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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By discuspaul
- Large, frequent wcs, with substrate vac & tank...

- Large, frequent wcs, with substrate vac & tank glass wipe down each time
- Use of Purigen 24/7
- Use of double-layered filter floss, replaced every 2nd week
- Use of fine mesh pre-filter on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By discuspaul
Hi Matthew, sorry to tell you that water (i.e....

Hi Matthew, sorry to tell you that water (i.e. water only) from a well-established tank will contribute nothing ("0") in the way of beneficial bacteria towards developing a properly cycled tank. You...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 01:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 243
Posted By discuspaul
I've used nothing but straight pool filter sand...

I've used nothing but straight pool filter sand in all my tanks for years and it's great.
Grows plants well using just a few root tab ferts replaced every 4 months or so, and occasional dosing of...
Forum: Substrate 01-15-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By discuspaul
PFS obtained from a pool supply store is the...

PFS obtained from a pool supply store is the best. Go for it.
I've been using it for years in my discus tanks, which have Cories as well.

It's not hard to keep clean, you just need to follow a...
Forum: Fish 01-09-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By discuspaul
Good question - I don't know, but since he is a...

Good question - I don't know, but since he is a commercial, large-scale exporter, I doubt it, unless it was for a large lot order of fish.

But no harm in contacting him by email, and asking the...
Forum: Fish 01-09-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By discuspaul
No they weren't. My discus breeding days are...

No they weren't.
My discus breeding days are long over - too much work raising the fry. LOL

Those discus are all Forrest Discus from Malaysia, arguably one of the top breeder/exporters in...
Forum: Fish 01-09-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By discuspaul
I'm partial to Blues too, hence my avatar - my...

I'm partial to Blues too, hence my avatar - my own Powder Blue Diamonds.
The Snakeskins did turn out to be spectacular, but I think Blue Snakeskins are even more beautiful than the Red Snakeskins...
Forum: Fish 01-08-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By discuspaul
Thanks. The RSS's are quite young juvies who...

Thanks.
The RSS's are quite young juvies who are just beginning to get their mature adult coloration, which develops superbly. Sorry for no readily available pics of the adult version, I'd have to...
Forum: Fish 01-08-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By discuspaul
Pics of 2 strains of juvie discus

- Red Snake Skins
- Royal Ruby Reds

Hope you like them.

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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-07-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By discuspaul
A huge welcome to TPT, Barb - Good to see you...

A huge welcome to TPT, Barb - Good to see you here.
I've been a member here for several years & thoroughly enjoy the well-informed, very active membership.
There are quite a few discus-keepers here...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By discuspaul
Have no idea, but perhaps it can be made to work...

Have no idea, but perhaps it can be made to work if all the couplings are good & snug.
Why don't you see what you can do, assuming you're ok to purchase the Fluval 88 kit.
Forum: Fish 12-30-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 50,862
Posted By discuspaul
Reminder for discus fans - & anyone else interested

Just wanted to do a little bump to this thread for those of you who are relatively new to TPT and may not have come across my discus guide during your time here.

If you are new to keeping...
Forum: Fish 12-28-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By discuspaul
Sure.

Sure.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-28-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By discuspaul
Not sure what you mean - if you mean my comment...

Not sure what you mean - if you mean my comment about the beads beginning to disintegrate and turn to powder after 24 hours, that only applies if you're using full strength bleach. So you're ok at...
Forum: Fish 12-27-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By discuspaul
Besides providing more cover for the fry, you...

Besides providing more cover for the fry, you might want to check the pH of the water in your tank. Guppies do not generally do well in softer, acidic water, and your pH just may be low enough to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-27-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, agree. I almost always use undiluted full...

Yes, agree. I almost always use undiluted full strength bleach to re-charge.
But it does require copious, thorough fresh water rinses to get rid of the bleach.
And be sure not to exceed 24 hours...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By discuspaul
Absolutely. Take it out of the bag, and you'll...

Absolutely.
Take it out of the bag, and you'll probably never get it all back in. :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By discuspaul
That's the way to do it ! Knead the bag well...

That's the way to do it !
Knead the bag well to move the Purigen beads around so that the bleach can get through to all of them and do the job of removing the impurities. And letting the bag soak...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-27-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By discuspaul
How long did you soak it in the 1:1 bleach/water...

How long did you soak it in the 1:1 bleach/water solution ?
If it was a lot less than 24 hours, then that's not long enough for the bleach to remove the impurities it had adsorbed. The Purigen...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By discuspaul
Seachem has now removed the references to...

Seachem has now removed the references to buffering in their instructions for Purigen use. No need to buffer - I haven't for years.
Forum: Photography 12-27-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By discuspaul
Very, very nice. Congrats - looks great !

Very, very nice. Congrats - looks great !
Forum: Photography 12-27-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By discuspaul
Fluval Studio 600 ? - never heard of it. Would...

Fluval Studio 600 ? - never heard of it.
Would love to see a full tank shot.
Forum: Fish 12-27-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By discuspaul
Some huge co-incidental occurence ? I find it...

Some huge co-incidental occurence ?
I find it very difficult to believe that Hikari algae wafers could somehow be contaminated ( at the factory or otherwise) to the point of killing fish, and even...
Forum: Photography 12-27-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By discuspaul
Great photography ! Keep it up.

Great photography ! Keep it up.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-26-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,572
Posted By discuspaul
I think I must have you all beat. Started...

I think I must have you all beat.
Started fish-keeping before my teen years, and within a few years had about 15 tanks, breeding tetras, danios, barbs, angels, bettas, gouramis - you name it. Used...
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