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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 261
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi falcooo, Sponge & Sponge

Hi falcooo,

Sponge & Sponge
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 488
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi philipraposo1982, Do you by any chance...

Hi philipraposo1982,

Do you by any chance have softer water where your live? I do and my experience has been that curling / cupping leaves are typically the result of low Mg or Ca; you might want...
Forum: Substrate 10-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi vanish, I have to remind myself regularly...

Hi vanish,

I have to remind myself regularly that Safe-T-Sorb #7941 is clay and as such will never rinse clear (but then again neither did my ADA Aquasoil - lol). If I want something that will...
Forum: Substrate 10-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi FatherLandDesendant, I think it depends...

Hi FatherLandDesendant,

I think it depends upon what species of fish (and plants) I wanted to maintain in that tank. That said, with dKH = 3 and dGH = 5 (which is pretty close to ideal in my...
Forum: Substrate 10-12-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi FatherLandDesendant, Did you happen to...

Hi FatherLandDesendant,

Did you happen to see my response to a question about pre-loading in this thread...
Forum: Substrate 10-12-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Blackheart, I prefer the heat treated...

Hi Blackheart,

I prefer the heat treated montmorillonite clay materials as substrates; they are inexpensive (like gravel) however they have very high cation exchange capacities (unlike gravel)...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fishkeeper01 and brooksie321, I tried...

Hi fishkeeper01 and brooksie321,

I tried those cheap bags and had two problems; some of them don't have a weave small enough and the Purigen comes out and get all over my tank or they don't hold...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dirbrit, Try Lowe's, Home Depot,...

Hi dirbrit,

Try Lowe's, Home Depot, etc...also used for bug control. 4# about $12 US
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dirbrit, I use Marineland Magnum 350's on...

Hi dirbrit,

I use Marineland Magnum 350's on several tanks. Using the micron filter removes a lot of cloudiness but to remove green water or really fine suspended particulates I had to add...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Matt, Welcome to TPT! If you are into...

Hi Matt,

Welcome to TPT! If you are into aquatic / semi-aquatic plants you may want to check our the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society; FYI the b-i-g annual plant auction is in November!
Forum: Substrate 10-11-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Axelrodi202, Did you happen to see my...

Hi Axelrodi202,

Did you happen to see my response to a question about pre-loading in this thread...
Forum: Plants 10-11-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi mattcham, Here is a thread that may help...

Hi mattcham,

Here is a thread that may help you get started (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plant-physiology-emersed-culture/84762-seattle_aquarists-roys-emersed-set-up.html).

1) ...
Forum: Plants 10-10-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fishbone11, First of all welcome to TPT!!...

Hi fishbone11,

First of all welcome to TPT!!

PortalMasteryRY is correct, typically the best plants can be found on the planted aquarium forums. I personally have probably purchased on the...
Forum: Substrate 10-10-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Stampedfish, Welcome to TPT!!! I too...

Hi Stampedfish,

Welcome to TPT!!!

I too much prefer the heat treated montmorillonite clay materials as substrates; they are inexpensive (like gravel) however they have very high cation exchange...
Forum: Substrate 10-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi megatrev62, When I first started out I...

Hi megatrev62,

When I first started out I used Seachem Flourish Comprehensive (for nutrients) and Seachem Flourish Excel (for carbon availability). Here is that 45 gallon (tall) tank, the...
Forum: Substrate 10-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi megatrev62, I see you are a newer member;...

Hi megatrev62,

I see you are a newer member; welcome to TPT!

Most of the inexpensive kitty litter products are made from a baked (fired) Montmorillonite clay. I use Montmorillonite clay...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi glenCOCO, I have several planted tanks...

Hi glenCOCO,

I have several planted tanks and typically I try to run 7X - 10X the water volume in filter GPH. For example, for my 75 gallon I run 2X Marineland Magnum 350 filters (approx 700 gph...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Brandon, Both Puyallup and Summit source...

Hi Brandon,

Both Puyallup and Summit source most of their water from springs and wells so knowing the dKH and dGH of your tap water may help you determine an appropriate dosing level.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-06-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Actually the quantities (in grams) listed will...

Actually the quantities (in grams) listed will provide a 3:1 Ca:Mg ratio.

Similar results would be accomplished with 3.5 teaspoons of MgSO4 and 6.0 teaspoons of CaSO4.

That said, it does seem a...
Forum: Fish 10-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi I would drop them an e-mail...

Hi

I would drop them an e-mail (info@brineshrimpdirect.com) and see if there is a less expensive shipping method. If not, check with members of Vancouver Aquatic Hobbyist Society (VAHS)...
Forum: Fish 10-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi cowichanplanted, I'm guessing you are up...

Hi cowichanplanted,

I'm guessing you are up in BC? Welcome to TPT. I purchase my bulk eggs from Brine Shrimp Direct (http://www.brineshrimpdirect.com/Brine-Shrimp-Eggs-c2.html). Prices for a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-04-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi goodbytes, I agree with Diana that most...

Hi goodbytes,

I agree with Diana that most plants are capable to some degree of nutrient uptake both through the roots and the leaves. However Microsorum pteropus (java ferns) do absorb nutrients...
Forum: Fish 10-01-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi GrumpyGills, For some reason, possibly...

Hi GrumpyGills,

For some reason, possibly our soft NW water or the clay based substrate I like to use that has a lot of silica in it, but my tanks grow diatoms like there is no tomorrow. ...
Forum: Plants 09-30-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi swimmingwiththefish, Your plant does not...

Hi swimmingwiththefish,

Your plant does not look like watersprite (Ceratopteris sp) but rather more like water wisteria (Hygrophila difformis). Wisteria is a heavy feeder, the slowdown is likely...
Forum: Fish 09-27-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Whitesage, Here is a local store...

Hi Whitesage,

Here is a local store (http://www.aquariumcoop.com/products/siamese-algae-eater) that sells good fish. They carry SAE and they also ship.
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