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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-12-2016, 02:33 AM
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Posted By discuspaul
Best answer you can get. I've been using...

Best answer you can get.
I've been using Purigen for over 5 years, and I can't find fault with Seachem's explanation.
Makes sense to me.
Forum: Algae   02-11-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By discuspaul
Well, an airstone is the weakest form of water...

Well, an airstone is the weakest form of water circulation over anaerobic spots/conditions. Once you get rid of the BGA with H202, then later (after the full treatment) get a small water circulation...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-11-2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By discuspaul
Are you talking to Doogy262 ? If so, I think...

Are you talking to Doogy262 ?
If so, I think that yes he is, and it'll be a good one, because he (or she) is going to do it right, and it'll look great !
All I want to do is help him (or her) to...
Forum: Algae   02-11-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By discuspaul
Where is most of your BGA ? If it's mostly...

Where is most of your BGA ? If it's mostly covering up the substrate in spots ( anywhere near the tank bottom) it's usually because of a lack of circulation/oxygen in those areas.
H202 (hydrogen...
Forum: Photography   02-10-2016, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By discuspaul
And they're even much more beautiful when their...

And they're even much more beautiful when their body spots get a deep rich red !
Forum: Fish   02-09-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, you'll either need to ensure that tank is...

Yes, you'll either need to ensure that tank is cycled properly before the discus go in, or do large daily wcs until it is cycled, and safe for the discus (i.e. free from ammonia & nitrites).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By discuspaul
Yes - right on ! Many discus newbies don't...

Yes - right on !
Many discus newbies don't grasp that important distinction, the rationale for it, and the potential consequences.
Forum: Fish   02-09-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By discuspaul
I guess you know by now, submariner, that placing...

I guess you know by now, submariner, that placing 3" discus into a heavily planted tank is not the proper approach for growing them out properly, to avoid stunted or poorly-shaped fish.
Since it's...
Forum: Substrate   02-08-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By discuspaul
I'd do 3/4" - 1" inch. In fact I have a tank just...

I'd do 3/4" - 1" inch. In fact I have a tank just like that now.
Easy to keep clean - little or no risk of anaerobic pockets - easily removed if it's desired to use another substrate.
Forum: Algae   02-08-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By discuspaul
Purigen only adsorbs dissolved compounds, but I...

Purigen only adsorbs dissolved compounds, but I suppose it's possible that it picks up the dissolved matter that generates the development of diatoms -whatever that may be.
Forum: Substrate   02-08-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By discuspaul
You bring back memories for me, my friend. ...

You bring back memories for me, my friend.
Years ago, I spent a couple of years working in L.A. - (Century City), and lived in Rancho Palos Verdes at the time. Had a number of friends living in...
Forum: Substrate   02-08-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By discuspaul
Thanks dood, it's really not hard to keep it...

Thanks dood, it's really not hard to keep it looking pristine, especially if you employ this tip:
White sand will of course discolor to some extent or another with time (i. e. - get a bit 'dirty'...
Forum: Substrate   02-08-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By discuspaul
Yeah, it's really too bad you can't find the...

Yeah, it's really too bad you can't find the white PFS at most pool supply stores anymore.
Even rarer and harder to find are a light white/greyish color which looks real good, and even better, a...
Forum: Substrate   02-07-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By discuspaul
Right - but that's the whole idea - you get to...

Right - but that's the whole idea - you get to vacuum it all up 'cause you can easily see all the wastes - it definitely assists the fish-keeper to maintain good water quality & conditions for the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-07-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By discuspaul
First off and to my knowledge, filter socks,...

First off and to my knowledge, filter socks, detox blox, and ozone are strictly marine & reef applications, and I've not heard of them being used in FW discus aquariums. Main filtration methods used...
Forum: Substrate   02-07-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By discuspaul
Here's a good pool filter sand for aquariums -...

Here's a good pool filter sand for aquariums - available at Amazon.com
I believe it's # 20 grade density - very good.


...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-07-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By discuspaul
Welcome to TPT, Lawrence Your tank will...

Welcome to TPT, Lawrence

Your tank will undoubtedly make for a fabulous dramatic display of a large group of discus, and whatever other dither fish you care to select to keep with them.

Here's...
Forum: Substrate   02-05-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By discuspaul
A light grey tint gives sand a real nice color...

A light grey tint gives sand a real nice color variation in an aquarium - I really like it.
I've also seen a PFS with a light pink or rosy tint to it - also looks very cool.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By discuspaul
Helpful ? This your idea of a joke ? You...

Helpful ? This your idea of a joke ?
You obviously don't get it at all.
Please go trolling somewhere else.
Forum: Substrate   02-05-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By discuspaul
Checked out Lighthouse brand - looks good - a lot...

Checked out Lighthouse brand - looks good - a lot of people use it according to fish forum posts that were linked.


This one is also a good one - available at Amazon.com

Robot Check
Forum: Substrate   02-04-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By discuspaul
Sounds good. The price was in the ball park for...

Sounds good. The price was in the ball park for PFS, and as I said before, it looks to be the same type of product I'm using, so I believe you should be happy with it.
Keep in touch as you move...
Forum: Substrate   02-04-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By discuspaul
No, but it looks and sounds like it's the right...

No, but it looks and sounds like it's the right product that you're looking for. It's obviously inert as being PFS, so why don't you give it a try.
Where did you find it ?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By discuspaul
Long time no hear from you my lower mainland...

Long time no hear from you my lower mainland friend, 2 wheels.

What an amazing co-incidence. Yesterday, I was thinking of posting an almost identical commentary as yours to Qwedfg's post, to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By discuspaul
My objection was to your statement that the work...

My objection was to your statement that the work associated with discus is 'extreme', unless you plumb your tank.... etc. - when you have never kept discus, and your comments were made in the context...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By discuspaul
Agree. I went through the same thing with Angels...

Agree. I went through the same thing with Angels years ago - it was exciting & a great deal of fun. Learned a lot too !
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