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Forum: Tank Journals   02-17-2017, 02:54 AM
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Views: 14,458
Posted By discuspaul
Well, if you like it that much - don't resist it...

Well, if you like it that much - don't resist it any longer - just go ahead & do it !


I'd be more than happy to help you out, every step of the way..... from setting up the right-sized tank, and...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-16-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,458
Posted By discuspaul
They're beauties ! Well done, man. Good for you...

They're beauties !
Well done, man. Good for you - there's little doubt you'll succeed at discus-keeping.
Forum: Lighting   02-13-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By discuspaul
No plant needs that much light. Cut it back to...

No plant needs that much light.
Cut it back to 12 hrs./day, (or much less, you'll learn) and you'll still have algae issues, and no better growth from that plant, or any other.
8 hrs./day should...
Forum: Plants   02-13-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By discuspaul
It will sprout in due time - patience is needed...

It will sprout in due time - patience is needed to make time your friend !
After all, these are Anubias, not duckweed or wisteria.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By discuspaul
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspau...

http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/3RedSnakeSkins/RSSs3012-1.jpg (http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/discuspaul/media/3RedSnakeSkins/RSSs3012-1.jpg.html)
Forum: Lighting   01-25-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By discuspaul
12:30 pm to 7:00 pm - 6.5 hours with a single T5...

12:30 pm to 7:00 pm - 6.5 hours with a single T5 HO lighting.
Slow-growth plants do well with it, and NO algae in tank with white sand substrate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By discuspaul
Here's a very abbreviated guide to get you...

Here's a very abbreviated guide to get you started:


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 many people...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By discuspaul
Contrary to the relative ease of keeping most...

Contrary to the relative ease of keeping most species of tropicals, discus-keeping is quite another matter, and one of the first essentials is to do your homework to ensure you've got a good handle...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-18-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By discuspaul
Red Tiger Lotus is one of my favorites too, but...

Red Tiger Lotus is one of my favorites too, but Aponogeton Ulvaceous beats it out as my all-time favorite:
...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-17-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,458
Posted By discuspaul
Even though I suggested limiting the discus...

Even though I suggested limiting the discus number to 10, if it were me I'd probably push it to 12 and still feel pretty comfortable even when they're fully grown adults.
Forum: Plants   01-17-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By discuspaul
If you trim it carefully and regularly, it'll...

If you trim it carefully and regularly, it'll spread out quite wide, and look real good as a mid-level plant.
Up to 6" high X the same in width.
If you want a tall background-type plant, leave it...
Forum: Plants   01-17-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By discuspaul
You may want to check out Nymphaea lotus var....

You may want to check out Nymphaea lotus var. rubra - Red Tiger Lotus
Depending on how you let it grow, and how it's trimmed, it may well suit you as a mid-level, or background plant.

Bump: You...
Forum: Fish   01-16-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By discuspaul
Do you have a pic of your very dark fish that...

Do you have a pic of your very dark fish that sits in a corner (and probably not eating) ? You could try isolating it in a small bare-bottom tank, and give it large, daily wc's for a week or two to...
Forum: Fish   01-16-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By discuspaul
Why don't you show us a photo of your discus for...

Why don't you show us a photo of your discus for all to judge whether or not they are top quality.


Given that you have a very dark discus that stays in a corner, you definitely have a stressed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By discuspaul
Many thanks for your appropriate comments, Klibs...

Many thanks for your appropriate comments, Klibs - your remarks and suggested approach to discus-keeping are right on, and well stated.
Forum: Fish   01-16-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By discuspaul
From all that I have read about them, ...

From all that I have read about them,
SomethingPhishy does not have a good reputation, having supplied sub-standard or unhealthy fish to a number of dissatisfied customers. And buying discus from...
Forum: Fish   01-16-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By discuspaul
If your discus is shy, sits in a corner, and is...

If your discus is shy, sits in a corner, and is very black, it is very stressed and likely in bad health.

If it was that way right from the time you got it, it was not in good condition when you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By discuspaul
My discus-keeping experience doesn't include much...

My discus-keeping experience doesn't include much knowledge of bacteriology and the development of pathogens in certain mediums, but all I can tell you is that quartz-based silica pool filter sand is...
Forum: Algae   01-16-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By discuspaul
Not sure what you mean by a 'peroxide soak', but...

Not sure what you mean by a 'peroxide soak', but if it's what I think it is - like a 'widely dissipated water bath of H202 through the tank', that will not do the job.
You need to dose the peroxide...
Forum: Algae   01-15-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By discuspaul
Vince, Try spot dosing hydrogen peroxide...

Vince,
Try spot dosing hydrogen peroxide (H202) at close range, using a plastic syringe or test kit pipette. Turn filter off first & leave it off for a half hour after dosing. Drop the water level...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-15-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By discuspaul
M Allred, with discus experience, said: ..."your...

M Allred, with discus experience, said: ..."your fish (discus) probably won't thrive in a dirted aquarium", and I fully agree with that, and did said so, and gave a reason why. ('thrive' being a key...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-15-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,458
Posted By discuspaul
Keep your stocking to not more than 10 discus,...

Keep your stocking to not more than 10 discus, and you should be just fine without needing to reduce the stocking of the discus tankmates.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-15-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By discuspaul
One of the secrets for keeping discus healthy &...

One of the secrets for keeping discus healthy & thriving is to keep things as simple as possible, optimize your capacity to keep the tank as squeaky clean as possible, and maintain high water quality...
Forum: Algae   01-15-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By discuspaul
Dosing it at close range with hydrogen peroxide...

Dosing it at close range with hydrogen peroxide (H202) using a plastic syringe or test kit pipette will usually destroy it overnite, or within 2 days, with one extra dosing the following day to catch...
Forum: Substrate   12-04-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By discuspaul
Safest, cleanest substrate to use when keeping...

Safest, cleanest substrate to use when keeping discus, whether in a planted environment, or with other limited décor, is to use pool filter sand. It's easiest to keep very clean (with a good tank ...
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