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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
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: 237
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: 7
Views: 160
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: 356
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: 135
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.
Forum: Photography 08-26-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By discuspaul
Nice work. You have a good eye for...

Nice work.
You have a good eye for aqua-scaping, and your plant selection of different shapes, sizes and colors is excellent.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-24-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By discuspaul
I've used these types of 'gift store' bags too. ...

I've used these types of 'gift store' bags too.
I'm fairly certain most of them are made with organza material - very fine mesh.
The Purigen can be re-charged in these bags - they'll hold up for a...
Forum: DIY 08-22-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By discuspaul
Looks like a male to me.

Looks like a male to me.
Forum: Fish 08-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By discuspaul
If it's only Embers in that tank, you could...

If it's only Embers in that tank, you could easily do twice that number - 20 fish of that size would be a very acceptable bio-load in a 15 gal.

I've been keeping 20 Neons (about the same size as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By discuspaul
Really, you can never do too much water changes...

Really, you can never do too much water changes (quantity-wise).
I have a small tank with a bunch of Neons I want to breed - I do as complete a wc as I can once a week - get the water level down to...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By discuspaul
You're probably right. You should do something...

You're probably right. You should do something about it if you want to raise some Angel fry.
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By discuspaul
I kept Harlequins with Discus @ 83 F for a couple...

I kept Harlequins with Discus @ 83 F for a couple of years, along with Cardinals, Rummy-Noses & several strains of Cories, and they all seemed to do fairly well.
Who knows though, whether the higher...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By discuspaul
That's my view - that's what I had heard numerous...

That's my view - that's what I had heard numerous times from experienced egg-layer breeders over many years, and I'll stick with it ! LOL
Matter of fact, it's extremely difficult to sex many, if not...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By discuspaul
Are those pics of the same fish, or is it 3...

Are those pics of the same fish, or is it 3 different fish ?
I suspect it's the same fish, and it looks mature, well-colored and healthy.
I don't think there's anything wrong with it - I feel it's...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By discuspaul
Not that I disbelieve you, but I've been keeping...

Not that I disbelieve you, but I've been keeping fish for well over 50 years, including having kept probably hundreds of neons over time, and I had never heard of the crooked stripe/straight stripe...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By discuspaul
StrangeDejavu, you mentioned having 12 males & 2...

StrangeDejavu, you mentioned having 12 males & 2 females -

Please tell me how you sexed your Neons - I haven't been able to tell which are which, until the females are more or less mature,...
Forum: Plants 08-16-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By discuspaul
I got 4 Anubias approx. 16 months ago or so, and...

I got 4 Anubias approx. 16 months ago or so, and over time the number eventually went up to 16 good-looking plants with rhizome cutting, ( & using pressurized CO2).
I gave away several other plants...
Forum: Fish 08-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By discuspaul
Do you actually keep your 9 catfish in a tank...

Do you actually keep your 9 catfish in a tank with discus, and what size are they ?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By discuspaul
Yeah, but is it 7.4 out of the tap, and 7.4 after...

Yeah, but is it 7.4 out of the tap, and 7.4 after sitting in a bucket overnite, and also 7.4 in that 125 tank on a regular basis ? Do you do those tests ?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By discuspaul
I don't believe the temp change had anything to...

I don't believe the temp change had anything to do with your loss of fish.
Are you on a municipal water system ? Have you checked the pH in your tank, and what comes right out of the tap ? Also,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By discuspaul
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: Fish 08-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 43,333
Posted By discuspaul
The answer to this question varies a great deal...

The answer to this question varies a great deal depending on the circumstances of your set-up. For example, the size and number of the discus can make a big difference in how much & how often you...
Forum: Fish 08-07-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By discuspaul
Yeah, they need a well-planted environment to...

Yeah, they need a well-planted environment to feel comfortable & get over any shyness.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-05-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,211
Posted By discuspaul
You like classic French - try this simple, easy...

You like classic French - try this simple, easy recipe - from a 200 year old French cookbook that my grandmother brought over with her from France:


STEAK AU POIVRE

Ingredients (for two...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-05-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By discuspaul
For a 75 gal low tech tank, I don't believe you...

For a 75 gal low tech tank, I don't believe you can go wrong with either 2 X 39 w T5 HO bulbs, or 2 X 54 w T5HO's, with a lighting period of no more than 8 hours daily.

For a visual idea of what...
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