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Forum: Lighting   Today, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bif24701, I have a 75 gallon with an LED...

Hi bif24701,

I have a 75 gallon with an LED fixture. Last year, when I had to replace a light for my 30 gallon (36") tank I did a quick comparison of three of the more popular LED fixtures at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Today, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jeffkrol, I agree 100%. If you don't...

Hi jeffkrol,

I agree 100%. If you don't know how to handle chemicals properly, wear proper protective gear, or fail to provide adequate ventilation when working with chemicals the result could be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Today, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi clownplanted, I used Seachem Flourish...

Hi clownplanted,

I used Seachem Flourish Excel until approximately October of 2008, for the last nine years I have been using glutaraldehyde. I have some background in Chemistry so I purchase...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Today, 05:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi sfsshrimp, You are certainly entitled to...

Hi sfsshrimp,

You are certainly entitled to your opinion.

However based upon my experience using Excel/Glutaraldehyde for over 8 years I disagree that assessment. I started using it when I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Today, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi sohankpatel, The current Seachem page has...

Hi sohankpatel,

The current Seachem page has the 2016 MSDS sheet with isn't much help - just 'proprietary' mumbo jumbo. The 2008 version of the Seachem Excel MSDS sheet...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Today, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 360
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi sohankpatel, All I know is a mass...

Hi sohankpatel,

All I know is a mass spectrometer analysis of Seachem Flourish Excel confirmed that Excel contains 1.5% Glutaraldehyde; here is a link to the thread at indianaquariumhobbyist.com...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Thehobbyhobbyist, Welcome to TPT! ...

Hi Thehobbyhobbyist,

Welcome to TPT!

The likely culprit is the Malaysian driftwood, the tannins are reddish in color and it can put out tannins for many months. The water changes to resolve...
Forum: Lighting   03-27-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi rstampa & Funken_A, Possibly you can...

Hi rstampa & Funken_A,

Possibly you can reach him here (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/members/hoppycalif.html); try a PM.

clownplanted....likely because you were offering to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-27-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi TheLordOfTheFish, Welcome to TPT! ...

Hi TheLordOfTheFish,

Welcome to TPT!

Yes, that is a reasonable approach. For just a 5 gallon those ferts should be sufficient for several years.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-27-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
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   03-27-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
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   03-26-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
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   03-26-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
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   03-26-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
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   03-26-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
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   03-26-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
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   03-26-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
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   03-26-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
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   03-26-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
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   03-26-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
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   03-26-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
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   03-26-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
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: 20
Views: 502
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: 138
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: 133
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...
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