 3 years and I have had absolutely no problems with them, they...
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
@suds1421, I have used various heat treated...

@suds1421,
I have used various heat treated Montmorillonite clay substrates over the years, Soilmaster Select charcoal (discontinued), Turface Pro League grey (grey discontinued), and now...
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Juliek, I ordered my Safe-T-Sorb #7941...

Hi Juliek,

I ordered my Safe-T-Sorb #7941 from WW Grainger (http://www.grainger.com/product/6RKH9?cm_sp=HIO-_-HIDP-_-RR_VTV_P&cm_vc=IDPRRZ11&zoneId=IDPRRZ11) a 40# bag is $12.65; the closest one...
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi suds1421, I did not add crushed coral to...

Hi suds1421,

I did not add crushed coral to my tank because I like to have some control over the nutrients being added. Instead I added some bicarbonate of soda (baking soda / NaHCO3) and some...
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi suds1421, like Safe-t-sorb #7941. The...

Hi suds1421,

like Safe-t-sorb #7941. The first cleaning is difficult but with the high CEC if i miss dosing ferts for a few days my plants don‘t suffer.

75 gal with Safe-t-sorb #7941...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fishyfishy101, +1 for mattinmd's comment;...

Hi fishyfishy101,

+1 for mattinmd's comment; adding chemicals to my water if I do not know what the current analysis is would be foolish. I have very soft water, from the tap it is typically 1.0...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fishyfishy101, Kelp (and kelp powder and...

Hi fishyfishy101,

Kelp (and kelp powder and liquid) do not seem to be a viable source of nitrogen, phosphorus, or potassium. Per an organic growing website:


Epson salt is certainly a good...
Forum: Substrate 11-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Sharko, Much, much harder.

Hi Sharko,

Much, much harder.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-16-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fishyfishy101, If you are doing high...

Hi fishyfishy101,

If you are doing high light with CO2 then DIY are your best choice. If you have lower light / no CO2 Seachem Flourish Comprehensive and Flourish Tabs have worked well for me.
...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-11-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dgaplin, That really does make a...

Hi dgaplin,

That really does make a difference doesn't it!
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dgaplin, I always used 1 liter or 2 liter...

Hi dgaplin,

I always used 1 liter or 2 liter (or 2X 2 liter on a 45 gallon) soda bottles. I think the reason some folks might shy away from glass is if the tubing gets plugged (don't overfill...
Forum: Fish 11-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi megatrev62, Gary Lange is probably THE...

Hi megatrev62,

Gary Lange is probably THE rainbowfish expert in the United States. He has been to New Guinea and collected species (including unknown species), does excellent talks on the species...
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