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Forum: DIY Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By discuspaul
Looks like a male to me.

Looks like a male to me.
Forum: Fish 08-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By discuspaul
If it's only Embers in that tank, you could...

If it's only Embers in that tank, you could easily do twice that number - 20 fish of that size would be a very acceptable bio-load in a 15 gal.

I've been keeping 20 Neons (about the same size as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By discuspaul
Really, you can never do too much water changes...

Really, you can never do too much water changes (quantity-wise).
I have a small tank with a bunch of Neons I want to breed - I do as complete a wc as I can once a week - get the water level down to...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By discuspaul
You're probably right. You should do something...

You're probably right. You should do something about it if you want to raise some Angel fry.
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By discuspaul
I kept Harlequins with Discus @ 83 F for a couple...

I kept Harlequins with Discus @ 83 F for a couple of years, along with Cardinals, Rummy-Noses & several strains of Cories, and they all seemed to do fairly well.
Who knows though, whether the higher...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By discuspaul
That's my view - that's what I had heard numerous...

That's my view - that's what I had heard numerous times from experienced egg-layer breeders over many years, and I'll stick with it ! LOL
Matter of fact, it's extremely difficult to sex many, if not...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By discuspaul
Are those pics of the same fish, or is it 3...

Are those pics of the same fish, or is it 3 different fish ?
I suspect it's the same fish, and it looks mature, well-colored and healthy.
I don't think there's anything wrong with it - I feel it's...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By discuspaul
Not that I disbelieve you, but I've been keeping...

Not that I disbelieve you, but I've been keeping fish for well over 50 years, including having kept probably hundreds of neons over time, and I had never heard of the crooked stripe/straight stripe...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By discuspaul
StrangeDejavu, you mentioned having 12 males & 2...

StrangeDejavu, you mentioned having 12 males & 2 females -

Please tell me how you sexed your Neons - I haven't been able to tell which are which, until the females are more or less mature,...
Forum: Plants 08-16-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By discuspaul
I got 4 Anubias approx. 16 months ago or so, and...

I got 4 Anubias approx. 16 months ago or so, and over time the number eventually went up to 16 good-looking plants with rhizome cutting, ( & using pressurized CO2).
I gave away several other plants...
Forum: Fish 08-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By discuspaul
Do you actually keep your 9 catfish in a tank...

Do you actually keep your 9 catfish in a tank with discus, and what size are they ?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By discuspaul
Yeah, but is it 7.4 out of the tap, and 7.4 after...

Yeah, but is it 7.4 out of the tap, and 7.4 after sitting in a bucket overnite, and also 7.4 in that 125 tank on a regular basis ? Do you do those tests ?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By discuspaul
I don't believe the temp change had anything to...

I don't believe the temp change had anything to do with your loss of fish.
Are you on a municipal water system ? Have you checked the pH in your tank, and what comes right out of the tap ? Also,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By discuspaul
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: Fish 08-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 42,995
Posted By discuspaul
The answer to this question varies a great deal...

The answer to this question varies a great deal depending on the circumstances of your set-up. For example, the size and number of the discus can make a big difference in how much & how often you...
Forum: Fish 08-07-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By discuspaul
Yeah, they need a well-planted environment to...

Yeah, they need a well-planted environment to feel comfortable & get over any shyness.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-05-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,074
Posted By discuspaul
You like classic French - try this simple, easy...

You like classic French - try this simple, easy recipe - from a 200 year old French cookbook that my grandmother brought over with her from France:


STEAK AU POIVRE

Ingredients (for two...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-05-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By discuspaul
For a 75 gal low tech tank, I don't believe you...

For a 75 gal low tech tank, I don't believe you can go wrong with either 2 X 39 w T5 HO bulbs, or 2 X 54 w T5HO's, with a lighting period of no more than 8 hours daily.

For a visual idea of what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By discuspaul
I know for sure that hydrogen peroxide does an...

I know for sure that hydrogen peroxide does an excellent job of getting rid of blue-green alga (cyanobacteria), and I have read that it will do a good job of removing black beard algae too, although...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-04-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By discuspaul
Looks like a good-sized tank, cody - gallonage ? ...

Looks like a good-sized tank, cody - gallonage ?
That single discus shouldn't be disadvantaged at all in that tank with the wcs you're planning on. Though he may turn out to be a 'lonely camper',...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By discuspaul
Lots of useless, inaccurate, or bad info out...

Lots of useless, inaccurate, or bad info out there.
You don't need, nor want, to leave the gunk on any pre-filter, or it will soon clog up and your main filtration will be rendered ineffective....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-02-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By discuspaul
You need to allow some time for the Anubias to...

You need to allow some time for the Anubias to become attached and stay in place. This could take several more weeks, whether you do water changes or not. Large, frequent water changes should not...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By discuspaul
A pre-filter sponge on the filter intake tube...

A pre-filter sponge on the filter intake tube can't ever be a bad idea.
It does pick up a significant amount of particulates from the water, so does limit the amount of debris going into the main...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-01-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By discuspaul
Nice start - looking real good. Keep up the good...

Nice start - looking real good. Keep up the good work - you'll like it.
Forum: Fish 07-31-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By discuspaul
You're absolutely right - your 180 gal would make...

You're absolutely right - your 180 gal would make a 'bad ass' discus tank !

Firstly, I would urge you to do some solid advance research on keeping discus before proceeding. I suggest you could...
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