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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By discuspaul
Yes, I'm sure we'd all like to know what Josie...

Yes, I'm sure we'd all like to know what Josie tells you tomorrow.
Just keep in mind that there are always slight/modest variances, or differences, in the way one might differ from another in the...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By discuspaul
Let me comment & clear up some of the items...

Let me comment & clear up some of the items mentioned above:
Re: the 1st paragraph above:

- The large majority of discus-keepers today use tap water, aged or not, depending on whether ageing...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By discuspaul
Less than 1/2 hour from your place - wow - it...

Less than 1/2 hour from your place - wow - it doesn't get any better than that, believe me. Chicago Discus is top of the line in discus quality.

And yes, there's a lot of incorrect/false info...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By discuspaul
Well Mark, if you want to go with plants first,...

Well Mark, if you want to go with plants first, so be it, but remember to start with near adult, or adult discus, and I certainly hope your wallet permits you to do that. You won't regret it in the...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By discuspaul
BTW Mark, One of the best high quality discus...

BTW Mark,
One of the best high quality discus breeders/ suppliers in all the U.S. is right in your back yard - Chicago Discus - just google for their website - (Call & ask for either Josie or...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By discuspaul
Please do some homework first before starting out...

Please do some homework first before starting out with discus in a planted tank. It may help you to read through my Beginner's Guide to Getting Started with Discus, located here in the "FISH" section...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 801
Posted By discuspaul
This was a good response to your original...

This was a good response to your original question, my friend.
If you had told the folks from the beginning that you were planning on your tank to be a discus tank, then I'm quite sure you would...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By discuspaul
You can lower that temp fairly quickly- even in...

You can lower that temp fairly quickly- even in as short a time as overnight or less.
That's likely what it would take for the temp to fall in your tank if you just reduced the heater setting at...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-27-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By discuspaul
P.S. FYI, Matt, Here's a link to very...

P.S.
FYI, Matt,

Here's a link to very favorable commentary by a new discus-keeper who just ordered some discus from James @ Discus"R"Us of Ocean Gate, N.J.
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-27-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By discuspaul
It's good to take your plants more seriously, but...

It's good to take your plants more seriously, but if you don't mind my saying so, it's more important to your intended project to take discus more seriously than the plants, given the cost of discus...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By discuspaul
Water temp swings of up to 4-5 degrees F, up or...

Water temp swings of up to 4-5 degrees F, up or down during water changes, should not produce any significant discomfort for most fish species, and is therefore of little concern.

Having said...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-10-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By discuspaul
Most important is the source (supplier) of your...

Most important is the source (supplier) of your discus - where are you getting them from ?
It'll make it a whole lot easier for you if your wallet allows you to get 4" fish, or larger.
But as I...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-10-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By discuspaul
Well, you have some great spots on the driftwood...

Well, you have some great spots on the driftwood on which to attach Anubias or Java Ferns.
Since your tank is 24" high, I'd suggest you see if you can find some Jumbo Vals, or Sags, or Grasses, to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-09-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,181
Posted By discuspaul
You did good ! - very active clown loaches are...

You did good ! - very active clown loaches are almost certain to stress discus.
Forum: Fish 08-09-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By discuspaul
LFM: - You bought just 2 very small discus...

LFM:
- You bought just 2 very small discus whose immune systems are not yet properly developed - either that or the fish are already stunted from improper care and attention, and you likely bought...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By discuspaul
hehe - no, it's not just you. I was thinking the...

hehe - no, it's not just you. I was thinking the exact same thing.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-08-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By discuspaul
I do exactly that every 4-6 months. Siphon out...

I do exactly that every 4-6 months. Siphon out 10%-15% of the top layer of sand, and replace it with new sand. Just like brand new.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-07-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By discuspaul
Like Mauro (FishBR), I too have used white pool...

Like Mauro (FishBR), I too have used white pool filter sand in all my tanks for over 5 years & love it. Looks fabulous, and just takes a little extra attention to keep it squeaky clean. Vacuuming...
Forum: Fish 08-07-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By discuspaul
Always good to hear from another party interested...

Always good to hear from another party interested in discus - the ones that don't feel that way are missing a very satisfying experience.
As I've said many times before, just PM me anytime if you...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, this is key - the beads must not be allowed...

Yes, this is key - the beads must not be allowed to dry out or adsorption capacity & effectiveness will be lost.
Forum: Fish 08-06-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, Jboone, you're quite right - that's the way...

Yes, Jboone, you're quite right - that's the way I feel too - which is why it almost makes me cry when I see discus lost to improper care.
Anyway, should you ever decide to give discus a try, I'd be...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By discuspaul
No, there should be no problem doing it that way....

No, there should be no problem doing it that way. But why bother refrigerating it ?
It will do just as well 'storing' it by leaving it sit in it's previous bucket/container/sink at room temp, once...
Forum: Fish 08-06-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By discuspaul
That's a real good approach to take if discus...

That's a real good approach to take if discus don't suit your circumstances at the moment. Best to do things the right way with discus from the get-go - almost always saves a lot of $$$ in lost fish...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By discuspaul
No need to use Prime every time you rinse it. ...

No need to use Prime every time you rinse it.
After it has bleached for 24 hours, rinse it very well with straight tap water several times to rid the bag completely of bleach residue, then do a...
Forum: Fish 08-05-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By discuspaul
Well, as lksdrinker accurately predicted, here I...

Well, as lksdrinker accurately predicted, here I am
- so no surprise to him - lol
He's given you some very good advice too, with regard to a number of important matters to consider when starting...
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