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Forum: Algae Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jbjack777, Unfortunately I have not seen...

Hi jbjack777,

Unfortunately I have not seen hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) have any effect whatsoever on GSA. I have read that increasing phosphate dosing reduces GSA. It is also possibly lighting...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Adrand, It looks like Hygrophila...

Hi Adrand,

It looks like Hygrophila corymbosa possibly var. stricta.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi tylergvolk, I have always used products...

Hi tylergvolk,

I have always used products that contain Malachite Green.

Quick Cure by Aquarium Products


Nox-Ich by Weco Aquatic (for 'old schoolers' like me)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi krackerjack82, +1 for Solcielo...

Hi krackerjack82,

+1 for Solcielo Lawrencia's comment. Since you live in Indiana it is likely most of your 300 ppm hardness is Ca from the limestone in your area. Unless you know for sure you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-23-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi MassiveDynamic17, It looks to be a...

Hi MassiveDynamic17,

It looks to be a detritus worm, typically harmless.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi lksdrinker, Looking really good!

Hi lksdrinker,

Looking really good!
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi lksdrinker, Nice build! FYI I...

Hi lksdrinker,

Nice build!

FYI I found with my manifold higher PSI is necessary for the system to maintain constant flow (bubble count) especially for the valve furthest from the regulator. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Matt, I picked up my Clippard check...

Hi Matt,

I picked up my Clippard check valves (and my Ideal 52-1-12 needle valves) six years ago from Rex Grigg's website; which closed down a few years ago when he become ill.

Occasionally I...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi xfatdannx, I have used Clippard MCV-1BB...

Hi xfatdannx,

I have used Clippard MCV-1BB brass check valves on all three of my CO2 systems for the last six years (since I returned to the hobby) and have not had a single one fail. I use a...
Forum: Plants 02-19-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Aceman, Although this chart is for...

Hi Aceman,

Although this chart is for terrestrial plants, take a look at #8 it seems to look a lot like what you are experiencing and mentions the 'yellowing edge'....what ferts are you dosing?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi tylergvolk, Thank you for being a...

Hi tylergvolk,

Thank you for being a conscientious hobbyist. All three of the species listed, are on the Federal Noxious Weed List including "Sunset Hygrophila" which is a color variant of...
Forum: Lighting 02-19-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Blackheart, If it is florescent you would...

Hi Blackheart,

If it is florescent you would need to change the bulbs; if LED I would pass.
Forum: Fish 02-18-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi elegysanft, I would look into some of the...

Hi elegysanft,

I would look into some of the smaller species of Rainbowfish.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,909
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi King_Shwmoop, +1 for FlyingHellFish's...

Hi King_Shwmoop,

+1 for FlyingHellFish's comment, shouldn't there be an "O-ring" or washer between the canister and the regulator?
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 537
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, Actually one of the finest needle...

Hi All,

Actually one of the finest needle valves manufactured; Ideal PV 52-1-11/12 (1degree 21' taper), is brass. The Fabco NV55 series (3 degree taper) does have a stainless steel needle but a...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 537
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, Concern about water in our CO2...

Hi All,

Concern about water in our CO2 systems is just good sense; carbon dioxide + H2O makes carbonic acid (H2C03) which will cause scaling and corrosion of metals such as our regulators.
Forum: Substrate 02-15-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi The Big Buddha, I agree, STS probably...

Hi The Big Buddha,

I agree, STS probably allows water movement through the substrate much better than dirt and that is the likely cause. The Osmocote lasts 3+ months. the tanks are smaller so if...
Forum: Substrate 02-15-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi The Big Buddha, ...

Hi The Big Buddha,

http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp93232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv36862%3Enu%3D3369%3E787%3E264%3EWSNRCG%3D374998%3B682338nu0mrj

My guess would be the source of your ammonia...
Forum: Substrate 02-15-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi The Big Buddha, A lot of the beneficial...

Hi The Big Buddha,

A lot of the beneficial bacteria (bb) in my tanks live outside the filter(s) including in my substrate (especially in my tanks with undergravel filters). If the bioload of your...
Forum: Substrate 02-14-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi The Big Buddha, There are no 'organics'...

Hi The Big Buddha,

There are no 'organics' in Safe-T-Sorb - it is composed of montmorillonite clay so it is not the source of your ammonia. I suspect these are new set-ups and you are seeing the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-14-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Steven, My tank is somewhat similar to...

Hi Steven,

My tank is somewhat similar to yours, 2X10 watt CFL, no CO2, not all plants remain 4" or less but trimming is infrequent.

Limnophila sp 'Wavy'
Pogostemon erectus
Pogostemon helferi...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 820
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
+1for burr740's comment; Hagen Aquaclear HOB's...

+1for burr740's comment; Hagen Aquaclear HOB's with the horizontal media placement work very well, use double sponges.
Forum: Lighting 02-14-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi photoman, Yes, the drop was almost...

Hi photoman,

Yes, the drop was almost exactly 50%. I run a split photoperiod that may have increased the amount of degradation but the change (as you saw for yourself) is substantial.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi aquanauts, My experience has been that...

Hi aquanauts,

My experience has been that transitioning plants from submerged to emersed (and vice versa) can be very stressful for even healthy plants. There are several members on TPT that grow...
Forum: Lighting 02-14-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi photoman, Just an FYI, based upon PAR...

Hi photoman,

Just an FYI, based upon PAR meter readings I found that my lamps go from 100% output when new to about 50% so I replace my bulbs annually now.
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