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Old 11-10-2013, 09:51 PM   #61
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Also can anyone ID the algae?

Can't decide if it's bba or thread

I have read that just OD'ing with easycarbo will help does that mean like double the dose each day?
Looks like bba to me...
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:55 PM   #62
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Looks like bba to me...
Just went back through my thread and saw you had said that before lol

Have you seen damage like that on leaves before?

If this was your plants would you pull them out and spray/paint them?

And I have now noticed some patches of green slime on the 3d background! Can't win with algae at the moment!

I really want to add some more plants but there's no point till I can actually maintain what I have
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #63
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Just found this in my tank!!

Thought it was a bit of silicone from the hood

Looks like a leech or something?





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Old 11-13-2013, 01:15 PM   #64
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Loks like a Leech... not all leeches are parasites though. Some eat detritus. Its kind of hard to tell but yours doesn't seem to have teeth and one that size would have to be feeding so if there isn't any blood in it when you cut it open its probably the latter.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #65
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Loks like a Leech... not all leeches are parasites though. Some eat detritus. Its kind of hard to tell but yours doesn't seem to have teeth and one that size would have to be feeding so if there isn't any blood in it when you cut it open its probably the latter.
Didn't really get a chance to cut it open cos I threw it out

But I did look after and the tissue it's on was brown/orange so.... Could be blood might not have been

Haven't found any more at the moment though

Really hoping there aren't loads in there

Guess I will soon find out when I find one stuck to my arm after a water change
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #66
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Just went back through my thread and saw you had said that before lol

Have you seen damage like that on leaves before?

If this was your plants would you pull them out and spray/paint them?

And I have now noticed some patches of green slime on the 3d background! Can't win with algae at the moment!

I really want to add some more plants but there's no point till I can actually maintain what I have
Bba is a tough Algea to fight once it sets in. I would try lowering your lighting period and spot treating as much as possible.
H202, excel etc...

Be careful with your discus, you don't want to od on excel and kill them.
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Bba is a tough Algea to fight once it sets in. I would try lowering your lighting period and spot treating as much as possible.
H202, excel etc...

Be careful with your discus, you don't want to od on excel and kill them.
Yeah it's hard to get rid of

Spot treating with easycarbo which is similar to excel seems to be working

Had to cut off the leaves that had burned a hole in from spot treating... Which was quite a few

The plants have lots of patches of clear leaf now though and seems to be just the tips and edges with algae which also seems to be going

Popped some more root tabs in yesterday and my easylife profita and have been sticking to 4ml easy carbo per day and looks like I'm winning
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:49 PM   #68
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Decided to make my own discus food today

Got the beef heart from the butchers only cost 4 and was huge!



Had to trim all the fat off and figure out what parts were good and not good



Quite a lot of meat after

Ingredients

950g beef heart after trimming (blitzed in blender

360g cooked fresh prawns (blitzed to a pulp in the blender)


112g spinach after steaming and squeezing (would have liked more but that was a whole bag)

140g carrot cooked then grated

4 cloves of garlic.... A little too much I think... Stinks!

5 gelatine sheets in 250ml of water only used about 200ml in the end

1 capful from the shaker of paprika

A handful of tetra prima

Larger handful or 2 of JBL Flake

Few shakes of NT labs tropical granules

Small handful of hikari discus bio gold








All blended in the blended then added gelatine



Placed into freezer trays and into the fridge to set before freezing

After a few hours I tried a chunk and it was too loose so decided to go straight to freezing



Then cut one of the ice cube trays up into feeding size chunks and into a takeaway tub to prevent freezer burn

I will do the rest when the rest are frozen tomorrow

Looks like I have about 6 containers worth and only cost 10 soo much cheaper and took about an hour and a half most of which was the the trimming of the heart

Also got some new plants and moved the tank about but this post is long enough as it is!

Will post update on the tomorrow

Here's a video of my fish feeding

Seems to break up well... A little too messy for my liking tbh but the tetras and Corydoras mop up well


http://youtu.be/XCYMIF7NEdo
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:14 AM   #69
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No more leaches found since the first one so maybe I got lucky!

Got some new plants yesterday

Not sure what they are though I think they are ludwigia of some sort

I used to just plant the bunch they come in but this time I separated the stems and planted them properly.. Looks better I think



Discus wouldn't get out the way!

Also picked up some anubias of some sort as well put one on a rock and the other one that a shoot fell off of on the driftwood

Trimmed the driftwood yesterday to a smaller but to make room for more plants.. It see getting in the way





Another bunch of ludwigia

And the discus seem to be really getting thicker now



The red one looks a lot thicker



And a lot redder!



This was the shy one that now is the first one to food and pushed everyone out the way



Looking pretty fat



The tank looks a little bare as all the plants are low at the moment

Trimmed off the leaves I burned from the big centre sword and the new leaves don't appear to have algae or not like the other leaves anyway

Hopefully with the ferts going in and the root tabs being used it will fill out quickly
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #70
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Big update! The discus have laid eggs!

So I have a pair in the tank after all

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Got a poor video taken with the phone held the wrong way

http://youtu.be/U8GmGGfMoss

The eggs were eaten as they are in the community tank the but both parents stayed in the corner guarding them. I think it might have been them that are them

I would have like to set a breeding tank up for them as I have a couple of tanks spare sat around that used to be a shrimp tank and an hex tall too the 2ft bow front shrimp tank would be better suited though

Unfortunately I don't have anywhere to set them up at the moment but at least I have a pair for when I can

Still battling the algae and I have green slime algae too now

Bought some more plants today to try and up the amount of plants to help and when they are all in I will put some more photos up

http://youtu.be/DTrIPaPkrJs

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So still battling with the algae had to throw out a couple of the amazon swords they looked Ropey and had been cut back so much they just weren't really growing... Are the slow growers?

Picked up some new plants today to try and combat the algae they are supposed to grow fast in warmer water so should do well

I have had them before I always known them as pond weed but don't know the name?



Covered the egg area with plants for next time they lay them might give more chance of not getting eaten



Turns out this one is a female



Colours looking better now



Full tank shot needs to grow out now
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I am so proud of you! your fish (other than the yellow) look so much better and fatter, they look healthy now. Congrats on figuring out how to make your own food, that is awesome! Your tank is really coming a long.
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I am so proud of you! your fish (other than the yellow) look so much better and fatter, they look healthy now. Congrats on figuring out how to make your own food, that is awesome! Your tank is really coming a long.
Thank you very much!

The yellow one just won't grow it does tend to get left out but I make sure it always feeds

Lots of reading up on here and this thread has helped me lots especially all the advice
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Discus laid eggs again today in the same spot

As I can't have a breeding tank of their own due to no space to put one... Even though I have 2 spare tanks

I have divided the tank

It looks terrible but I might try and come up with a better way

So I picked up an undergravel filter plate really cheap as the tubes were missing

Cut it to size



Cable tidied to make the correct size for the tank

Put some holes in for flow with a corn on the cob holder

Had to put more in after with a bigger needle and in the end I just cut slits with scissors



It wedges in and doesn't need suckers or weighing down






Flow is okay but a little slow



The new eggs

Also got some floating plants

Had to get them ID'd at the plants section cos the lfs didn't know

Seems to be frogbit?



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Default My First Discus Tank Lots of photos!... Now with eggs!

Just after writing this....

More eggs have been laid in the same spot!

Hoping it's just a top up and not two females...
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