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Forum: Important Update/Announcements 09-11-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,926
Posted By Bugman
Well if you are like me you like to use the same...

Well if you are like me you like to use the same password for everything instead of having to remember different ones. I'm changing the password on everything that was even similar. Especially...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By Bugman
Correct, it really doesn't come off that easy but...

Correct, it really doesn't come off that easy but it is not hard enough to be a problem. I have never yet had something erased from a tank unless I wanted it to be erased.



Thanks for the...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Bugman
A drop checker measures the amount of Co2 in the...

A drop checker measures the amount of Co2 in the tank water. You can't do that by taking a measurement before the Co2 is actually dispersed in the water.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By Bugman
Why do you want bio balls or stars in it?? You...

Why do you want bio balls or stars in it?? You don't want to restrict the flow of water through the pvc. You are already do that just by running the flow through the reactor, don't add to it. JMO
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By Bugman
Yup, and a sharpie has a nice point so it rights...

Yup, and a sharpie has a nice point so it rights just like you are using a pen.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By Bugman
I write on mine in the fish room all the time. I...

I write on mine in the fish room all the time. I just use a premanent marker. It's not permanent on glass. I use one of the sponges that have a scrubber on one side. Very little rubbing with a little...
Forum: Fish 09-03-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,559
Posted By Bugman
Here is a link to a post I made quite some time...

Here is a link to a post I made quite some time ago. This is a method I have used with success. Currently I am working on having the parents raise the fry or maybe I should say having the parents...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-31-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Bugman
Yes, take the plant out of the basket and remove...

Yes, take the plant out of the basket and remove as much of the material from around the plant as possible. In most cases you will want to cut off a portion of the roots, just like you would do when...
Forum: Fish 08-30-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Bugman
Unless it is definitely a mated pair, two discus...

Unless it is definitely a mated pair, two discus is not a good idea. They are a social fish and need to be kept in groups. The cardinals and rams are excellent choices to go with discus.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bugman
LOL, Not only an adept salty but one heck of a...

LOL, Not only an adept salty but one heck of a photographer also. Post the two links you sent me so everyone can see your work. Amazing salt tanks!!! Just cause we are freshwater nuts doesn't mean we...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bugman
Discus, like a lot of other tropical fish are...

Discus, like a lot of other tropical fish are indeed a social fish and as with most social groups a pecking order is established. By keeping 5 or more (same age/same size) they are able to establish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bugman
I really can't answer the question because I have...

I really can't answer the question because I have never kept S/W fish. I breed discus so I can give you a little insight though. While discus in general are more difficult to keep than most other...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bugman
Tropica is one of, if not the largest aquatic...

Tropica is one of, if not the largest aquatic plant nurseries in Europe. Here is a tutorial from them. The piece on HC begins around 6:40 into the video. Very good primer on planting.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bugman
Building supply/Stone yard is where I would look.

Building supply/Stone yard is where I would look.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bugman
Tank 1 has its focal point directly in the center...

Tank 1 has its focal point directly in the center of the tank. Notice how your eyes are drawn there and you really don't notice the rest of the tank unless your force yourself to. Tank 2 comes close...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bugman
When choosing plants for a discus tank you must...

When choosing plants for a discus tank you must also keep in mind that the preferrable temp for a discus tank is 82 to 84 degrees. Not all plants can tolerate this high a temp.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bugman
Most of your plants will get their nutrients...

Most of your plants will get their nutrients through the water column but some are heavy root feeders, like crypts and swords. Use roots tabs in the substrate near these kinds of plants and you will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bugman
Let's add to this (I assume) that you don't have...

Let's add to this (I assume) that you don't have any experience with Discus which adds to the level of learning needed. While anyone can learn and be successful with Discus they are not as easy to...
Forum: Fish 12-17-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Bugman
Laura I used them once. Just couldn't pass up...

Laura
I used them once. Just couldn't pass up on the price. I should have. Ordered about 20 Panda corys. When they arrived a couple of them were already dead. There was a foul smell when I opened...
Forum: Fish 12-02-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Bugman
First food I feed my apisto fry is bbs.

First food I feed my apisto fry is bbs.
Forum: Fish 11-20-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Bugman
That would be Stendker.

That would be Stendker.
Forum: Fish 11-18-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Bugman
LOL, that would be me. Read you thread on Simply...

LOL, that would be me. Read you thread on Simply a week or two ago. Good thread. Discus are fairly new to me also and I've been reading Simply just like I read this forum when first starting my...
Forum: Fish 11-14-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Bugman
They will outgrow the 30 gallon quickly and as...

They will outgrow the 30 gallon quickly and as already stated by others they should be feed more and should get frequent water changes in order to grow out properly.



What size are the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,028
Posted By Bugman
Sorry, guess I should have clarified better. I...

Sorry, guess I should have clarified better. I realize you were asking for advice so my response was not meant to be directed at you but to those that responded saying leave them in the tank. I...
Forum: Fish 11-11-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By Bugman
I would vote on the albino. Panda's only lay a...

I would vote on the albino. Panda's only lay a small number of eggs at a time. That is one of the reasons they are quite often more expensive than other cories. So unless the fry are from multiple...
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