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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Today, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By discuspaul
Don't believe so - it sounded very legitimate -...

Don't believe so - it sounded very legitimate - can't see how a scammer could know so many minor details, like Kenny's Discus in Daly City, Ca., (who is a reputable discus supplier sought out by many...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Today, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 117
Posted By discuspaul
It was no dream - that's for sure. Kinda wish...

It was no dream - that's for sure.
Kinda wish it was.


Just making me wonder why I couldn't
find a PM waiting for me on one of the forums.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Today, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 117
Posted By discuspaul
No, that's where I had placed it initially, and...

No, that's where I had placed it initially, and that's the one I accidentally fully deleted later.
But thanks for asking.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Yesterday, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 117
Posted By discuspaul
HELP - I'm feeling quite foolish !

Help - I'm feeling a bit foolish !
You may have a little trouble believing this, but here goes:
This morning I received a new email message from 'a fish forum' advising me that a PM was...
Forum: Fish   02-24-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By discuspaul
Discus-keepers: Interesting news regarding orange peel as an appetite stimulant

See link below, where Dick Au is credited with mentioning this as being regarded to be an effective appetite stimulant for discus which are not eating.
Very interesting - hope it works !



...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,027
Posted By discuspaul
I like the contrast of the white trail - I...

I like the contrast of the white trail - I wouldn't cover that up if I were you - but perhaps that's just me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,027
Posted By discuspaul
Your aqua-scape is superb - and the combo of...

Your aqua-scape is superb - and the combo of shrimp & cpd's is an excellent choice.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,027
Posted By discuspaul
Your Fluval 88 seems to be doing an excellent job...

Your Fluval 88 seems to be doing an excellent job on that size of tank - Why bother spending the big $$ upgrading ? lol
If it ain't broke.......



My 88 also does a nice job, but it's on a 10...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-17-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,720
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: 14,720
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: 221
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: 270
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: 313
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: 1,174
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 932
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: 14,720
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: 286
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: 286
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: 714
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: 714
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: 1,193
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: 714
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: 714
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...
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