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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 10:05 PM
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I have a 75gal heavy planted discus tank. Both plants/discus seem to be thriving. LED Lights and pressurized CO2.



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post #32 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 10:24 PM
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Nice tank.
Nothing wrong with keeping discus in a heavily planted tank using pressurized CO2, if you're familiar both with keeping discus healthy, and using CO2 properly.
Many people do it well, and successfully.
If you're new to either one or the other, particularly discus-keeping, that can be, and often is, a recipe for problems.

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post #33 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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what do u guys think of these discus?
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Great teaching moment..

Look at the pics.. and look at the size of eyes and size of body..

Also look to see which fish have round body and which are football shaped
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well teach me...it doesnt look great to me. color and shape wise.
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I wouldn't recommend that anyone buy any of those fish, even someone I didn't like - lol

I'd be willing to bet that many of those fish are stunted - judging by eye to body ratio & shape. Many don't look very healthy, and peppering turns me off, since stress due to less than ideal conditions can occasion it, just as much as genetics & tank coloration do.
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even breeders allow stunted discus? this is not LFS, its a breeder.
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even breeders allow stunted discus? this is not LFS, its a breeder.
Growing out discus large or medium scale is not an easy or cheap proposition.
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Well he said he guaranted 100% body shape and health. .

Newbie look at discus and see a fish they don't see often..

But have never seen a quality healthy one..

More ur see more u know
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even breeders allow stunted discus? this is not LFS, its a breeder.
Some, if not many, breeders want to sell all their discus - no matter if they've not grown them out very well, and have produced some stunted fish.
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Keeping discus in plant tank

Here are some beautiful discus, he is also one if the best breeders

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I don't see this mentioned often, so I would like to hear some thoughts on Discus in a nature aquarium style setup with Aquasoil. The plants cover the substrate or most of it and the substrate system consists of Aquasoil + Powersand + 5 elements (bacteria etc) and it (substrate) is never siphoned/vacuumed like PFS tanks.
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So water changes are still performed, just no vacuuming. I am thinking of doing something similar to the first in a modified nature aquarium style, no CO2, low light, full substrate system and lean dosing or none at all stocked with easy plants.

What amazes me is the sweet moss growth in the first tank, most moss like cool water. I did read however recently willow moss is more heat resistant of the mosses.
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Here are some beautiful discus, he is also one if the beast breeders
i disagree.. Jack Wattely the man, was god father of discus in USA.. but he has long since retired.. Gabe mostly imports his fish
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i disagree.. Jack Wattely the man, was god father of discus in USA.. but he has long since retired.. Gabe mostly imports his fish
When was the last time you went to his shop? I was there 2 weeks ago and did see about 40+ breeding pairs. Yes he brings some fish, but not mostly


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