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10-20-2011 08:28 PM
bsmith
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Originally Posted by Kooka View Post
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.
Thanks the s.Tropica 049 is one of my favorite foreground plants because it grows much slower then any other ones I have kept and also it seems to me able to keep BBA off of it again, unlike most other fore plants I have used in the past.

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).

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Originally Posted by sewingalot View Post
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.
Nope, there is no algae at all other then the normal stuff that is unavoidable in a tank with a bright of lighting as I( have. Thanks to you!!!

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yea i have to bite my tongue every time.
I have no problem with free speech and personal expression in my threads. Come on down!

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Don't bite your tongue, it hurts...
Yeah, tell me about it. Not my tongue per se but last Thurs I believe I bit the Eff out of the right side corner of my mouth (where my top/bottom lip meet) with my K9s and actually herd it being cut! Then yesterday I did the exact same thing in the exact same spot! Sucks hard!
10-20-2011 07:53 PM
Kooka
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Originally Posted by nonconductive View Post
yea i have to bite my tongue everytime.
Don't bite your tongue, it hurts...
10-20-2011 07:37 PM
nonconductive
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Originally Posted by sewingalot View Post
LOL, every time I look at this, I see yet another comment about the discus.
yea i have to bite my tongue everytime.
10-20-2011 07:34 PM
sewingalot 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
Kooka 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
Plant keeper
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Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
I feel that 4-5 discus can be kept in a ~40g tank as long as water changes are done diligently (I do 50% wc's weekly with RO) and they are fed properly. They will not get dinnerplate sized but they were already so stunted from how they were kept at the FS that wouldn't be possible in a bare bottomed tank with 4x WC daily andmultiple feedings anyway.

I have a soft spot for sick fish.
I 100% disagreewith this.....
10-20-2011 06:04 AM
bsmith 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
bsmith
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Originally Posted by 150EH View Post
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.
I got them from thedriftwoodstore.com
10-10-2011 05:14 PM
150EH 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
bsmith
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Originally Posted by supaoopa View Post
Looks beautiful. Would love to switch out my 29 for a 37.
Thats what I did. You gain 4"in height so if you do make sure your lighting is adequate as a 24" tall tank is pretty tough to light the substrate.
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
aXio
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Originally Posted by NStarr View Post
I strongly disagree with that.
As do I
10-09-2011 07:36 PM
NStarr
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Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
I feel that 4-5 discus can be kept in a ~40g tank as long as water changes are done diligently (I do 50% wc's weekly with RO) and they are fed properly. They will not get dinnerplate sized but they were already so stunted from how they were kept at the FS that wouldn't be possible in a bare bottomed tank with 4x WC daily andmultiple feedings anyway.

I have a soft spot for sick fish.
I strongly disagree with that.
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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