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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By discuspaul
3/4" might work, but it could be a squeaky tight...

3/4" might work, but it could be a squeaky tight fit. Go for 1".
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By discuspaul
To be perfectly honest, yes, it does show any...

To be perfectly honest, yes, it does show any kind of waste more so than it does on black sand - but, the plus side is: you can see everything there is on the sand & vac it ALL up, so, you're not...
Forum: Fish 09-14-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By discuspaul
They look fantastic - way to go !

They look fantastic - way to go !
Forum: Fish 09-14-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By discuspaul
That's great advice if there is in fact a...

That's great advice if there is in fact a specific infectious bacteria or virus
at work in this situation, but I'm not sure that is the case here -

I don't feel the problem is 'discus...
Forum: Fish 09-13-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By discuspaul
Let's assume that all your fish stock was...

Let's assume that all your fish stock was acquired from a reliable source and was healthy when purchased. Most store bought fish are youngsters, but I suppose it's possible you just might have gotten...
Forum: Substrate 09-13-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By discuspaul
The cloudiness should settle down & dissipate...

The cloudiness should settle down & dissipate within a day or two. If your tank is properly cycled you could add fish at any time.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-12-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By discuspaul
Well, you're sure on the right bandwagon these...

Well, you're sure on the right bandwagon these days. Brees & the Saints are pretty darn good - in fact that's one of the few teams that I fear my 'Hawks will have a tough time beating.

BTW,...
Forum: Substrate 09-11-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By discuspaul
Agree 100%. Have a peek at my PFS to see...

Agree 100%.

Have a peek at my PFS to see what develops - it's about 2.5" deep at the rear, using root tabs, & liquid ferts a couple of times a week:
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-10-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By discuspaul
A warm welcome to TPT, Mauro - I hope you enjoy...

A warm welcome to TPT, Mauro - I hope you enjoy the forum.
As you know, I've been envious of your efforts and successes with wild discus for some time, as you displayed with pics during your time in...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-08-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By discuspaul
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By discuspaul
Not only that, but Rodgers didn't even throw a...

Not only that, but Rodgers didn't even throw a single pass to Richard Sherman's defensive side of the field ! That's telling - it didn't work for the Packers at all.
Let's see if the Chargers can do...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-05-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By discuspaul
Where was Green Bay's running game ? Lacy was...

Where was Green Bay's running game ?
Lacy was nearly invisible - too bad.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By discuspaul
You really don't need to be concerned over the...

You really don't need to be concerned over the safety of your fish by getting bleach in the tank - you simply need to rinse the Purigen bag well, several times in conditioned water after re-charging...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-04-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By discuspaul
Are you ready for some football ?

Aaron Rodgers & the Pack in Seattle:
Much as I love A-Rod, I think the Pack is in for another rude awakening tonite. Seattle's 12th man may have a hand in that !

Seriously, Russell Wilson...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By discuspaul
I feel it's still too dark to work effectively. ...

I feel it's still too dark to work effectively.
Try regenerating when it gets no darker than medium brownish - I think you'll find that it regenerates to a very light beige color so you know that...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By discuspaul
I've used Purigen in several tanks for approx. 5...

I've used Purigen in several tanks for approx. 5 years, and regenerate when the Purigen beads become medium-brownish, usually around 2-3 weeks.
IMO Purigen will have lost all, or almost all, of its...
Forum: Algae 09-02-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By discuspaul
BGA, being an anaerobic bacteria, develops in...

BGA, being an anaerobic bacteria, develops in oxygen-deprived or oxygen-free areas imo, which is generally the result of a lack of water flow/ circulation to improve oxygenation.
From my experience...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-01-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By discuspaul
Looking good so far - keep up the good work ! ...

Looking good so far - keep up the good work !

You like Anubias ? Here's my low-tech 10 gal. for you to have a peek at:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/Anubias
Forum: Aquascaping 09-01-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By discuspaul
Not a bad start - right side looks pretty good. ...

Not a bad start - right side looks pretty good.
Suggest you move your tall plantings on left side to middle section more over to the left corner to create a left side 'balance' with the right,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-30-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By discuspaul
The best water clarifying combination you can use...

The best water clarifying combination you can use is a bag of Seachem Purigen in your filter, along with double-layered filter floss, replaced every 2nd week, and a fine mesh pre-filter on your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By discuspaul
According to posts on the simplydiscus.com forum,...

According to posts on the simplydiscus.com forum, many discus-keepers have successfully kept them in pH of 8.0 to 8.4.
However, there are several safe approaches to softening water for discus if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By discuspaul
No need to use RO water - tap water will do....

No need to use RO water - tap water will do. Discus can thrive in pH ranging from 5.0 to over 8.0, so long as it remains fairly steady. (i.e. no rapid, very large swings.)

Age your tap water...
Forum: Fish 08-27-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By discuspaul
There's really no way to tell precisely when. She...

There's really no way to tell precisely when. She doesn't look very large (not yet fully mature ?) or very fat, but that could be because it's only her first batch or two, when there are usually less...
Forum: Fish 08-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By discuspaul
All the Cory species are real nice looking and...

All the Cory species are real nice looking and useful bottom-dwellers that always seem to have a lot of fun, in sufficient numbers that is. You can't go wrong with any strains of them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By discuspaul
I don't believe you have anything to be concerned...

I don't believe you have anything to be concerned about. As others have said, the wood in the one tank will maintain the pH at a slightly lower level than in the other.
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