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  1. discuspaul
    05-20-2016 09:42 PM - permalink
    I've mixed warm & cold tap water for many years for tank fills or for water changes, and never ran into a bit of a problem, or even a small concern. If your Fargo fish people have no problem with that either, that doesn't surprise me, because while younger I lived & kept tropical for years in Winnipeg (where I was born & raised) & I would imagine the 'Peg water was not dissimilar to North Dakota water.
    So I really think you needn't be concerned.
  2. Designs in clay plants
    05-20-2016 08:28 PM - permalink
    Designs in clay plants
    I have my pool sand on hand and the thermometer. The canister filter arrived and the glass vial around the UV light was broken in shipping so I am waiting now for a replacement for that. Meantime I tested my aerated tap water and get a pH 7.6. I am re reading how to calibrate my electronic pH tester, although it may not be necessary as the ease of liquid pH works very well. I am only doing this for my own experience and to see if I can get that equipment to work.

    I understand the need to condition water for fish but still not sure about the temperature thing. I don't think it is wise or possible to use ones (warm) tap water? I thought the fish people in Fargo said they just turn the tap on both (warm and cold) and that works for them. I need to sit down with the test kits and read and get some readings for various water quality anyway and see where I am at and how it compares to the API test results.
  3. maybemark
    11-21-2015 02:33 AM - permalink
    Hi Paul
    I ordered the aquaclear 70 from big Als up in Canada, they were the best price
    So once the filter comes, I can start the cycle
  4. maybemark
    11-19-2015 11:12 PM - permalink
    well, the 135 is now clean and ready.
    I haven't ordered the filter yet, I am hoping they will have them on sale for black friday
  5. maybemark
    11-16-2015 12:27 AM - permalink
    someone asked the strength of the ammonia, no one answered the question.
    I looked at the walmart then put in clear ammonia, found the right bottle
  6. discuspaul
    04-16-2015 06:30 PM - permalink
    Hi George,
    Yes, it's completely normal, and can be particularly bad since you only have 3 of them. Keeping only 2, 3, or 4 discus is not a good number for compatibility reasons, and in some cases results in overly aggressive bullying by one over the other(s), at times causing serious harm, which in turn causes much stress and leads to ill health.

    One should keep no less than 5 discus, preferably more, to significantly dissipate the pecking order aggression.
    If the bullying continues & gets worse, you'll really need to consider getting 2 or 3 more fairly soon.
  7. Georgeh
    04-16-2015 05:42 PM - permalink
    Hello Paul...made a purchase from DiscusUSA. I got 3 Checkerboard pigeons. One is slightly larger than other two and he seems to be a bully , chasing others around. Is this normal?
  8. navarro1950
    04-06-2015 06:20 PM - permalink
    Thanks discuspaul for accepting my friend request.
  9. discuspaul
    03-30-2015 10:04 PM - permalink
    Haven't heard a great deal about them but among the few reviews I have read, there has been some good, and some not so good. The discus shown in their website look good, and they import Tony Tan discus, which are very good quality.
    So overall, it would appear a safe bet to buy from them. Hopefully you are close enough to select your choices in person. Where are you located anyway ?
  10. Georgeh
    03-30-2015 08:15 PM - permalink
    New to this site....Any thoughts on Discus USA (good or bad)

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    Retired - been keeping fresh & saltwater tanks, on & off, for over 40 years
    British Columbia, Canada
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04:45 PM - thedood mentioned discuspaul in post Purigen and Amines
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01:19 AM - sohankpatel mentioned discuspaul in post Too Late for Discus Growth?
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I kept seven adult Discus in 80...
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Just an update to this, I placed...
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I've posted on your other threa...
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Hi again Paul all I could fin...
09:01 PM - Doogy262 quoted discuspaul in post 75 gal Planted discus tank what substrate?
Doogy, do you know what grade d...
06:10 PM - discuspaul quoted Paaron in post 75 gal Planted discus tank what substrate?
... of your suggestion Paaron - I'm simply providi...
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Tons of good info already stated, ju...
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