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Forum: Algae 10-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By discuspaul
I didn't have any GDA cling to plants - only on...

I didn't have any GDA cling to plants - only on the glass.
If you think you have some on plant leaves, just try lightly brushing it off - if it comes off easily, it's GDA. If not, then it's some...
Forum: Algae 10-18-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By discuspaul
When the waiting period doesn't work for you, as...

When the waiting period doesn't work for you, as it didn't for me, and you get real tired of looking at that GDA, and want to get rid of it once & for all - then just 'beg, borrow, or steal' (hey,...
Forum: Fish 10-17-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By discuspaul
Although a 110 gal is a great-sized tank for...

Although a 110 gal is a great-sized tank for keeping up to a dozen discus, it would be more regular work & maintenance for you over the long run than the 72 gal, which is a good size for 5-6 discus,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-16-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By discuspaul
A big welcome to the forum - nice to have you on...

A big welcome to the forum - nice to have you on board.

We'd all love to see pics of your set-up when you're able to post them.
Tell us what kind of stocking you're doing, and what your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By discuspaul
Regular plasticized background products in...

Regular plasticized background products in several solid colors are always available at any LFS, which provide an inexpensive & highly attractive background. You can easily slip a measured pre-cut...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By discuspaul
I'm a big fan of dark blue too, which I use with...

I'm a big fan of dark blue too, which I use with white PFS - and I think it's striking.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By discuspaul
Never happened to me, and I've used it 24/7/365...

Never happened to me, and I've used it 24/7/365 for 4 years steady in my 75 gal discus tank, recharging 2 bags out of 4 every second week. (2 bags in each of 2 filters, while the other 2 are...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By discuspaul
I've not tried AQ water polisher, but I have used...

I've not tried AQ water polisher, but I have used a few others over the years and not one of them compared with the water clarity produced by Purigen. And Purigen does a not more than just polish...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-13-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By discuspaul
Beautiful tank, Mauro, and I love your substrate...

Beautiful tank, Mauro, and I love your substrate - what is it ?
The tank looks like it would be perfect for discus too, but I'm sure that's not your objective. I really do prefer a clean/fresh,...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By discuspaul
The PetSmart bags are just fine to hold in the...

The PetSmart bags are just fine to hold in the Purigen if double-bagged. I've been using them for quite a while with no problems.

Another thing I've used are organza material gift bags (with a...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By discuspaul
Thanks. Hope you're considering a suitable...

Thanks.
Hope you're considering a suitable quarantine - you never know if there is a risk of cross-contamination by adding a new batch directly to the main tank without QT.
Good luck with...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By discuspaul
Nice-looking discus - good mix of colors. How...

Nice-looking discus - good mix of colors.
How many do you have in there ? Any other tank-mates ? Your discus look to be adult or near adult - that right ? Love the Reds.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-09-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By discuspaul
Just add the sump filter, with media, to the...

Just add the sump filter, with media, to the existing tank & give it 3 weeks or so to take on a reasonable amount of beneficial bacteria, and then place that sump on the new tank when you're ready to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-09-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By discuspaul
Discus can get used to just about anything,...

Discus can get used to just about anything, except poor water conditions & quality.

Keep your temp @ 82-83 and many plants will do well.

I've used all different types of swords, anubias, java...
Forum: Fish 10-07-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By discuspaul
A 90 gal tank for keeping 6 to 8 discus, along...

A 90 gal tank for keeping 6 to 8 discus, along with a school of Cardinals, would be a stupendous display - no question about it. Now that you've done some research & ingested it positively, you're on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-06-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By discuspaul
I believe root tab ferts will definitely help...

I believe root tab ferts will definitely help your plants' growth - it will take a few weeks though, for the plants to pick up the nutrient stream
and start utilizing them.
Forum: Algae 10-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By discuspaul
His method is good. I've used it successfully &...

His method is good. I've used it successfully & stand by it. And it makes sense to me.

As for judging the water volume, a best guess approximation would be fine imo.
Forum: Algae 10-06-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By discuspaul
I've used one syringeful of full strength H202 at...

I've used one syringeful of full strength H202 at a time, per gallon, without any harm to either plants or fish.

"The Answer Is 42" 's comments are right on. Follow his usage advices.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-06-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By discuspaul
You'll likely be pleased with changing your...

You'll likely be pleased with changing your substrate to PFS. I use it in all my tanks - looks good imo, and it's very easy to keep clean.
I don't use anything but the sand, along with root tab...
Forum: Fish 10-04-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By discuspaul
Here's my cardinal rules for keeping discus, as...

Here's my cardinal rules for keeping discus, as promised:



D-I-S-C-U-S - 6 CARDINAL RULES FOR NEWBIES TO FOLLOW



First I'd just like to mention once again that discus are hardier than...
Forum: Fish 10-04-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By discuspaul
I'd be very happy to help you out in any way I...

I'd be very happy to help you out in any way I can. First things first though, you should do some research on discus and discus-keeping if you haven't already done so, and I suggest you could start...
Forum: Photography 10-04-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By discuspaul
Hey, nice-looking tank. Keep up the good work. No...

Hey, nice-looking tank. Keep up the good work. No doubt you'll continue tweaking it, and it'll just get better.
Is that a huge Pleco I see on the left side/center, hanging on to the front glass, or...
Forum: Algae 10-03-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By discuspaul
I have also used it a tank with many Anubias and...

I have also used it a tank with many Anubias and some Swords, and never had a bit of damage to the plants or the fish. I dosed a lot of H202 over 2 days, with plants growing very close by the dosing,...
Forum: Algae 10-03-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By discuspaul
No, it's not essential, but it's much easier &...

No, it's not essential, but it's much easier & more effective imo to do the dosing if you can get real close to the affected areas so that you don't have to stick your hand & arm through a large...
Forum: Algae 10-03-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By discuspaul
First, if you're sure it's BGA (pics would really...

First, if you're sure it's BGA (pics would really help), spot dosing with H202 (hydrogen peroxide) will do an excellent job, and quickly.
After turning off the filter and reducing the water level...
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