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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi FatherLandDecendant, Per Seachem:

Hi FatherLandDecendant,

Per Seachem:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi PlantedTankLover, Possibly you are...

Hi PlantedTankLover,

Possibly you are feeding more food due to the increased population? If so then fish and/or shrimp poop.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-19-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi TheFishWhoKnocks, I grew up in Webster...

Hi TheFishWhoKnocks,

I grew up in Webster Groves and my wife in Kirkwood; she still has family in the Imperial and Petosi areas we we get back there every few years.

BTW, welcome to TPT!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-19-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi TheFishWhoKnocks, It is light sensitive...

Hi TheFishWhoKnocks,

It is light sensitive but a few seconds of room light will not cause a problem. If it is starting to degrade it will turn yellowish. I keep a couple of weeks dosing in an...
Forum: Plants 09-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi biglos201, Assuming it is Pogostemon...

Hi biglos201,

Assuming it is Pogostemon stellatus 'Octopus' then it is a strong grower. Typically for stem plants I snip just above a leaf node to encourage branching and re-plant the top (cut...
Forum: Plants 09-14-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi biglos201, It looks like Pogostemon...

Hi biglos201,

It looks like Pogostemon stellatus 'Octopus' to me.
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi mpooyan83, By far my favorite is...

Hi mpooyan83,

By far my favorite is Pogostemon erectus.

Pogostemon erectus (fine leaf left rear)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi secuono, Just a quick FYI; Myriophyllum...

Hi secuono,

Just a quick FYI; Myriophyllum aquaticum aka parrot feather / watermilfoil is considered an noxious week in half a dozen states and cannot be shipped to them.
Forum: Plants 09-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Mpooyan83, Here is a pic I just took. On...

Hi Mpooyan83,

Here is a pic I just took. On the right is Eleocharis parvula (regular dwarf hairgrass) the height is 4" - 5" (avg 4.5"). The one on the left is Eleocharis sp 'Belem', the height...
Forum: Plants 09-11-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Mpooyan83, Sorry, that looks just like...

Hi Mpooyan83,

Sorry, that looks just like the Eleocharis parvula (regular dwarf hairgrass) that I grow emersed. I also grow Eleocharis sp 'Belem' and it is about 1/4 to 1/3 the height of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-09-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi micakkid, I use heat treated...

Hi micakkid,

I use heat treated Montmorillonite clay in all of my tanks and I can unequivocally state that it does lower the dKH (PH) and dGH of my tanks when it is used the first time. It lowers...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-31-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi JoraaÑ, I believe it might have been...

Hi JoraaÑ,

I believe it might have been called Jungle Brand Lifeguard®. It was light blue crystals typically used as an ich remedy; sort of a combination of aquarium salt, and malachite green....
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?a...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=362554&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1409162502

Hi Ka Splat,

Your picture looks like Nymphaea micrantha to me; it is a shame that it arrived in...
Forum: Plants 08-26-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi All, I too like this species. Here are a...

Hi All,

I too like this species. Here are a couple of 'youngsters' in my 75 gallon that are probably about 6" tall.

Nymphaea micrantha...
Forum: Plants 08-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi dwb53910, Or, if you want that thick,...

Hi dwb53910,

Or, if you want that thick, "bushy look" you see in the professional type aquascapes this thread (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquascaping/57960-pruning-timeline.html)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Aparker2005, After I started my third...

Hi Aparker2005,

After I started my third planted tank I too decided to dose dry ferts to save some money. I am currently using the Estimative Index method (EI Method) developed by Tom Barr. I...
Forum: Plants 08-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Chon Lee, It looks like Najas...

Hi Chon Lee,

It looks like Najas guadalupensis to me.
Forum: Substrate 08-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi latchdan, I agree that Safe-T-Sorb #7941...

Hi latchdan,

I agree that Safe-T-Sorb #7941 is lighter than Seachem Flourite; I would guess about 1/2 the weight. It also has 20+ times the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of Flourite. I plant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi brandolando4, Assuming there enough...

Hi brandolando4,

Assuming there enough light, since the plants were growing well up until recently and now floaters are not blocking the light. And assuming there are still sufficient nutrients...
Forum: Plants 08-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jnad, In my smaller tanks typically I...

Hi Jnad,

In my smaller tanks typically I have 2" of substrate and in my larger tanks 3" of substrate.
Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi vanish, The basalt itself should not be...

Hi vanish,

The basalt itself should not be an issue since it is composed of plagioclase and pyroxene minerals. I too like basalt and have some of the columnar type. I boiled it for about 10...
Forum: Lighting 08-12-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi jeffkrol, I also took my readings in open...

Hi jeffkrol,

I also took my readings in open air as I indicated on the reading sheet.

What I found interesting is there was little drop in PAR at 6" off center verses 12" off center; possibly...
Forum: Plants 08-12-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi Jnad, I use Montmorillonite Clay...

Hi Jnad,

I use Montmorillonite Clay substrates in all of my aquariums and have never had an issue with root growth. I do fertilize my tanks using the Estimative Index method of dosing dry...
Forum: Lighting 08-12-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bobbo, I took my own readings using a...

Hi bobbo,

I took my own readings using a Apogee Aquarium PAR meter (http://www.apogeeinstruments.com/aquarium-par-meters/) that our club allows members to check out. Below are the readings I took...
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By Seattle_Aquarist
Hi bobbo, If it were me I would install 2X...

Hi bobbo,

If it were me I would install 2X 15 watt AH Supply LED (http://ahsupply.com/light-emitting-diodes/lamps-bulbs/led-lamp.html) (approx 6400K) and supplement with 1X 39 watt T5HO which...
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