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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi biglos201, Assuming it is Pogostemon...

Hi biglos201,

Assuming it is Pogostemon stellatus 'Octopus' then it is a strong grower. Typically for stem plants I snip just above a leaf node to encourage branching and re-plant the top (cut...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi biglos201, It looks like Pogostemon...

Hi biglos201,

It looks like Pogostemon stellatus 'Octopus' to me.
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi mpooyan83, By far my favorite is...

Hi mpooyan83,

By far my favorite is Pogostemon erectus.

Pogostemon erectus (fine leaf left rear)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi secuono, Just a quick FYI; Myriophyllum...

Hi secuono,

Just a quick FYI; Myriophyllum aquaticum aka parrot feather / watermilfoil is considered an noxious week in half a dozen states and cannot be shipped to them.
Forum: Plants 09-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Mpooyan83, Here is a pic I just took. On...

Hi Mpooyan83,

Here is a pic I just took. On the right is Eleocharis parvula (regular dwarf hairgrass) the height is 4" - 5" (avg 4.5"). The one on the left is Eleocharis sp 'Belem', the height...
Forum: Plants 09-11-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Mpooyan83, Sorry, that looks just like...

Hi Mpooyan83,

Sorry, that looks just like the Eleocharis parvula (regular dwarf hairgrass) that I grow emersed. I also grow Eleocharis sp 'Belem' and it is about 1/4 to 1/3 the height of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-09-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi micakkid, I use heat treated...

Hi micakkid,

I use heat treated Montmorillonite clay in all of my tanks and I can unequivocally state that it does lower the dKH (PH) and dGH of my tanks when it is used the first time. It lowers...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-31-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi JoraaÑ, I believe it might have been...

Hi JoraaÑ,

I believe it might have been called Jungle Brand Lifeguard®. It was light blue crystals typically used as an ich remedy; sort of a combination of aquarium salt, and malachite green....
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?a...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=362554&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1409162502

Hi Ka Splat,

Your picture looks like Nymphaea micrantha to me; it is a shame that it arrived in...
Forum: Plants 08-26-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, I too like this species. Here are a...

Hi All,

I too like this species. Here are a couple of 'youngsters' in my 75 gallon that are probably about 6" tall.

Nymphaea micrantha...
Forum: Plants 08-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dwb53910, Or, if you want that thick,...

Hi dwb53910,

Or, if you want that thick, "bushy look" you see in the professional type aquascapes this thread (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquascaping/57960-pruning-timeline.html)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Aparker2005, After I started my third...

Hi Aparker2005,

After I started my third planted tank I too decided to dose dry ferts to save some money. I am currently using the Estimative Index method (EI Method) developed by Tom Barr. I...
Forum: Plants 08-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Chon Lee, It looks like Najas...

Hi Chon Lee,

It looks like Najas guadalupensis to me.
Forum: Substrate 08-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi latchdan, I agree that Safe-T-Sorb #7941...

Hi latchdan,

I agree that Safe-T-Sorb #7941 is lighter than Seachem Flourite; I would guess about 1/2 the weight. It also has 20+ times the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of Flourite. I plant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi brandolando4, Assuming there enough...

Hi brandolando4,

Assuming there enough light, since the plants were growing well up until recently and now floaters are not blocking the light. And assuming there are still sufficient nutrients...
Forum: Plants 08-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jnad, In my smaller tanks typically I...

Hi Jnad,

In my smaller tanks typically I have 2" of substrate and in my larger tanks 3" of substrate.
Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi vanish, The basalt itself should not be...

Hi vanish,

The basalt itself should not be an issue since it is composed of plagioclase and pyroxene minerals. I too like basalt and have some of the columnar type. I boiled it for about 10...
Forum: Lighting 08-12-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jeffkrol, I also took my readings in open...

Hi jeffkrol,

I also took my readings in open air as I indicated on the reading sheet.

What I found interesting is there was little drop in PAR at 6" off center verses 12" off center; possibly...
Forum: Plants 08-12-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jnad, I use Montmorillonite Clay...

Hi Jnad,

I use Montmorillonite Clay substrates in all of my aquariums and have never had an issue with root growth. I do fertilize my tanks using the Estimative Index method of dosing dry...
Forum: Lighting 08-12-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bobbo, I took my own readings using a...

Hi bobbo,

I took my own readings using a Apogee Aquarium PAR meter (http://www.apogeeinstruments.com/aquarium-par-meters/) that our club allows members to check out. Below are the readings I took...
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bobbo, If it were me I would install 2X...

Hi bobbo,

If it were me I would install 2X 15 watt AH Supply LED (http://ahsupply.com/light-emitting-diodes/lamps-bulbs/led-lamp.html) (approx 6400K) and supplement with 1X 39 watt T5HO which...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Thenoob, Not really an uncommon plant, it...

Hi Thenoob,

Not really an uncommon plant, it is indigenous to the eastern US. It seems to be more popular in Europe where it is sold into the hobby by at least one of the big plant farms. Not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi hollo, Yes, that sounds like mold; very...

Hi hollo,

Yes, that sounds like mold; very common in CSM+B solutions even when I used distilled water. I now add about 10 ml of Seachem Excel / glutaraldehyde per 500 ml to my micro solutions and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-08-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi luky, Here are the results I got from a...

Hi luky,

Here are the results I got from a PAR meter; the results were interesting. It was a standard 30 gallon (36" length) with an 2X36 watt (6700K) AH Supply kit over a Aqueon Versa-Top (3/16"...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,581
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi sbarbee54, Any word from Sevenports yet?

Hi sbarbee54,

Any word from Sevenports yet?
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