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Forum: Plants   10-23-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi The Dawg, Very nice improvement! I'm...

Hi The Dawg,

Very nice improvement! I'm glad we were able to point you in the right direction.
We folks with soft water are lucky to be able to grow some of the more 'difficult' plant species...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-13-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi WickedOdie, Yes, stand it up vertically...

Hi WickedOdie,

Yes, stand it up vertically with the water and CO2 input at the top and see if there is an improvement.
Forum: Algae   10-09-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi meowschwitz, For a little over four years...

Hi meowschwitz,

For a little over four years I have maintained an emersed 'Plant Bank' of less common plant species I may want to try in the future, or have tried and liked but don't have room for...
Forum: Plants   10-08-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi BigXor, I grow this species; keep in mind...

Hi BigXor,

I grow this species; keep in mind it is a swordplant and will not grow like a weed. That said, when I first got it I had a similar experience.....it just kind of sat there. I was...
Forum: Equipment   10-04-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jok178, Interesting, so it seems that the...

Hi Jok178,

Interesting, so it seems that the filterfloss has some sort of coating on it or is breaking down and causing the gel?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-02-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Soxfandowd, I believe the activator that...

Hi Soxfandowd,

I believe the activator that comes with the Metricide 14 is a powder; is that correct?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-02-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,715
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi end3r.P, I have a medium-low light 10...

Hi end3r.P,

I have a medium-low light 10 gallon that Pygmy chain sword / Helanthium tenellum (previously Echinodorus tenellus) has done well in and it has a nice carpet-like effect.

10 gallon...
Forum: Plants   10-02-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi latchdan, Here is the water quality...

Hi latchdan,

Here is the water quality analysis (http://www.prcity.com/government/departments/publicworks/water/pdf/WaterQualityReport.pdf) for Paso Robles, CA.

It appears you have more than...
Forum: Plants   10-02-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi latchdan, Thank you for the links!

Hi latchdan,

Thank you for the links!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-02-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi miogpsrocks, The simple answer is...

Hi miogpsrocks,

The simple answer is .......... the one that was calibrated the best. That said I have an old mercury thermometer that was used in industrial applications and it is accurate to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-01-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi alphabeta, You summed up the major reason...

Hi alphabeta,

You summed up the major reason as to why and why not have a glass top. I use them because I have lost fish from jumping and I don't like to have to fill my tank more than once a...
Forum: Equipment   09-30-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi miogpsrocks, Definitely worth it. Over...

Hi miogpsrocks,

Definitely worth it. Over the decades I have been in this hobby check valves have saved me from: shorted air pumps, soaked and ruined carpet and furniture when air pumps died or...
Forum: Plants   09-30-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi latchdan, I have one tank with diatom...

Hi latchdan,

I have one tank with diatom issues where I dose CSM+B; maybe I'll try Flourish Comprehensive for a couple of week and see if there is any change.
Forum: Plants   09-30-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi latchdan, If you add additional Ca or Mg...

Hi latchdan,

If you add additional Ca or Mg the dGH will increase. If you can't dose CSM+B what are you using for a source of micronutrients? You could use Seachem Flourish Comprehensive but it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-30-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi nilocg, When Tom Barr spoke at GSAS in...

Hi nilocg,

When Tom Barr spoke at GSAS in the fall of 2010 he stated the formula as:
"it about 1/2 Potassium Sulfate (K2SO4); 1/4 Gypsum (CaSO4); and 1/4 Epsom Salts (MGSO4)". I think the...
Forum: Plants   09-30-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi latchdan, Keep in mind you can have a...

Hi latchdan,

Keep in mind you can have a moderate dGH and still be deficient in Ca or Mg. It is possible to have an overabundance of one (i.e. Ca) and be deficient of the other (Mg). Also I try...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-30-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi The Coffee, LOL, I thought you were in...

Hi The Coffee,

LOL, I thought you were in Seattle. You would need to check with GLA but it likely the same formula as AquariumFertilizer.com which it Tom Barr's formula. The formula is:

By...
Forum: Plants   09-30-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi latchdan, Don't feel badly, I just went...

Hi latchdan,

Don't feel badly, I just went through an extended period of several months where my Blyxa japonica just sort of sat there. When I first set up my 75 gallon with Safe-T-Sorb, CO2, EI...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-29-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Shanefe, Welcome to TPT! I too live in...

Hi Shanefe,

Welcome to TPT! I too live in the Seattle area and am blessed / cursed with the very soft water that comes out of our taps. Although you are up north and get your water from the Tolt...
Forum: Equipment   09-29-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi EmeraldGreen, The CO2 tubing I use I...

Hi EmeraldGreen,

The CO2 tubing I use I purchased from RexGrigg.com (retired/website closed). It is clear polyurethane tubing (not vinyl or silicone) - Clipppard part number URH1-0804-BLT-050...
Forum: Equipment   09-29-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi SL Dan, CO2 tubing is much denser and...

Hi SL Dan,

CO2 tubing is much denser and more rigid (less flexible) than airline tubing so multiple barbs are not necessary to 'seal' the connection.
Forum: Plants   09-28-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fishkeeper01, As stated it does dry...

Hi fishkeeper01,

As stated it does dry white; however unless I get careless and use more than a drop or two per rhizome it is not noticeable even shortly after attaching the rhizome....
Forum: Equipment   09-28-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi EmeraldGreen, +1 lksdrinker's comment...

Hi EmeraldGreen,

+1 lksdrinker's comment about plastic check valves.....save your money. I have no experience with the Rhinox check valves but it may not hold up well in a CO2 environment. What...
Forum: Plants   09-26-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,026
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi philipraposo1982, Recently I added two...

Hi philipraposo1982,

Recently I added two new lilies to my collection.

Nymphaea minuta (received from Christel Kasselmann; grown by her from seed collected in Madagascar) is supposed to be a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-26-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Buu, If it isn't the substrate it has to...

Hi Buu,

If it isn't the substrate it has to be something else. You mentioned shrimp do you feed them a special shrimp food that may contain calcium for their shells?
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