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post #136 of 210 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 03:06 AM
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post #137 of 210 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
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I have done a little more re-arranging to stabilize the drift wood. the java ferns still struggle.
I dose once or twice a week with flourish.
I cut back the bad leaves, the roots look healthy
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post #138 of 210 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Love your fish.

Maybe add some more plants? Your mermaid is complaining to the fish that here's no place to hide.
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yes, I need to add more plants, perhaps more anubia nana, on the right side around the mermaid. there are a lot of java fern on the left side of the wood it just needs to grow.
in this tank I am only planting on the wood
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the java ferns did not thrive. the discus babies passed as the thermometer I had was not big enough for the tank, so I added 2 angles to add that shape and dimension to the tank, but they terrorized the tank killing 5 rainbows and the smaller geophagus, so they are GONE. and the tak is peaceful once more.
Planted a lily and it is doing well so added a few more plants to the substraight
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In my experience if you ever want to introduce discus to any display aquarium it is best to introduce adult ones as they are more accepting of any little changes in the aquarium as opposed to juveniles which need extremely good water conditions. I use to breed discus for a few years and i found myself keeping them in bare bottom tanks with sponge filters until they reached 4 inches. After that point they would be able to go into a display tank. Juvenile Discus also need very heavy feedings in order to grow well which might not work so well with a planted tank. Huge feedings in planted tanks could cause nutrient problems in the water, which can in then cause algae. Also discus dont go well with any fish that can outcompete with it for food such as rainbowfish. So they will get stressed out and not feed well either. If you want discus I say they need to be alone and if want to try them with anything small tetras might be your best bet.
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Meg, the tank is looking awesome!

Once I find my driftwood, I want you to make 2 mermaids for me.
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In my experience if you ever want to introduce discus to any display aquarium it is best to introduce adult ones as they are more accepting of any little changes in the aquarium as opposed to juveniles which need extremely good water conditions. I use to breed discus for a few years and i found myself keeping them in bare bottom tanks with sponge filters until they reached 4 inches. After that point they would be able to go into a display tank. Juvenile Discus also need very heavy feedings in order to grow well which might not work so well with a planted tank. Huge feedings in planted tanks could cause nutrient problems in the water, which can in then cause algae. Also discus dont go well with any fish that can outcompete with it for food such as rainbowfish. So they will get stressed out and not feed well either. If you want discus I say they need to be alone and if want to try them with anything small tetras might be your best bet.
yes, I did large water changes very other day and was feeding beefheart multitimes a day, everyone was eating well, un be known to me the tank was to cold.
and yes, bare bottom on their own would be easier
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Meg, the tank is looking awesome!

Once I find my driftwood, I want you to make 2 mermaids for me.

read this
How-To: Mineralized Soil Substrate (MTS), by Aaron Talbot
and you can see my other tank thread and see how I did my dirt
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Thanks, Meg. That is an interesting article. I saved it for when I start doing my soil. It's riding around in the back of my truck. LOL

Where do you get potters clay?
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I get the clay at the art gallery here where I do my work. but I bet any art supply place would have it
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I have added more plants
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Hello meganne
Your tank is beautiful.
If anyone is interested in your mermaids and wants to talk to a satisfied customer just refer them to me. I still love my mermaid. She's my bit of fantasy in my jungle tank. She cleans up nicely. You are a wonderful artist.
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hello Sam!!!!
how are you? I have had a BUSY winter! just life stuff but busy none the less.
Hope you are happy, well and had a wonderful Christmas.
Nice to hear you mermaid continues to enchant you! two others have found homes in planted tanks and 6 went to destinations unknown during the holidays!
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