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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-29-2008, 01:57 AM
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Posted By white-worms
did you make that out of just one piece of paper?

did you make that out of just one piece of paper?
Forum: Fish 06-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By white-worms
You hit the nail on the head, he needs to learn a...

You hit the nail on the head, he needs to learn a lot more about keeping Discus and there requirements in general first before getting some. That's what I did years ago when I first saw them in a...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By white-worms
$8 is only about 5 (UK) money. You'll be lucky...

$8 is only about 5 (UK) money. You'll be lucky to buy 3inch discus for that price unless you have access to buy at trade price
Forum: Fish 06-26-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By white-worms
well from my experience with discus over many...

well from my experience with discus over many years. It may seem a little cruel to not provide any hiding places, but it helps to bring them out their shell a lot faster. Than if you do give them...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By white-worms
I know you had good intentions giving the Discus...

I know you had good intentions giving the Discus you resuced good hidding places, but if truth be said. It's better not to give discus any hidding places. Because somtimes they will hide and refuse...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,033
Posted By white-worms
it's possible, and having plants to help remove...

it's possible, and having plants to help remove nitrates is a good also. But as pointed out already, Discus are best in groups. And just having one discus alone in a tank is not such a good idea in...
Forum: Fish 06-24-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By white-worms
guess it depends where you go, your average small...

guess it depends where you go, your average small pet shop might not sell them due to purchase price they have to pay themselves. But the larger aquarium shops usually do. or can at least order them...
Forum: Fish 06-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By white-worms
The best small size for a breeding pair is a 2ft...

The best small size for a breeding pair is a 2ft cube.

I have bred them in a 30X18X18 size tank. But I would not go any smaller than that, and that was borderline if you ask me!

You do realise...
Forum: Fish 06-24-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By white-worms
you took the words out my mouth, thats the first...

you took the words out my mouth, thats the first time ever I've seen a person put boxes in the tank for the plecs :)

Well it won't be hard to induce further spawning now they have paired up and...
Forum: Fish 06-24-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By white-worms
flying fox eat algae and only stay small. small...

flying fox eat algae and only stay small. small loaches are ok too. Be carefull with certain plecs, as they grow large very fast and will start to uproot your plants etc.
Forum: Fish 06-19-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By white-worms
To be honest I would not get 1 male and 1 female...

To be honest I would not get 1 male and 1 female ram. He will pester the female to death. Male rams usually have a harem. So your better getting like one male ram to 3 females.

If you get blue...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 63,132
Posted By white-worms
I've used Ehiem cansiter filters in the past, and...

I've used Ehiem cansiter filters in the past, and they are very good filters. Now though, I just use the ones that came with my system and they seem just as good.

Things have moved on now, years...
Forum: Fish 06-15-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By white-worms
You tend to see a lot of rainbow fish in aquatic...

You tend to see a lot of rainbow fish in aquatic shops that have planted display tanks.
Forum: Fish 06-15-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By white-worms
Good advice and true, Angels are very much like...

Good advice and true, Angels are very much like Discus. You need to get about 4-5 together. So the fighting is not always on just one fish. It also helps if you have a larger than needed tank also....
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By white-worms
Auto Water Change Equipment

A few years ago, I stumbled on this site that advertised a device that does water changes all in one.

Basicly as you pump water into the tank, it also syphons out using the presure of the water...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,533
Posted By white-worms
I have a discus tank 6ft. I have plants in it and...

I have a discus tank 6ft. I have plants in it and have my spray-bar so it points upwards to give a little surface movement to help aerate (82.5 degrees). Am I wasting my time trying to grow the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By white-worms
well if you decide to go ahead and buy some...

well if you decide to go ahead and buy some discus, do yourself a favour. Ask the seller if they are wild or home bred. If there wild you might have an hard time getting them used to feeding on...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By white-worms
The two filters I use came with the setup. There...

The two filters I use came with the setup. There are called CF1200 and you can view more information about them here: http://www.just4fish.com.au/product_info.php?product_id=421

The tank setup is...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By white-worms
Well I keep fish stocking levels very low for a...

Well I keep fish stocking levels very low for a 6ftX2ftX2ft aquarium setup. I've done this on purpose to help avoid having to do regular water changes like you would have to do if you had high fish...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,533
Posted By white-worms
Well I've had lots of lighting in the past for...

Well I've had lots of lighting in the past for various setups before T5 lighting came out. On this new Aqua One 6ft tank I bought, it comes with T5 lighting. as standard. And to be honest I'm amazed...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,533
Posted By white-worms
WOW, how on earth did you get your plants to grow...

WOW, how on earth did you get your plants to grow so much and so well like that. You could make a small fortune and ebay selling them as bunches :)
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By white-worms
thanks, well I used to breed Discus at one time...

thanks, well I used to breed Discus at one time and sell them.

A bit about the aquarium setup itself. In the images you can't see the two large external canister filters that are hidden behind...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By white-worms
New Aqua One 6ft Display

About 3 weeks ago I splashed out some money and bought myself what I've always wanted. A large 6ft Aquarium to house my Discus and other fish that match them in.

Well here are some photo's so far...
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