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Forum: Substrate   04-13-2017, 04:11 AM
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That is the answer I was looking for. Thank you!

That is the answer I was looking for. Thank you!
Forum: Substrate   04-11-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,090
Posted By bonaparte
Probably something redder, but I might go black...

Probably something redder, but I might go black like that. My bottom dwellers will be the usual suspects: cories and Pleco types. I've heard that Flourite is too sharp for many bottom fish so I'd...
Forum: Substrate   04-11-2017, 03:20 AM
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Views: 2,090
Posted By bonaparte
I'm setting up my first hi tech tank this week...

I'm setting up my first hi tech tank this week and this thread is very helpful - but I'd like to get more info about bottom dwellers and substrate.

I'm setting up a 75, and my plan was to cap...
Forum: Plants   04-29-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By bonaparte
I've seen about half a dozen varieties now. None...

I've seen about half a dozen varieties now. None of them are labelled reinickii though. I think I'm barking up the wrong tree.
Forum: Plants   04-22-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By bonaparte
Alternanthera at my local nursery?

My local garden center has started trotting out some Alternathera. The tag just says "variegated hybrid" and it doesn't specify whether it's reineckii or not, but it does have that deep red...
Forum: Plants   03-29-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By bonaparte
How big does Nuphar Japonica get? From what I've...

How big does Nuphar Japonica get? From what I've read it sounds like it gets a foot across or so, is that right?

I'm setting up a high light 75gallon and I want to make sure I give it space.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-26-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,476
Posted By bonaparte
What size capsule? And how much substrate area...

What size capsule? And how much substrate area can one tab handle?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-26-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,476
Posted By bonaparte
My depth of dosing knowledge is limited to what...

My depth of dosing knowledge is limited to what they sell at my LFS. I dose with Seachem stuff - Excel daily, iron and potassium twice a week and all that plus Comprehensive and Phosphorous during...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-26-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,476
Posted By bonaparte
So I've been outdoor gardening for years,...

So I've been outdoor gardening for years, swearing by this stuff. I can just pack some in a gelatin capsule and stick it in my tank with no adverse reactions to fish or inverts? I'm using Flourish...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-16-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By bonaparte
bioload of Amanos

My Amanos are getting big. Is it true that the bioload of Amano shrimp is negligible compared to the fish in my tank?

My LFS says so. Can anyone second that opinion? Or link to an article that...
Forum: Fish   02-14-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,140
Posted By bonaparte
If you can make the room, Pearl Gouramis make a...

If you can make the room, Pearl Gouramis make a nice centerpiece, aren't nearly as mean as angels and school (kinda, a little, not really). An adult male PG is a gorgeous fish.

I'm going to add a...
Forum: Plants   02-12-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By bonaparte
It's not unheard of for a few strands of this to...

It's not unheard of for a few strands of this to come hidden in bunches of stem plants from your LFS, either. Especially if you hit the store on new plant day. This has happened to me twice but I...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-08-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By bonaparte
It's not necessarily overstocked at all. It...

It's not necessarily overstocked at all. It depends on a lot of things, like the size of the angels, the quality of your filter, how many plants you have and what kind of water change regimen you've...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By bonaparte
Cuttle bone like you'd give a bird? How do you...

Cuttle bone like you'd give a bird?
How do you put that in your tank? Can you saturate it or do you need to grind it up or something?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-03-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By bonaparte
Thanks for the input, everyone. There's a...

Thanks for the input, everyone.

There's a ton of hiding places in the tank already, including driftwood, a couple of thickets of fern and a hunk of Java Moss the size of my fist. I think the point...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-02-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By bonaparte
have cherry shrimp - don't really know what I'm doing.

So I set up a 10 gallon for my boy. He loves my 30 and wanted a little one in his room.

We filled it full of gentle community fish - platies, cloud minnows, ember tetras, fancy guppies and an...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By bonaparte
1X neon tetra and 1X cherry barb? Isn't that...

1X neon tetra and 1X cherry barb?
Isn't that kind of a sad state of affairs for schooling fish like that?

And how are the angels treating the other fish? I too want to do angels but I'm reluctant...
Forum: Lighting   12-14-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By bonaparte
***spits drink all over keyboard*** whaaaaaaat?...

***spits drink all over keyboard***
whaaaaaaat? I'm still a low light tank? Moderate I can believe but still low? What's a brother gotta do to get some light in a 29 gallon tank?

And what is this...
Forum: Lighting   12-14-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By bonaparte
just upgraded to HO - could use some advice

Hello! I've had a standard Coralife dual T5 fixture on my 29 gallon tank for almost three years now and I've decided to upgrade to an HO fixture so that I can grow a wider variety of plants. I...
Forum: Fish   04-26-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By bonaparte
My LFS has a wide variety of Omega One products...

My LFS has a wide variety of Omega One products so I'll be trying those. Thanks!
Forum: Fish   04-24-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By bonaparte
I've got cardinals and Foersch's barbs in my tank...

I've got cardinals and Foersch's barbs in my tank and they school pretty nicely, but the tightest and most consistent schoolers are my dwarf red-fin rainbow fish. If my tank was bigger those would be...
Forum: Fish   04-24-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By bonaparte
flake food recommendation

Hi everybody.

I'm looking for a good flake food to feed my community tank.

My 29 gallon tank is about 2 1/2 years old. Since it cycled, I've only had maybe three fish die so I don't want to...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-04-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,110
Posted By bonaparte
I think I'm going with lots of light. I think. I...

I think I'm going with lots of light. I think. I have a low light, lo-tech 30 now with the usual suspects (java fern, windelov, lace fern, anubias nano, crypt Tropica, hygro polysperma and a bacopa...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-04-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,110
Posted By bonaparte
Solid start! I'm going to be setting up a similar...

Solid start! I'm going to be setting up a similar 75g jungle in March so I'll be very interested to see how yours progresses. Please post plenty of updates!

I've got a couple of questions:

Love...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-04-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 85,550
Posted By bonaparte
I don't have the temperance to plant a tank...

I don't have the temperance to plant a tank that's anything less than a jungle, but even a hoarder like me can appreciate how stunning your scape is. Solid work!
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