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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
I've known a few discus-keepers who have kept...

I've known a few discus-keepers who have kept Plecos with discus for an extended time period without incident.
On the other hand however, I have also read of quite a number of cases of several...
Forum: Algae 07-05-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By discuspaul
Is it only on the glass wall(s) of your tank,...

Is it only on the glass wall(s) of your tank, Rick ?
And when you wipe it off, it just returns to the glass quite quickly ?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-03-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
Not sure why a 90 gal cube would look cramped...

Not sure why a 90 gal cube would look cramped with 6 discus in it, unless there were a lot of other fish in it with the discus.
I believe it's just because of the lesser length & height of a cube,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-02-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
While a good number of discus-keepers use some...

While a good number of discus-keepers use some form of aeration/oxygenation, temporarily from time to time for various reasons, or even full-time by those who use sponge filters, ime there is no...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By discuspaul
It looks gorgeous, Donald - I've never seen one...

It looks gorgeous, Donald - I've never seen one that looks as good as that !
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-30-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
I use AC HOB filtration for convenience/ease of...

I use AC HOB filtration for convenience/ease of cleaning, as well exchanging/adding/removing media.
In addition to standard media items for housing the bulk of nitrifying bacteria, such as large...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-30-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
Aquatic plumbing is not my forte, so I'll pass....

Aquatic plumbing is not my forte, so I'll pass. Hopefully someone with experience in this area can give Jeff some help.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-30-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
Not rude at all - just honest - as I should have...

Not rude at all - just honest - as I should have been in the first place, instead of trying to be too tactful.
And btw, your tip on testing aragonite is a good one - I didn't know about it. Thanks.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-30-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
I didn't mean to sound like an overly negative...

I didn't mean to sound like an overly negative alarmist, but when it comes to discus costing $100. or more a pop, one can't be too careful, can one ?.

Bottom line is - if you can get high quality...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-30-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
That's good to hear. And interesting. Where...

That's good to hear. And interesting.
Where is he (the importer) located, and has he been in business long ?

I was under the impression that Stendker (who are premier world-wide...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-30-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
Does King Fish Imports get their fish directly...

Does King Fish Imports get their fish directly from Stendker Germany, or indirectly through a middle man importer ?
Ask the question.
This is important, and could make the difference as to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-29-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
I would think 1" hosing should do it well.

I would think 1" hosing should do it well.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-29-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
Perhaps I should have been as candid and...

Perhaps I should have been as candid and straightforward as Angelo was, since deep down I felt it would be best to ditch that sw sand and get all fresh new pool filter sand instead, rather than run...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-29-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
Its been quite a few years since I had SW tanks,...

Its been quite a few years since I had SW tanks, and I'm not familiar with Caribsea super natural Tahitian moon sand. It's not what they describe as 'live sand' is it ? I assume not.

In any...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-29-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
You can keep any given color or strain that you...

You can keep any given color or strain that you like, with any other color or strain. Discus don't care what others look like, so long as they're discus ! LOL - So go ahead & mix or match, whatever...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-28-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
Flow is not particularly important. In fact,...

Flow is not particularly important. In fact, discus are not comfortable in even moderately strong water flow. So low flow is fine.
Of importance is maintaining high water quality & conditions - with...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-28-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
A partial listing of compatible discus tank-mates...

A partial listing of compatible discus tank-mates is located within my DIscus Guide, and which includes several varieties of Tetras ( Cardinals, Rummy-Noses, Lemons, Head & Tail Lights, Glowlights,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-26-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
Very good commentary and I agree. Angels...

Very good commentary and I agree.

Angels and Discus together are not usually a problem unless, for example,
the Angels have been introduced to the tank well in advance of the Discus, and they...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-26-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
Good to hear. Should you decide to give discus...

Good to hear.
Should you decide to give discus a go, when the time is right I suggest you consider contacting Bob Garside of Upper Canada Discus (google for his website for contact fo & other...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-26-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,238
Posted By discuspaul
First and foremost, Jeff, it's critical to do...

First and foremost, Jeff, it's critical to do your homework well first before delving into discus, if you wish to avoid losing any of these beautiful, but expensive fish, and be successful at keeping...
Forum: Fish 06-25-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 59,590
Posted By discuspaul
Was just wondering, Kep, if there has been any...

Was just wondering, Kep, if there has been any further progress with the thinking on your discus project ?
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By discuspaul
You gotta be doing a lot of things right, Donald...

You gotta be doing a lot of things right, Donald - Congrats !
Forum: Fish 06-23-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By discuspaul
Yes Matt, I do recall speaking with you on the...

Yes Matt, I do recall speaking with you on the simplydiscus.com forum.

I'm quite sure that Rose Red and Rafflesia would produce many attractive, desirable fish.
If you do want them to...
Forum: Fish 06-23-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By discuspaul
Hi Matt, There is very little, if any, chance...

Hi Matt,
There is very little, if any, chance of the wrigglers surviving very long in a community tank set-up. They'll either get eaten, or mercilessly harassed & stressed until health issues...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-22-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,035
Posted By discuspaul
What's wrong with a good old-fashioned, plain...

What's wrong with a good old-fashioned, plain scape that seems to look ok to some people:
http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/discuspaul/media/3RedSnakeSkins/RSSs3012-1.jpg.html?sort=9&o=10
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