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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By discuspaul
So far you seem to have spouted a good deal of...

So far you seem to have spouted a good deal of negatives in this thread, without providing anything concrete to back up your statements.

It seems to be your opinion only that a UV is a useless...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By discuspaul
Both devilduck and Betta132 have given you good...

Both devilduck and Betta132 have given you good advice. Suggest you follow it as best you can.
As far as your pH is concerned, do not worry about it, so long as it maintains fairly steady, with no...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By discuspaul
Give it a try - does not hurt to ask. You might...

Give it a try - does not hurt to ask. You might be pleasantly surprised.
They sent mine to Canada.
I simply told them I was prepared to pay the costs - but they did not even ask - just said they...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By discuspaul
Look up the Hydor Koralia website on google -...

Look up the Hydor Koralia website on google - hydor.com
Contact them & tell them what you need - i.e. what you`re missing, and chances are they`ll ship you the parts free of charge.
I`ve asked...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By discuspaul
Agree - I've found Hygro Polysperma to be the...

Agree - I've found Hygro Polysperma to be the fastest-growing, hardiest plant I've ever had - and I've had plenty of different types. Seems to do well in all types of high or low-tech environments.
...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By discuspaul
Are you talking about the sword in your last...

Are you talking about the sword in your last photo ? It looks pretty good to me.
I honestly don't know what your problem is. My plants, particularly the swords, do very well in just PF sand & root...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By discuspaul
Please keep an eye on your nitrates - suggest you...

Please keep an eye on your nitrates - suggest you up your wc's &/or percentage if need be.
As you may know, discus are particularly sensitive to nitrate toxicity which can begin to affect them above...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By discuspaul
Good for you- happy to hear that.

Good for you- happy to hear that.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By discuspaul
Nice-looking tank, with good equipment. I also...

Nice-looking tank, with good equipment.
I also have a 70 gal planted discus tank with 2 AC HOB's, Hydor pump, & use Purigen. Works very well for me, so good choice -LOL .

Little note of caution:...
Forum: Algae 10-28-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By discuspaul
Looks like Blue-Green Algae or Cyanobacteria, but...

Looks like Blue-Green Algae or Cyanobacteria, but not sure.

I see you've added a power bar & that's good, if it is BGA - you need to significantly improve the circulation & oxygenation at the...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
Another serious danger in re-charging Purigen...

Another serious danger in re-charging Purigen occurs when using any conditioner which contains amine-based polymers. A number of these conditioners combine chlorine removal capacity with stress coat...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, it's quite true that bleach residual in...

Yes, it's quite true that bleach residual in Purigen bags has caused a lot of misfortunes for fish-keepers - and I'd wager that the majority of the problems is caused by a lack of care and attention...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
Perhaps you are not rinsing it well enough after...

Perhaps you are not rinsing it well enough after the re-charging. A pint glass is too small to do this in. I rinse mine several times in a 5 gal bucket with lots of fresh new water each time,...
Forum: Algae 10-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By discuspaul
Just enough to dose a bit of full strength H202...

Just enough to dose a bit of full strength H202 at close range using a syringe on each of the tufts of BBA. Start by turning off your filter, and remove (siphon out) enough water so you can easily...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
I have been regenerating Purigen exactly the way...

I have been regenerating Purigen exactly the way I describe for several years. In discus tanks, mind you, and I haven't lost one of them.

The Purigen doesn't go into the tank until after it has...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
The point to be made here is that, following a...

The point to be made here is that, following a bleaching of the Purigen, there are several thorough rinses of the Purigen taking place with tap water, with oxygenation involved, thus removing the...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
Excuse me - in what proven scientific treatise...

Excuse me - in what proven scientific treatise did you find that a 1:1 water/bleach solution produces 80,000 PPM's of chlorine in 1 cup ?
That defies logic and is ludicrous to me. Point me in a...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
4 tablespoons per cup of water !!! That's...

4 tablespoons per cup of water !!!

That's absolutely ridiculous - something is extremely awry with those instructions - but you say you got it on google - hey, that's bad - somebody copied or...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
If you've ever noted, when you buy the 'bag' of...

If you've ever noted, when you buy the 'bag' of Purigen, or the 250 ml jar & bag it yourself, you'll find that's it's kept a little bit moist - for good reason - if you allow it to dry out, it makes...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
Thank you very much - I do like to keep my tanks...

Thank you very much - I do like to keep my tanks 'immaculate' - it's actually very easy to do - just takes a little extra effort & work. I'd be glad to give you some details if you wish.

But...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
Ime with it, Purigen has never adversely affected...

Ime with it, Purigen has never adversely affected plant growth or fertilization efforts & practices, whether low-tech or high tech with pressurized CO2.
I think the proof is in the pudding - here's...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
Exactly - couldn't agree more.

Exactly - couldn't agree more.
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
Well, I've used full strength bleach 24/7 for...

Well, I've used full strength bleach 24/7 for over 4 years straight & never had a problem.
I suspect they give that caution because they know the Purigen beads will begin to fall...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,108
Posted By discuspaul
After several years of using Purigen 24/7 in my...

After several years of using Purigen 24/7 in my planted discus tanks, I've found that the best approach to use it most effectively is as follows.

- Don't let the Purigen beads adsorb too many...
Forum: Fish 10-27-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 379
Posted By discuspaul
Your stocking list looks pretty good so far. ...

Your stocking list looks pretty good so far.
You'll be well under-stocked with that number, so you have lots of room to safely add more of the same kind, or of different species.
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