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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,854
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi JoeRoun, It has been decades since I...

Hi JoeRoun,

It has been decades since I majored in Chemistry, but doesn't the Muriatic Acid break down the calcium carbonate into calcium chloride + other inerts? I dose calcium chloride to...
Forum: Plants 11-26-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Hong Kong, Trim away, it will not hurt...

Hi Hong Kong,

Trim away, it will not hurt the stems / plants at all. BTW my wife and I loved Hong Kong, a little crowded but great sights, people, and culture!
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Matthew RJ, How about a Gas Canister Wall...

Hi Matthew RJ,

How about a Gas Canister Wall Fastener (or two) that holds it up against the stand. It would allow the cylinder to slip in and out from above but not be knocked over. Of course,...
Forum: Lighting 11-25-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi twinboost, What nutrients are you dosing?

Hi twinboost,

What nutrients are you dosing?
Forum: Fish 11-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 386
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi philipraposo1982, The M. ramirezi and the...

Hi philipraposo1982,

The M. ramirezi and the gourami are fish species that prefer warmer temperatures so I would keep the tank in the 78-80 degree range at a minimum.
Forum: Lighting 11-23-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi candymancan, I responded to a similar...

Hi candymancan,

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

I...
Forum: Lighting 11-23-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi candymancan, My tank is an All Glass...

Hi candymancan,

My tank is an All Glass (Aqueon) aquarium (http://www.aqueonproducts.com/products/standard-aquariums.htm) that they sell as their 45 (tall), 36.3"L X 12.7"W X 23.8"H.
Forum: Lighting 11-23-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi the Dregs, A 1X96 watt kit is about $70,...

Hi the Dregs,

A 1X96 watt kit is about $70, lamp about $28 and my DIY gutter fixture (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/diy-aquarium-projects/79213-h-supply-gutter-light.html) cost me...
Forum: Lighting 11-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi the Dregs, Welcome to TPT! I first...

Hi the Dregs,

Welcome to TPT!

I first started with planted tanks six years ago and my first tank was a 45 gallon tall. I did a lot of research and realized that getting sufficient light down...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fishyfishy101, It is indeed a member of...

Hi fishyfishy101,

It is indeed a member of the Danio family as mentioned, it is a pretty fish.
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Danio-erythromicron-male.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi PlantedRich, A 4 foot long 1" diameter...

Hi PlantedRich,

A 4 foot long 1" diameter brush (works well on hoses too!).
http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp%3B%3C8%3Enu%3D3369%3E787%3E264%3EWSNRCG%3D354%3A8%3B4%3A67338nu0mrj
Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi StrangeDejavu, In 2007 or 2008 the...

Hi StrangeDejavu,

In 2007 or 2008 the 'runner type' swords in the genus Echinodorus were moved to their own genus - Helanthium.

That said, have you considered Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius'...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Your welcome Kavak, glad to help!

Your welcome Kavak, glad to help!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi fish311, The expiration date has to do...

Hi fish311,

The expiration date has to do with it's effectiveness as a sterilizing agent. If it has been kept in a cool, dark location it's effectiveness as a carbon source is indefinite...just...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kavak, Is it working now?

Hi Kavak,

Is it working now?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
:thumbsdow

:thumbsdow
Forum: Plants 11-20-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Julie, Potassium sulfate is typically...

Hi Julie,

Potassium sulfate is typically used to dose Potassium without having to dose excessive nitrates or phosphates at the same time.
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kavak, +1 for klips comment, move it over...

Hi Kavak,

+1 for klips comment, move it over to the other side of the filter.

Hope this helps!
-Roy
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kavak, Do you have the venturi on the...

Hi Kavak,

Do you have the venturi on the input side or the output side of your filter? It should be on the input side.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Kavak, Along with installing the venturi...

Hi Kavak,

Along with installing the venturi properly in relation to the flow if I remember correctly in order for a venturi to operate properly there should not be restrictions further downstream;...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-19-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Blackheart, I responded to a similar...

Hi Blackheart,

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 used...
Forum: Plants 11-19-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi mheat, I would lean toward K as well.

Hi mheat,

I would lean toward K as well.
Forum: Lighting 11-19-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Stoic_Southpaw, Another option would be...

Hi Stoic_Southpaw,

Another option would be going CFL. I used a standard 2 incandescent socket strip light ($15 - $20) with two of these 10 watt 6500K CFL's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi PMaj, Seachem Excel and glutaraldehyde...

Hi PMaj,

Seachem Excel and glutaraldehyde have "a very long shelf life" and according to Seachem their Excel product has no expiration date.

That said, for the last five years I have purchased...
Forum: Lighting 11-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Boshia, Actually, the Zoo Med website...

Hi Boshia,

Actually, the Zoo Med website...
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