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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Today, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Willcooper, Based upon your 40 gallon...

Hi Willcooper,

Based upon your 40 gallon tank (likely 32 gallon volume with 2" of substrate) you are dosing about 0.377ppm of Fe per dose; Tom Barr regularly doses 0.7+ppm of Fe 3X per week. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   Today, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Doc7, If I am looking at the correct...

Hi Doc7,

If I am looking at the correct Finnex model then each unit should provide about PAR@33 at a 15" depth; two fixtures will provide about PAR@66 - probably well into the "medium light"...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Willcooper, Remember, "magnesium excess...

Hi Willcooper,

Remember, "magnesium excess may induce a calcium deficiency in plants" so it may not be a lack of Ca but an excess of Mg. Sometimes, even with moderate dGH. it is a good idea to...
Forum: Tank Journals   Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Doc7, Nice start! I have a couple of...

Hi Doc7,

Nice start!

I have a couple of comments,

"Well water comes out of the tap at 0 KH 0 GH" is your home on a water softener? I don't believe I know of any wells where the water comes...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Willcooper, Actually, the pics are pretty...

Hi Willcooper,

Actually, the pics are pretty good! The second picture, upper right hand corner, Hygrophila leaf shows the definite 'hook' of Ca deficiency, Same picture, the leaves look...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Willcooper, Are the "leaf curling,...

Hi Willcooper,

Are the "leaf curling, twisting and crinkling on my ludwigia super red and ovalis and occasionally on my ar mini." on just newer growth? Ca deficiency is typically characterized as...
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi LouisIsMyDog, Using the rotalabutterfly...

Hi LouisIsMyDog,

Using the rotalabutterfly calculator it looks like you are dosing (approximately):

NO3 @ 7.5 ppm
K @ 13.3 ppm
PO4 @ 1.3 ppm
Fe @ 0.2 ppm
S @ 3 ppm
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi LouisIsMyDog, Unfortunately this...

Hi LouisIsMyDog,



Unfortunately this tells us nothing; most of the time if dosing a liquid, the amount of nutrients added (like KNO3) is measured in grams or teaspoons - not ml. That way we...
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi LouisIsMyDog, Welcome to TPT! 2X75...

Hi LouisIsMyDog,

Welcome to TPT!

2X75 watt LED bulbs over what size tank?

1 BPS isn't much CO2 unless it is a really small tank.

Do you have any idea of how many ppm's of each nutrient...
Forum: Lighting   Yesterday, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi thercman, Welcome to TPT! Here is a...

Hi thercman,

Welcome to TPT!

Here is a comparison of three of the more popular LED fixtures for planted tanks...
Forum: Lighting   Yesterday, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi rstampa, Contact Hoppy on this forum, I...

Hi rstampa,

Contact Hoppy on this forum, I believe he may have a meter that he rents at a reasonable price.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Cookie_discus, Most Anubias species are...

Hi Cookie_discus,

Most Anubias species are terrestrial or semi-terrestrial growing along the waters' edge. That said they can be grown submerged without CO2 but they will grow more quickly with...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Yesterday, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Doc7, Glad the Safe-t-sorb #7941 worked...

Hi Doc7,

Glad the Safe-t-sorb #7941 worked out for you....how many days had the tank been set up when you took the picture?

I typically use a white 5 gallon plastic pail with a "painting light"...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-25-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Doc7, All of my tanks (5) are snail-free....

Hi Doc7,

All of my tanks (5) are snail-free. After my first planted tank I decided I did not want nuisance snails. I tried the various suggested dips such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, potassium...
Forum: Plants   03-25-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi LifesABichir, Welcome to TPT! I...

Hi LifesABichir,

Welcome to TPT!

I believe in one of the presentations of at GSAS, possibly by Christel Kasselmann, I learned there are several variants of Madagascar Lace Plant.
Forum: Plants   03-22-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 123
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Esteban Colberto, Welcome to TPT! ...

Hi Esteban Colberto,

Welcome to TPT!

The species Limnophila sessiliflora (Asian Marchweed) is on the USDA Federal Noxious Weed List (https://plants.usda.gov/java/noxious?rptType=Federal) and as...
Forum: Aquascaping   03-21-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi GreenPinky, Welcome to TPT! One of...

Hi GreenPinky,

Welcome to TPT!

One of the more common stones in SE Asia, specifically SE China, are Ying Stones. You will find them sold under that name or the misnomer Seikyu Stones (which...
Forum: Plants   03-21-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi EmeraldAlkaline, Over the last eight...

Hi EmeraldAlkaline,

Over the last eight years I have purchased over $1,400.00 of plants online covering over 65 transactions - all of those plants were purchased on the various planted aquarium...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-21-2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Mik3y, +1 for DaveK's comment.....pick a...

Hi Mik3y,

+1 for DaveK's comment.....pick a color you like and make it easy to change in the future. The background color can help emphasize a mood you are trying to create or be used to enhance...
Forum: Lighting   03-18-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bigblueallday, I responded to you...

Hi bigblueallday,

I responded to you question in the other thread.
Forum: Lighting   03-18-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bigblueallday, Here is a comparison I did...

Hi bigblueallday,

Here is a comparison I did about a year ago with the 3 more popular LED fixtures...
Forum: Lighting   03-18-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bigblueallday, The Fluval F&P 2.0 will...

Hi bigblueallday,

The Fluval F&P 2.0 will give you about PAR@60 at the substrate level (measured with Apogee Instruments MQ-500 PAR Meter), with the 120 degree lenses the PAR has fairly even...
Forum: Lighting   03-16-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Blackheart, I had the predecessor to the...

Hi Blackheart,

I had the predecessor to the Marineland Planted fixture, a Marineland Double Bright, for about 3-1/2 years and it did fine on my 75 gallon when used in conjunction with 2X55W power...
Forum: DIY   03-16-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,395
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Sennithgrey, I started the comparison...

Hi Sennithgrey,

I started the comparison thread on the Fluval F&P 2.0 and I had that issue when I purchased my second fixture to use on my 75 gallon in conjunction with 2X55W AH Supply power...
Forum: Lighting   03-16-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi MissileBear, A year ago I was in the same...

Hi MissileBear,

A year ago I was in the same situation as yourself, I was looking for a quality LED fixture for one of my tanks; here is a comparison I did with the three more popular models...
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