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Forum: Substrate Today, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By discuspaul
Good for you. All the best to you.

Good for you. All the best to you.
Forum: Fish Today, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By discuspaul
Hi LFM, Discus are not difficult to keep so...

Hi LFM,
Discus are not difficult to keep so long as you pay attention to a few simple 'rules' - the most important of which is to get your discus at a decent size - no less than 3" from nose to end...
Forum: Fish Today, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 115
Posted By discuspaul
You do run some risks by quarantining the new...

You do run some risks by quarantining the new Otos in a Rubbermaid container, primarily due to the possibility of ammonia presence due to an insufficient colony of nitrifying bacteria having built up...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By discuspaul
Oh, and I should alert you to also avoid any...

Oh, and I should alert you to also avoid any fishes that, when they get older, larger, and lazier, MAY take a liking to discus' slime coats as part of their protein diet.
Some examples are: Most...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By discuspaul
6 discus would be just fine. You would only need...

6 discus would be just fine. You would only need to be very careful with your choice of tank-mates - they need to be compatible with discus and able to handle the higher discus temps.
Being a...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By discuspaul
Here's an album of pics of a discus tank using #...

Here's an album of pics of a discus tank using # 20 grade white PFS:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/FTS-Osaka260
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,416
Posted By discuspaul
I'm quite sure it can be done, but you'd need to...

I'm quite sure it can be done, but you'd need to remove some of the Purigen beads so that it's not too thick, and will allow a good water flow through the bag. And of course, you'd want to re-seal...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,416
Posted By discuspaul
I had the same problem when I was using an AC 20...

I had the same problem when I was using an AC 20 in a 10 gal tank (which has a very small media compartment). I had to more or less double up the bag, and I could clearly see there wasn't much water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By discuspaul
I can't recall whether the 240 Hydor is the...

I can't recall whether the 240 Hydor is the weakest flow pump in their line, but if it is, it should be ok - just try to locate it somewhere below the bottom half portion of the tank, with the flow...
Forum: Fish 03-30-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By discuspaul
82 F. Anything less than that and they MAY...

82 F.
Anything less than that and they MAY become uncomfortable over time, to the point of potentially bringing on stress. And as you know, if you're uncomfortable, you can't be particularly happy.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,416
Posted By discuspaul
Sure, rinse very well several times in tap water...

Sure, rinse very well several times in tap water to remove all traces of the bleach, then rinse & let soak for a bit in Prime conditioned water before re-using.
Forum: Substrate 03-30-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, it looks just like beige/tan PFS in a larger...

Yes, it looks just like beige/tan PFS in a larger grade, perhaps # 20, or # 30.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By discuspaul
As you've learned, discus do not like strong...

As you've learned, discus do not like strong water flow. Don't use a circulation pump, or get a small one producing weaker water current./flow.
Forum: Fish 03-30-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By discuspaul
It's really too bad you've decided you can't do...

It's really too bad you've decided you can't do discus.
You want an 'impressive' 180 gal tank, and in my view the most dramatic, breath-taking way of doing that is with adult or near adult discus,...
Forum: Fish 03-30-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By discuspaul
Get a Fluval Edge fine mesh pre-filter from any...

Get a Fluval Edge fine mesh pre-filter from any PetSmart store for about $2., which will fit perfectly on your AC 30 filter intake tube. It'll do the job you need it for.
Forum: Fish 03-29-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By discuspaul
As others have said, Chili Rasboras contribute...

As others have said, Chili Rasboras contribute very little bio-load, so a half dozen dwarf cories, or 5-6 dwarf pencil fish would be just fine along with them.
I've kept 30 + Chili Rasboras in a 10...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By discuspaul
The Pearl Gouramis will not do any better with...

The Pearl Gouramis will not do any better with the Tiger Barbs than the Angels did.
There are very few fish that are compatible with Tiger Barbs.
The Tigers should go - either that or you just keep...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By discuspaul
Very hard to tell - almost as difficult as...

Very hard to tell - almost as difficult as discus. Need more, and clearer, close-ups of ventral section.
Forum: Fish 03-28-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By discuspaul
Get rid of the tiger barbs and your angel...

Get rid of the tiger barbs and your angel 'problem' will be solved.
Then add more angels and they should survive nicely assuming you care for them well.
Forum: Substrate 03-28-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By discuspaul
Would be very helpful to know the size of your...

Would be very helpful to know the size of your tank, what you're thinking of stocking it with, how many, and what kind of aqua-scape environment you'd like to create.
What can you tell us about the...
Forum: Plants 03-27-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, Nate is right. As soon as you see a stem...

Yes, Nate is right.
As soon as you see a stem shooting up beyond the others toward the surface, nip it off down low near the root. Keep doing that and eventually the plant seems to get the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By discuspaul
Go for it -just keep two things in mind: Don't...

Go for it -just keep two things in mind:
Don't bag the Purigen beads too thickly in the bag. You want to get as much free-flow of water as possible through the Purigen beads in the bags. 1/2"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By discuspaul
I think you may be 'over-thinking' this Wendyjo. ...

I think you may be 'over-thinking' this Wendyjo.
There's usually very little, if any, ammonia in tap water, and so that is of no consequence.
As for other ammonia sources being available for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By discuspaul
Yes, agree with Clayman. In fact Chloramines...

Yes, agree with Clayman.
In fact Chloramines may be more toxic than Chlorine, depending on the concentrations of each.
Forum: Substrate 03-25-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By discuspaul
Good for you Robert - you obviously did some...

Good for you Robert - you obviously did some right things. I've had mostly discus tanks and have never put in ground cover over the PFS I use in them, nor have I wanted to.
But I've seen and read...
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