Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Mackinaw, Illinois
well i lost 3 outa 4 so far. Last one is still hangin in there. To answer your questions, ammonia nitrates, and nitrites are all at 0 right now. Its a live planted tank w/ a 30-45 gallon HOB filter. Other inhabitants include: rubber lip pleco, 3x phantom glass catfish, lots of fancy guppies (getting rid of soon), 3x khulie loaches, and im sure im forgetting something. Water temp at 83-84F not doing remineralized ro yet just for the fact that my gh is a little high and i was hoping to bring it down with the ro water. Just have a 30watt 8000k t8no strip light on there right now but im upgrading to 72 watts PC 5500k full spectrum with MIRO enhanced reflectors. These were small discus around 2.5" in diameter. They never did eat the bloodworms i gave them. Ill try again tonight to see if the last one will eat anything. Ph is around 7.8-7.9 and the ro water's ph is around 6.3. The initial problem i believe is a combination of stress from transport and improper acclimation, water quality issues, and the 2 full grown discus we had in the 90 picking on them. It was weird, cuz the first night i had them home they looked terrible, the next day they looked a little better (more active as well). I lost 2 that night. The next morning the 2 left (turquoise and heckel) were doing great and started to get a lot of there color back. When i came home from school, the turquoise was dead and the heckel was hiding behind a rock. Im thinking that fluctuating Ph levels might be a cause also. I might do another pwc with ro tomorrow if i have time. So i'm just left with the heckel right now. i guess its just a waiting game now. Thanks for your help guys.