|10-20-2011 08:28 PM|
As far as the Discus thing. I clearly stated that they will never be dinner plate sized fish and be anything close to a ribbon winner. What I did also say was that with good WC schedule they will live just fine and be happy. Again, faced with the alternative to what they were faced with in the FS I got them from this is like the garden of Eden!
Its just not correct for people to say that they cannot live happy healthy lives in a tank this size. I have been doing it for years! (I know you did not say that Kooka so im just agreeing with you).
|10-20-2011 07:53 PM|
|10-20-2011 07:37 PM|
|10-20-2011 07:34 PM|
LOL, every time I look at this, I see yet another comment about the discus.
Bsmith! The algae is gone and the tank is SPARKLING! Everything is looking fantastic. Have you had anymore trouble with the dreaded Green Paint Algae? Doesn't appear to be the case.
|10-20-2011 07:25 PM|
Beauty tank you got there bsmith! Love the lime green staurogyne "forest". And as for my 2 cents in the "discus debate", in my very humble opinion, 3 discus should be fine in your tank, as long as you change around 50% of your water every week religiously and maintain an efficient filtration system (as you have been doing so far). You wont be "stunting" them per say, but they will never be able to reach there full potential in size, and they might become increasingly aggressive when they get older (they do like to have private space just like us).
The discus pros on here do like to lecture people on proper discus care, but they mean well. Sometimes you just have to bear with them Also, if you ever have any extra staurogyne and you're ok with shipping to Canada, let me know.
|10-20-2011 03:26 PM|
|150EH||The new plant look nice, real nice and the tan k look sparkling clean. What is growing on the driftwood, was it just a natural occurance or did you attach something to it??|
|10-20-2011 03:18 PM|
|10-20-2011 06:04 AM|
Took some fresh pics. I added a sweet new plant for a centerpiece, Lagenandra Meeboldi 'pink'. Its like a mix of an anubis and a crypt. When I got it there were some leaves that were a bit desheveld so I trimmed all but two and thinking that since it has a rhizome like an anubis I could maybe cut it with a razor to help promote new rhizome growths at the cuts. I cut too deeply in one spot and cut about 2.5" off. So I just planted it next to the main plant hoping that it will be okay and its actually growing something out of it so I think it'll be just fine. It grows very quickly. I have only had it about two weeks and its already about done sending out its second leaf. I hope that it gets even more deep pink but the pale pink is nice enough as it is.
Cut rhizome growth
|10-10-2011 07:05 PM|
|10-10-2011 05:14 PM|
Your tank looks really nice and I love the rocks, I gotta go back to post one and see where you got them.
I just read an article this morning on gas prices and the MO. as the 2nd least expensive state to live in, this explains all these nice tank and the middle of the night install while Momma is sleeping, nice.
|10-10-2011 03:39 PM|
|10-10-2011 01:24 AM|
|bsmith||That's understandable but I have done it for years with no problems. As I stated, regardless if they were in a 120 they still wouldn't get plate sized since I am not about to start doing daily WC's which are required with the multiple feedings growth like that would require.|
|10-10-2011 12:50 AM|
|10-09-2011 07:36 PM|
|10-09-2011 05:30 PM|
|aXio||How long do u plan on keeping your discus in that tank? Your fish look very stunted.|
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