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Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By discuspaul
Hey Rick, now that you have a blank slate, you...

Hey Rick, now that you have a blank slate, you can make it a superb discus tank !
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By discuspaul
Agree with this advice. If you can see the...

Agree with this advice.
If you can see the particles floating in the water column, then you need another piece of equipment to rid your tank of these elements- a fine mesh pre-filter sponge on the...
Forum: Photography 05-19-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By discuspaul
Your photography skills are obviously...

Your photography skills are obviously outstanding, Frank.
If you devote your talents to planted tanks and fish-keeping in the same manner as you have to photography, then you can't help but be very...
Forum: Substrate 05-15-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By discuspaul
Stain ? It doesn't stain anything around it, but...

Stain ? It doesn't stain anything around it, but it may itself get stained, if that's what you mean. It can have algae collect on it's surface if the water conditions are conducive to algae...
Forum: Substrate 05-14-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By discuspaul
Never heard of Temisca silica sand, but if it is...

Never heard of Temisca silica sand, but if it is used for swimming pool filtration, I cannot foresee it being anything else than non-soluble, completely inert silica sand, preferably quartz-based....
Forum: Fish 05-11-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, I agree - It's all just opinion - on both...

Yes, I agree - It's all just opinion - on both sides - pro & con.
Forum: Fish 05-11-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By discuspaul
Oh, and btw, speaking of concensuses, and at the...

Oh, and btw, speaking of concensuses, and at the risk of over-stating the case, if you asked the experienced discus-keeping members of the simplydiscus.com forum about whether or not Cories are...
Forum: Fish 05-10-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By discuspaul
No offence taken. All I go by is around 4...

No offence taken.
All I go by is around 4 years ' experience of keeping
3 different types of Cories with discus @ 82-83F, with no apparent ill effects that I could spot. After that time I gave...
Forum: Fish 05-10-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, that's what I meant when I mentioned "SAE's...

Yes, that's what I meant when I mentioned "SAE's "in my comments above yours - if that's also what you were referring to.
Forum: Fish 05-10-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By discuspaul
I've not kept zebra loaches with discus, but...

I've not kept zebra loaches with discus, but based on their known characteristics and natural habitat params, I'd gauge that they would be reasonably compatible discus tank-mates.
If you do decide...
Forum: Fish 05-10-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By discuspaul
Corydoras are native to generally warmer waters...

Corydoras are native to generally warmer waters of south American streams and rivers (just like discus) and thrive in temps up to 82 F - a good number live in & tolerate well, temps up to 86 F ....
Forum: Fish 05-10-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 591
Posted By discuspaul
Anyone of the Corydoras species will do nicely -...

Anyone of the Corydoras species will do nicely - get a group of at least 6 or more - all of the same species or they may be mixed. They all seem to do well at the higher discus temps, with the...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By discuspaul
I believe the 250 ml jar should be enough to do 3...

I believe the 250 ml jar should be enough to do 3 reasonably good-sized bags of Purigen. You don't want it to be too thick in each bag - not more than 1/2" thickness approx., as you want the water...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By discuspaul
I've used AquaClear HOB filters on my tanks for...

I've used AquaClear HOB filters on my tanks for years. The discus tank has 2 AC 110's on it. And I use Fluval Edge fine mesh pre-filter sponges on the filter intake tubes. They'll fit all AC and most...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By discuspaul
These are examples of the water clarity you will...

These are examples of the water clarity you will have 100% of the time by doing what I suggested above:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/FTS-Osaka260...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By discuspaul
A UV sterilizer is quite effective at getting rid...

A UV sterilizer is quite effective at getting rid of green water from an algae bloom, but would not do a lot of good for your particular cloudy water situation.

What would really do the job is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By discuspaul
It's an excellent book covering numerous...

It's an excellent book covering numerous varieties of tropical plants, with detailed descriptions of their needs, ease or difficulty of growth, temp requirements, lighting, etc. in full color...
Forum: Fish 04-27-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By discuspaul
Barbs are generally somewhat aggressive -...

Barbs are generally somewhat aggressive - certainly not shy fish.
They are also known to be nippers, and many fish species, especially those with longer, flowing finnage, should not be kept with...
Forum: Fish 04-27-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By discuspaul
That discus has been seriously stressed over...

That discus has been seriously stressed over quite some time and is not in good health - & it may or may not have some pathogenic internal issues for which it has not been treated.
Sounds like it's...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By discuspaul
You've done a real neat job with a simplistic...

You've done a real neat job with a simplistic approach to a well-managed, easily cleaned up discus tank - which is as it should be ! Love it.
Looks fantastic - keep up the good work !
Forum: Fish 04-18-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By discuspaul
I'd recommend the Fluval Edge pre-filter which...

I'd recommend the Fluval Edge pre-filter which works well with the AC 20, or 30.
Forum: Fish 04-18-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By discuspaul
I've not kept them together, but Boesmanis get...

I've not kept them together, but Boesmanis get quite large and are very active fish, so I believe they would intimidate the gentle, peaceful Neons and stress them.
You could try it, but I don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By discuspaul
Easy - Just add a few drops of full strength...

Easy - Just add a few drops of full strength household bleach on top of the diffuser facing, let it sit for a few minutes, and it'll be sparkling clean. Just rinse it well to remove all traces of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-15-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By discuspaul
You might consider Blyxa Japonica. Here's one...

You might consider Blyxa Japonica.
Here's one of my tanks - a 10 gal with Blyxa J. and Anubias, to give you an idea of the look:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/Anubias
Forum: Fish 04-14-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By discuspaul
I only know of one fairly major importer/supplier...

I only know of one fairly major importer/supplier in the Seattle area, but his source of discus is Thailand, and the quality of the fish is questionable. I honestly wouldn't recommend that supplier....
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