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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-30-2015, 03:21 PM
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Posted By discuspaul
OK - you should be fine then.

OK - you should be fine then.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-29-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,663
Posted By discuspaul
With the smallest being 3" juvies, no real need...

With the smallest being 3" juvies, no real need to feed 4 X a day, twice should be quite satisfactory, for both the 3" fish, and the 6" one.
Quite a large difference in sizes - it should be ok, but...
Forum: Plants 07-29-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, your 5 gal is indeed heavily planted, and...

Yes, your 5 gal is indeed heavily planted, and beautiful too ! Nice job.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By discuspaul
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-28-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By discuspaul
Welcome to the forum, Trevor. You have a...

Welcome to the forum, Trevor.
You have a great-looking planted tank project on the go, which I wish you well with.
And I love your discus !

Here's a link to another post by Trevor, so you can...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By discuspaul
NeonFlux: I do know your advice was...

NeonFlux:
I do know your advice was well-intentioned, and I apologize if I sounded too harsh - I did not mean to offend you. It's simply that it really bothers me to hear bad advice being given to...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By discuspaul
Please don't base a decision not to use Purigen...

Please don't base a decision not to use Purigen on NeonFlux's inaccurate commentary. See my post # 7 above.
Purigen is an excellent product which can be used beneficially under any tank set-up &...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By discuspaul
May I respectfully suggest you get your facts...

May I respectfully suggest you get your facts straight about what Purigen does or does not do. It's effect on plant nutrient elements is minimal, and it does not 'suck up' ammonia & nitrates - it's...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-27-2015, 02:22 AM
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Views: 1,208
Posted By discuspaul
Maybe - but it sure looks great anyway !

Maybe - but it sure looks great anyway !
Forum: Plants 07-27-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By discuspaul
Wow, I've kept several different Aponogetons over...

Wow, I've kept several different Aponogetons over the years, (Ulvaceous my favorite) but have never had the privilege of seeing anything like you're describing - I think you're quite fortunate !...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By discuspaul
Filter floss is sold by most LFS' - however, it's...

Filter floss is sold by most LFS' - however, it's quite expensive for the small amount you get for $10. or more.
You can buy the same thing at many fabric/discount stores - usually called polyester...
Forum: Fish 07-21-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,860
Posted By discuspaul
Here's a link to a good descriptive article from...

Here's a link to a good descriptive article from the simplydiscus.com forum-'Discus Basics for Beginners', where the writer clearly shows and talks about the undesirable traits/features to avoid when...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By discuspaul
Yup -that's the way to do it - works like a charm.

Yup -that's the way to do it - works like a charm.
Forum: Photography 07-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
My best guess from memory: - Jumbo Vals -...

My best guess from memory:
- Jumbo Vals
- Corkscrew Vals
- 2 or 3 types of Echinodorus (Swords)
- 2 types of Nymphaea - red & tiger (Lotuses)
- Hygrophila Polysperma
- Ludwigia Glandulosa...
Forum: Photography 07-20-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
I can't recall for certain - that tank & it's...

I can't recall for certain - that tank & it's lighting is currently on loan to my married daughter who lives elsewhere.
However, if memory serves me right, kelvin was 6,500 but might have been...
Forum: Photography 07-20-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
It's an Osaka 260, Simon - approx. 70 gals.

It's an Osaka 260, Simon - approx. 70 gals.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By discuspaul
Interesting - but what are your stocking plans ?

Interesting - but what are your stocking plans ?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-20-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,663
Posted By discuspaul
Probably harmless with discus generally speaking,...

Probably harmless with discus generally speaking, but any fish of that size (particularly if it has any nocturnal habits) would 'scare' (translation: 'stress') the hell out of even mature-sized...
Forum: Photography 07-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
Glad you both liked them .

Glad you both liked them .
Forum: Photography 07-19-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
Aw, many thanks !

Aw, many thanks !
Forum: Photography 07-19-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
Thanks Mauro - Nice to hear from you. Hope you're...

Thanks Mauro - Nice to hear from you. Hope you're keeping well !
Forum: Photography 07-19-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
You're in the desert ? Where ? Arizona, by chance...

You're in the desert ? Where ? Arizona, by chance ?
If so, you have an absolutely excellent commercial source of high quality discus near you.
Why don't you give discus-keeping a go.
Forum: Photography 07-19-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
Yup - right on ! And thanks for your nice...

Yup - right on !
And thanks for your nice words.
Forum: Photography 07-19-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
Many thanks for responding. No great...

Many thanks for responding.
No great filtration system needed at all - just large, fairly frequent water changes with substrate vacuuming, a little elbow grease doing a good tank cleaning routine...
Forum: Photography 07-19-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By discuspaul
No comments, folks ? or even questions ? Maybe...

No comments, folks ? or even questions ?
Maybe you don't care for these pics - would love for you to tell me why.
Is this not your fish of choice ? Hey, I can understand that.
Don't be shy.

Let...
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