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Forum: Lighting 07-31-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
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: 270
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: 320
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: 150
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...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi SmackD, I strongly recommend getting...

Hi SmackD,

I strongly recommend getting plants from TPT forum members or if on Aquabid only sellers in the United States. Beware of overseas sellers on Aquabid and Ebay that are offering plants,...
Forum: Substrate 07-27-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi 180g, I use montmorillonite clay...

Hi 180g,

I use montmorillonite clay substrates in all of my aquariums. It does have a high CEC, typically CEC=40+. As such it attracts and absorbs the positively charged ions in solutions such...
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi greaser84, The drip system uses airline,...

Hi greaser84,

The drip system uses airline, a standard inline plastic air-valve...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Main, Go to Evilbay and input "DASH PINCH...

Hi Main,

Go to Evilbay and input "DASH PINCH SMIDGEN NIP" and you will find measuring spoon sets with spoons for 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 teaspoon.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Neatfish, On the left side, Pogostemon...

Hi Neatfish,

On the left side, Pogostemon erectus

the more narrow stems just right of center, Rotala 'Bangladesh'
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Neatfish, 10 gal; no co2; 2X10 watt cfl ...

Hi Neatfish,

10 gal; no co2; 2X10 watt cfl
http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp%3B68%3Enu%3D3369%3E787%3E264%3EWSNRCG%3D365%3A6%3B5583338nu0mrj
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-24-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Neatfish, 10 gal; no co2; 2X10 watt cfl ...

Hi Neatfish,

10 gal; no co2; 2X10 watt cfl
http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp%3B68%3Enu%3D3369%3E787%3E264%3EWSNRCG%3D365%3A6%3B5583338nu0mrj
Forum: Aquarium Co-Op 07-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Welcome Cory!

Welcome Cory!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-20-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi ProduceGuy, +1 for lauraleellbp's...

Hi ProduceGuy,

+1 for lauraleellbp's comment; I too am a proponent for Seachem's "The Bag" (http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/TheBag.html). I tried the cheap knock-offs and they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi WestHaven, I've received trade credit...

Hi WestHaven,

I've received trade credit for: Apistogramma cacatuoides 'Triple Red' I've raised, Nymphoides sp 'Taiwan' (lots!), Ceratopteris thalictroides (large specimens), and Cryptocoryne...
Forum: Plants 07-09-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi NinHao, Although many plants benefit from...

Hi NinHao,

Although many plants benefit from soft water not all of them do; Pogostemon helferi (Downoi) is one of those plants. I too have very soft water where I live.

When GSAS brought...
Forum: Plants 07-09-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi NinHao, Welcome to TPT! Let me guess, do...

Hi NinHao,

Welcome to TPT! Let me guess, do you happen to have pretty soft water where you live in San Francisco?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-08-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi MeCasa, I used to dose Excel...

Hi MeCasa,

I used to dose Excel (glutaraldehyde) at the recommended 'Initial Dose' of 5ml per 10 gallons and two times (2X) the recommended 'Daily Dose' of 5 ml per 50 gallons. I did this as an...
Forum: Plants 07-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Raith, +1 for jmsaltfish797's comment; I...

Hi Raith,

+1 for jmsaltfish797's comment; I suspect the API CO2 Booster (Excel / glutaraldehyde). I have killed several varieties of moss by dosing glutaraldehyde.

Also, although Aqueon Plant...
Forum: Plants 07-04-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi monkey4life, Nymphea has very soft leaves...

Hi monkey4life,

Nymphea has very soft leaves and it looks a little like something has been 'grazing' on it. What fish species do you have in that tank? Plecos? If not, what other species?
Forum: Plants 07-04-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kdog, I am currently dosing per the...

Hi Kdog,

I am currently dosing per the direction on the Excel bottle. In the past I have dosed the recommended 'Initial' dose plus 2X the 'Daily' dose.
Forum: Plants 07-04-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kdog, I have grown Pygmy Chain Swords...

Hi Kdog,

I have grown Pygmy Chain Swords (Helanthium tenellum) in a planted low tech (PAR=25; no CO2) for quite some time dosing EI ferts and using Excel (glut) as my carbon source. I have had...
Forum: Plants 07-02-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, Thank you all for the identification...

Hi All,

Thank you all for the identification clarification and confirmation of the reproduction.

-Roy
Forum: Plants 07-01-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Nymphaea lotus 'Zenkeri' Propagation

Hi All,

I had a bulb-let of this plant for over a year in my garage (in water) and it never did anything. Finally this spring I noticed a couple of very small (dime size) leaves so when I set up...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi the_scaper, Welcome to TPT! Sure you...

Hi the_scaper,

Welcome to TPT!

Sure you can dose a lower amount than the recommended Estimative Index (EI) quantities in lower tech tanks. I would suggest dosing at about 1/2 the recommended...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi pezrock, Welcome to TPT. I have few...

Hi pezrock,

Welcome to TPT. I have few thoughts regarding the criteria outlined. I do not know the parameters (light, ferts, CO2, temp, water conditions, etc) so specific recommendations will...
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