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post #61 of 145 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Its sponge on rizhome. Is it bad?
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post #62 of 145 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 03:49 AM
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Its sponge on rizhome. Is it bad?
Not for a temp fix. However, I would check it weekly to be sure the rhizome doesn't start to rot.
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post #63 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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took some shot before my water change today...



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post #64 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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a month ago shot when i had 8 discus instead of 13 now...
this is my fav photo yet.

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post #65 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 01:47 AM
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Wow! Amazing fish and tank! I never really got the thing with discus before but those are awesome! Really nice tank! What's the smallest tank you should keep one in? Seems it would need to be a decent size since they are pretty big
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post #66 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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U dont need a big one but maybe 50 gal min.
1 discus per 10 gal is kinda rule. U want 5 or more discus
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post #67 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 05:57 AM
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Nice tank and very beautiful healthy looking discus.

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post #68 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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thank you all...not the best setup for discus but so far so good...
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post #69 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 08:28 PM
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that is absolutely stunning!!
I think you did a great job on this discus tank, so don't belittle your work
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post #70 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 09:22 PM
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Beautiful, and I like the symmetry.....
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post #71 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 09:24 PM
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Yeah, face it dkreef, you put a lot of effort into this and you ended up hitting it out of the park. It looks like top notch fun sitting in front of that baby. Congratulations are in order.

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post #72 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 02:16 AM
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This tank is spectacular.

Frankly, if I had something like this, you wouldn't hear from me for a long, long time. Until I got out of the hospital from forgetting to eat, sleep, bathe, etc. I would just be staring at the tank all day and night until I passed out.
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post #73 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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everything has settled in. plants are growing in steady rate and water parameters are in good condition.
thank you for your encouragements!
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post #74 of 145 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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got some hair algae issue going on. lights are on 8 hrs/day
planning on 40-50 Amano shrimps for it.
also maybe some nerites to help with algae clean up...



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I've had good results using hydrogen peroxide spot treatments to ward off that stuff. When I got it I noticed it was in high light, high flow areas. I decreased the flow in that area and did spot treatments with H2O2 and it went away in a few short days.
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