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Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Androider4Life, I did a new 75 gallon in...

Hi Androider4Life,

I did a new 75 gallon in our family room last spring. I screened 2.5 bags (approx 100#) of Safe-T-Sorb #7941 using some 1/8" hardware cloth to remove the smaller particles and...
Forum: Substrate 12-21-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 364
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Androider4Life, First, welcome to TPT! I...

Hi Androider4Life,

First, welcome to TPT! I think Squrl888 and creekbottom have covered the attributes and differences well and I don't really have much to add. I think we all want atheistically...
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Flo, Thanks to jeffkrol we know it is 55...

Hi Flo,

Thanks to jeffkrol we know it is 55 watts and "a light spectrum the same as natural sunlight" which is a 'daylight' type bulb and hopefully about 6700K. Your tank is a little over a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-20-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Milkshake, I have the opposite problem...

Hi Milkshake,

I have the opposite problem here in Seattle; our water is extremely soft and I have to add minerals to get the dKH and dGH up. I have found that my plants seem to do better with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Milkshake, In Florida it is likely that...

Hi Milkshake,

In Florida it is likely that your high dKH (carbonate hardness) comes from your tap water; most of Florida is limestone and most water supplies are from wells drilled 150' in depth...
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Flo, Welcome to TPT! I use compact...

Hi Flo,

Welcome to TPT! I use compact fluorescent lights for most of my aquariums, regrettable the item you reference has absolutely no specifications whatsoever; information such as wattage and...
Forum: Substrate 12-20-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, @Kittenfish, yes it does lower the...

Hi All,

@Kittenfish, yes it does lower the dKH (carbonate hardness) for the first several months until it reaches equilibrium.

@All, the information in the table came from a seven page (pgs...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Tylermn93, The ceramic material in the...

Hi Tylermn93,

The ceramic material in the in-line diffusers that I use are "hollow" (cylinder shaped) which allows the water the flow through easily. For in-line diffusers like that I do not have...
Forum: Substrate 12-20-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, I agree with flight50 that Flourite...

Hi All,

I agree with flight50 that Flourite is nice and heavy and holds plants well but it does not have a high cation exchange capacity (CEC). Flourite CEC = 1.7; Sand CEC = 0.1; Montmorillonite...
Forum: Fish 12-18-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi mattinmd, I agree that some populations...

Hi mattinmd,

I agree that some populations of wild guppies can found in brackish water (which by nature would contain sodium chloride); mildly brackish water contain about 1000 - 5000 ppm (about 1...
Forum: Fish 12-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, The difference between using...

Hi All,

The difference between using potassium nitrate verses sodium nitrate as a nitrate source is:

With Potassium Nitrate both the potassium and the nitrate are absorbed by the plants

With...
Forum: Fish 12-17-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Ben125, Brightwell Aquatics uses Sodium...

Hi Ben125,

Brightwell Aquatics uses Sodium Nitrate as the source of nitrate in their FlorinGro unlike many aquatic fertilizers that uses Potassium Nitrate; possibly because it is about 25% less...
Forum: Lighting 12-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi DevilDogDoc, "Actinic" bulbs come in...

Hi DevilDogDoc,

"Actinic" bulbs come in various spectrums; some of which can have an effect on photosynthesis. I know for a fact that bulbs with more 'blue' in the spectrum penetrate water better...
Forum: Lighting 12-16-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi DevilDogDoc, Yes, and watch for algae...

Hi DevilDogDoc,

Yes, and watch for algae issues 2X96 watt is a lot of light without CO2 so you may have to shorten the time for those.
Forum: Lighting 12-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi DevilDogDoc, Glad to help! If you...

Hi DevilDogDoc,

Glad to help!

If you are going to continue the LED I would do the 2X96 no more than 4 hours if you have CO2. You can run the PC's at any time that works well in your schedule...
Forum: Lighting 12-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi DevilDogDoc, On my 75 gallon (also 4') I...

Hi DevilDogDoc,

On my 75 gallon (also 4') I have a Marineland Doublebright LED which I run about 15 hours a day but it really isn't much for plants...just fish viewing. At noon I turn on 2X55...
Forum: Lighting 12-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi DevilDogDoc, I am guessing a 48" long...

Hi DevilDogDoc,

I am guessing a 48" long tank? Are you running CO2? If it were me I would run both bulbs starting with a reduced photoperiod of 4-5 hours and increase that by 1/2 hour weekly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi brandon429, Possibly not Marsilea minuta...

Hi brandon429,

Possibly not Marsilea minuta but rather Marsilea hirsuta or Marsilea quadrifolia? My Marsilea minuta seems shorter than your picture and only once in a blue moon will have a...
Forum: Lighting 12-16-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi DevilDogDoc, Welcome to TPT; glad you...

Hi DevilDogDoc,

Welcome to TPT; glad you left the shadows and come into the light! LOL

I am well familiar with deeper tanks; I have a 45 gallon tall @ 24" depth. I use a 1X96 watt AH Supply...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Ashneon, The insertion of a 90 degree...

Hi Ashneon,

The insertion of a 90 degree elbow in 1/2" line tubing is approximately the same as adding 9.4 feet to the length of the tubing. Adding 10 such elbows will be the equivalent of adding...
Forum: Substrate 12-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Look for Miracle-Gro Organic Potting Mix.

Look for Miracle-Gro Organic Potting Mix.
Forum: DIY 12-14-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,337
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, The OP specifically stated: which I...

Hi All,

The OP specifically stated: which I believe was accomplished brilliantly. I firmly believe in K.I.S.S. when it comes to DIY projects; less opportunity for me to mess up.
Forum: Plants 12-14-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi DirtDevilDTOM, That is where the 'baby'...

Hi DirtDevilDTOM,

That is where the 'baby' ferns will start growing; at the leaf tips.

I attach my anubias and Microsporum rhizomes to hardscape with Super Glue Gel, it is non-toxic and drys...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi +2 for Okedokey's and KwhyLE's comments...

Hi

+2 for Okedokey's and KwhyLE's comments about using Purigen to remove the tannins, it works great. The cloudiness is likely just a bacteria bloom associated with a new tank and going through...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Nice video Cory, thanks!

Nice video Cory, thanks!
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