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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By discuspaul
Ayobreezie: I fully understand your rationale...

Ayobreezie:
I fully understand your rationale for wanting to do a black-water biotope environment to house your discus, which in fact most closely resembles the natural conditions under which wild...
Forum: Plants 03-04-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By discuspaul
Absolutely no reason why not. Go for it.

Absolutely no reason why not. Go for it.
Forum: Substrate 03-03-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,941
Posted By discuspaul
That's the one to get. Even # 30 grade...

That's the one to get.
Even # 30 grade density is good, but # 20 is even better.
Forum: Substrate 03-03-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,941
Posted By discuspaul
Agree 100% - I learned the hard way many years...

Agree 100% - I learned the hard way many years ago. Nothing but PFS for me ever since then, in all my tanks.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By discuspaul
Good-sized tank for discus - it'll make a...

Good-sized tank for discus - it'll make a striking display.
I've kept discus successfully for many years - please don't hesitate to call on me if I can be of any help at any time.
Best of luck to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-01-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By discuspaul
I've used Purigen for 5 years in my discus tanks,...

I've used Purigen for 5 years in my discus tanks, and generally re-charge it every 3 weeks or so, for up to a year - (in 50/50 water bleach) - and then chuck it for new product. IME it still...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By discuspaul
That's quite correct. Highly unusual, to say the...

That's quite correct. Highly unusual, to say the least, of getting poor specimens from Hans.
However, having said that, I've seen a few examples through pics of stunted conditions having developed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By discuspaul
It can be a little tricky to tell whether a...

It can be a little tricky to tell whether a discus is stunted or not. (Or if it's a runt). In addition to the size of the eye (appears larger than it should be in relationship to the overall body...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By discuspaul
It could work ok, but the possibility still...

It could work ok, but the possibility still exists for those 2 not to get along compatibly, particularly if it's 2 months or more. But hey, give it a go if you have to - you can always put them into...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By discuspaul
Keep up what you're doing, and be patient. Time...

Keep up what you're doing, and be patient. Time heals all, its said, and with discus, time has a way of settling out the pecking order aggression to non-serious levels.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-17-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 913
Posted By discuspaul
I agree 110% with these posts - pay some...

I agree 110% with these posts - pay some attention to someoldguy's suggestion of taller background plants at the rear.
You've got a winner - and the foreground plants are just fine - no need to...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-16-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By discuspaul
Re: Multiple quotes: If you want to quote 2...

Re: Multiple quotes:
If you want to quote 2 posts, click on the quotation mark to the right of the 'quote' box on the first one, then click on 'quote' for the second one. they'll both appear in the...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-16-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By discuspaul
Your driftwood is crying out for some Anubias...

Your driftwood is crying out for some Anubias Nana - in crevasses, notches, or attached in any number of ways - wherever you can.
You might consider some taller plants that will grow out & up to...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-16-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,849
Posted By discuspaul
Fabulous tank - it's going to make a...

Fabulous tank - it's going to make a breath-taking showpiece.
Would love to see it set up & running.

If it was mine, it would of course be stocked with at least a dozen adult solid color discus...
Forum: Fish 02-16-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By discuspaul
Any one, or a combination of Boraras strains -...

Any one, or a combination of Boraras strains - Brigittae, Maculatus, Merah, etc.
Not exactly schoolers, more like shoalers.
May not be ok in a strong current - they're too tiny.
Will not likely...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-16-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By discuspaul
Unbelievably awesome ! If you haven't already...

Unbelievably awesome !
If you haven't already done so, you've got to enter aqua-scape competitions - you'd have a winner or 2 there for sure.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-15-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By discuspaul
They will likely but gradually raise the pH in...

They will likely but gradually raise the pH in your tank, and that may be good, if that's what you would like to, or need, to do. Just check occasionally so it doesn't get higher than you'd like it.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-15-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By discuspaul
Thank you for getting us back on track.

Thank you for getting us back on track.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-15-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By discuspaul
Who do you think you're kidding - do you take...

Who do you think you're kidding - do you take people for fools ?
I called you a liar, because you quite obviously are - not because you disagree with me.
You lied when you first said you didn't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,568
Posted By discuspaul
[QUOTE How does Purigen work? I'm concerned...

[QUOTE
How does Purigen work? I'm concerned about using anything that could pull out nutrients the plants need.[/QUOTE]

Here's Seachem's description of Purigen:

"Purigen is a premium...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By discuspaul
My sincere apologies, Pauliukas, if you feel I...

My sincere apologies, Pauliukas, if you feel I have hi-jacked your thread.
This will be my last post in this thread.

Okedokey thinks I am being arrogant, and I believe he's not at all being...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By discuspaul
I don't understand the information, nor the order...

I don't understand the information, nor the order of the information that you have given. It's vague and doesn't seem to follow the order of the questions at all.
Are all of those discus yours,...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By discuspaul
That's the approach I also took for a long time,...

That's the approach I also took for a long time, until I began to read many views over recent years to the effect that the more 'crud', for lack of a better word, that is allowed to accumulate, and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By discuspaul
Looks like the beginnings of green water...

Looks like the beginnings of green water conditions.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By discuspaul
Sorry to push this, but you said, quote : "I...

Sorry to push this, but you said, quote : "I don't do ANY of those things..."

Again, I'd like to hear how long you have had your discus tank, what size it is, when you got the juvie discus, from...
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