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Forum: Plants 04-22-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi mossback, Thanks for the comment. I have...

Hi mossback,

Thanks for the comment. I have had the occasional leaf show up on a rhizome that was not lobed, usually immature leaves. But this was a fair amount of rhizome all with standard...
Forum: Plants 04-21-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Microsorum pteropus 'Trident' - An unstable variant?

Hi All,

I have a 30 gallon tank that has been set-up since January, 2010; with the same substrate, hardscape, and mostly the same plants. In this tank I have only had Microsorum pteropus...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,528
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
+1 well stated.

+1 well stated.
Forum: Plants 04-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fishyfishy101, I like Ghazanfar Ghori's...

Hi fishyfishy101,

I like Ghazanfar Ghori's (http://kryptokoryne.aquaticscape.com/) cryptocoryne blog (check out the links on the page)

Also the crypt pages...
Forum: Plants 04-15-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi nbr1rodeoclown, Ghazanfar Ghori, a very...

Hi nbr1rodeoclown,

Ghazanfar Ghori, a very knowledgeable emersed Cryptocoryne grower that has done talks for GSAS and Aquatic Gardeners Association and has mentioned the smell of the spathes...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-14-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi freude88, I would use the DTPA chelated...

Hi freude88,

I would use the DTPA chelated iron.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-14-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi freude88, If you are sure your PH will...

Hi freude88,

If you are sure your PH will stay below 6.5 you can use EDTA. I would recommend the DTPA iron if there is a possibility your tank may be neutral to slightly alkaline. The percentage...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-14-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi freude88, If I understand correctly you...

Hi freude88,

If I understand correctly you want to insure adequate potassium (K) in a tank that naturally has high nitrates?

There is actually more potassium in in potassium sulfate (K2SO4)...
Forum: Plants 04-13-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi philipraposo1982, I keep several species...

Hi philipraposo1982,

I keep several species emersed for future scapes but in my tanks I think my 'gem' plant is Nymphaea micrantha. I believe the reason we don't see it often is it cannot be...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi The Big Budda, I responded to a similar...

Hi The Big Budda,

I responded to a similar question on another forum. GSAS has a PAR meter so I used it to do some quantitative measurements on your subject. The results were interesting.

I...
Forum: Plants 04-12-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Foster, It looks like Ludwigia brevipes...

Hi Foster,

It looks like Ludwigia brevipes to me.
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi ajfjavi, +1 for Jimmyblues comments. ...

Hi ajfjavi,

+1 for Jimmyblues comments.

Diatom filters have been around since the late '60's or early 70's - I have used them many times.

Depending upon how "dirty" a tank is a Diatom...
Forum: Plants 04-11-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi MonsterMoss, Yes, they are the same...

Hi MonsterMoss,

Yes, they are the same plant. The growers in Asia sell Anubias barteri nana 'Petite' as 'Bonsai'. If you see 'Bonsai' in a LFS chances are it was imported from Asia.
Forum: Plants 04-10-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi squatingdog, I much prefer to use the...

Hi squatingdog,

I much prefer to use the "gel" types of superglue, they don't "run" all over my hardscape after I put a few drops where I want to attach my rhizomes. I like the Loctite brand the...
Forum: Fish 04-07-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi RugburnTanks, I am guessing you have two...

Hi RugburnTanks,

I am guessing you have two of the Penguin model 200B filters rated at 200 gph each? Those should be OK for your 56 gallon if it is medium planted.

For my medium / heavily...
Forum: Plants 04-07-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi FishStix, I did a 30 gallon with java...

Hi FishStix,

I did a 30 gallon with java fern species (Microsorum pteropus 'Trident' and 'Windelov') with some crypts, a foregound plant, and a couple of stem plant species that was very low...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-07-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Gamezawy, I too thought that I could...

Hi Gamezawy,

I too thought that I could forego the K2SO4 dosing in my tanks thinking that the KNO3 and KH2PO4 would provide all potassium (K) I needed but I was wrong. I was also dosing GH...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-07-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dasit88, I am not so sure that the...

Hi dasit88,

I am not so sure that the Seachem products will serve your purpose for emersed growth - although they work fine for submerged growth. I grow H.c. 'Cuba' emersed and I find that a...
Forum: Algae 04-07-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi latchdan, Actually the tank looks nice. ...

Hi latchdan,

Actually the tank looks nice. A few quick questions;
1) Is that Safe-T-Sorb substrate that I see?
2) Are you using city water / do you have a water softener?
3) Have you...
Forum: Fish 04-06-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi RugburnTanks, I used to feel almost...

Hi RugburnTanks,

I used to feel almost exactly like philipraposo until earlier this year. I have tried multiple times over the last six years to keep German Blue Rams (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi /...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,986
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Very nice treyLcham! You are well on your way to...

Very nice treyLcham! You are well on your way to becoming a true plantaholic!!! lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jasoncanuck, I have also used blanched...

Hi jasoncanuck,

I have also used blanched zucchini attached to the glass with a suction cup w/ clip - other fish like vegetables as well.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jasoncanuck, They look O.K. although I do...

Hi jasoncanuck,

They look O.K. although I do not see much new growth and the new growth I do see looks like it has been chewed upon - possibly by the angelfish; I doubt if it is the Discus or...
Forum: Plants 04-01-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Krispyplants, I am not aware of an...

Hi Krispyplants,

I am not aware of an official distinct, differentiated name for the longer leaf petiole Asian import variant of 'Trident' - although I have seen it marketed as "super Trident" by...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-01-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, Of the seven disinfectant groups...

Hi All,

Of the seven disinfectant groups tested (.pdf link; see table 2...
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