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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
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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: 152
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: 119
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: 621
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: 9
Views: 233
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: 154
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: 189
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: 9
Views: 233
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: 189
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: 189
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: 238
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: 186
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: 362
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: 1,509
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi sbarbee54, Any word from Sevenports yet?

Hi sbarbee54,

Any word from Sevenports yet?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-06-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, Citric acid is a source of carbon. ...

Hi All,

Citric acid is a source of carbon.

I am not a biologist but from what I understand inside each plant we have a couple of growth cycles going on; the Calvin Cycle and the Krebs Cycle....
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jhncf, I run just 'sponge' in all of my...

Hi Jhncf,

I run just 'sponge' in all of my HOB filters. Actually what you want is open cell reticulated (filter) foam typically in the 20 ppi to 30 ppi range depending upon how 'fine' a filter...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-05-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi hollo, Welcome to TPT! Yes, you can...

Hi hollo,

Welcome to TPT!

Yes, you can use CO2 Booster exactly the same as Seachem Excel. I use about 20 ml of Excel strength glutaraldehyde per 500 ml of micro solution to prevent mold...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-04-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,280
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi treben, I just tried it (http://rota.la/)...

Hi treben,

I just tried it (http://rota.la/) and it worked for me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-02-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Shipping Methods for Nymphaea micrantha and Nyphoides species

Hi All,

If you are familiar with these species you know that the leaves are very thin and fragile; they 'melt' or wilt very easily (which is probably why you don't see the big plant farms offering...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Skelly, Northwest water can certainly be...

Hi Skelly,

Northwest water can certainly be challenge; I too add MgSO4 and CaCl2 to my planted tanks. Although I don't keep snails now when I did I found that adding limestone seemed to help keep...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-02-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,509
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Steve, I am very sorry to hear about your...

Hi Steve,

I am very sorry to hear about your tank disaster. I too have experienced a catastrophic seam failure - a 45 gallon tall. A bottom seam failed at night and I woke up to an empty 45...
Forum: Lighting 07-31-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, I agree with rush~ that the Planted+...

Hi All,

I agree with rush~ that the Planted+ is more appealing visually but has lower PAR values; but why is it that we have to choose between the two? Why can't we have both? Granted,...
Forum: Lighting 07-31-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jay6896, That is typically the problem...

Hi jay6896,

That is typically the problem with the majority of LED fixtures, they have a 'fixed' output spectrum unlike fluorescent tube fixtures where you can change the look by changing the...
Forum: Plants 07-29-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Rainsong, +1 for Monster Fish's...

Hi Rainsong,

+1 for Monster Fish's recommendation for Marsilea sp; I like Marsilea minuta; no trimming and it does well in our Northwest water. I grew it in my 45 gallon tall (24" deep) with 1X96...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi tenthe, Here are pics of Pygmy Chain...

Hi tenthe,

Here are pics of Pygmy Chain Sword (where I was dosing 2X Excel 'Daily' dose) and a pic of green Mondo Grass. I agree yours looks like a Sagittaria.
Pygmy Chain Sword (Helanthium...
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