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Old 12-26-2007, 05:55 PM   #31
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Happy angel ! Sorry to hear about your icecapade. Hopefully you're mostly better by now. Nice tying job on that moss, too! Looking good from the get-go .
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:42 PM   #32
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Where did you get the sweet foam prefilter? does it restrict flow much?
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:48 PM   #33
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Happy angel ! Sorry to hear about your icecapade. Hopefully you're mostly better by now. Nice tying job on that moss, too! Looking good from the get-go .
Hi ya Cindy...The icecapade wasn't that bad! Had a sheet of ice at about 11:00 at night on the front porch which wasn't there an hour before so I wasn't expecting it at all. My slippers weren't exactly the best things to be wearing at the time either! Still a lil sore but it will get better.

Thanks for the moss tying compliment! I packed it on a lil tight but it is doing ok.

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Where did you get the sweet foam prefilter? does it restrict flow much?
I picked them up from the lfs. Last 2 they had. I dont even know the name of them! They looked like what I wanted so I just bought them. They dont restrict the flow at all that I can see anyways.

You can get almost the same exact thing here though.

http://www.jehmco.com/html/hydro-sponge_filters.html

Sroll down to almost the bottom an look at PFS110. Thats it pretty much. hope this helps...I order alot of things from these guys! They are great. I would have ordered the prefilter sponges from them, but the LFS had em, and well...I was there.

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Old 12-28-2007, 11:01 PM   #34
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Hi Mark the tank looks great and I enjoyed reading this thread take care Ed
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:50 PM   #35
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Hi Mark the tank looks great and I enjoyed reading this thread take care Ed
Hi ya Ed!! Thanks very much my friend!

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Old 01-01-2008, 09:35 PM   #36
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Thought I would post a lil update!

What better time to toss the Discus in the tank than New Years Eve!!

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #37
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Oh they look nice in there Mark ! They settling in at all? I know you said they were the skiddish type, I'll bet that was a horror show.
Hey man Im off the rest of the week, I tore the kitchen apart and have an electrician coming and doing some wiring on Wednesday/Thursday, a sheetrocker on Friday...I'll give you a call.
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Oh they look nice in there Mark ! They settling in at all? I know you said they were the skiddish type, I'll bet that was a horror show.
Hey man Im off the rest of the week, I tore the kitchen apart and have an electrician coming and doing some wiring on Wednesday/Thursday, a sheetrocker on Friday...I'll give you a call.

Hello there my friend!!

I got pretty damn wet when I tried gettin em out of the 55G thats for sure!

After I put them in the 125G, they were an entirely different set of fish..What an unbelievable transition. An hour later they were pretty much cruisin around like they owned the place. I wish I would have done it along time ago!

I had a pair doin the dance 2 hours after I put them in the tank, and expecting a spawn from them in the next day or so!!

Hey I am goin on a road trip prolly Friday or Saturday to pick up some more discus at Al's place. He runs Simply Discus. Awsome down to earth guy!! Why dont ya come with me, would love for ya to meet him. Its just a 35 minute run from my place. Give me a buzz Buck!

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Old 01-02-2008, 04:25 AM   #39
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nice big discus! Did you grow them out or bought them already big?
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nice big discus! Did you grow them out or bought them already big?
I grew them out in a 55G BB for 2 years.

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Great job growing out the discus. Since they are mature do you still need to do a lot of water changes?
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Great job growing out the discus. Since they are mature do you still need to do a lot of water changes?
Hi ya Dan...No... thats the whole purpose of growing them to adults.When they are young you constantly feed em so they will grow fast, grow nice, big and round. When they reach adult size you can feed em like ya feed any other fish. Thus...less wc's.

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Hi Mark they can say what they want but discus and plants are a great combo. Yours look great. Enjoy your trip to Als I bet I know what your going to get. Enjoy Ed
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Nice tank. I'm thinking of trying plants in my 125 gallon tank again, still low tech. This time, I'm looking at some kind of soil substrate, also SMS, but charcoal.

What type of lights do you have? How many watts?

Are you dosing any ferts?
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Hi Mark they can say what they want but discus and plants are a great combo. Yours look great. Enjoy your trip to Als I bet I know what your going to get. Enjoy Ed
Hi Ya Ed!!! Thanks for stopping by bud...Also thanks for the kind words!

The Alenquers are on the menu, but he has some nice wild greens an blues as well. Its gonna be a tough decision, but I am sure I will leave a happy camper. The thing is...I have a 75G an a 55G BB ready to go so maybe I will leave with 8 Alenquer's an a 6 wild greens... Its just gettin totally outta hand!

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Nice tank. I'm thinking of trying plants in my 125 gallon tank again, still low tech. This time, I'm looking at some kind of soil substrate, also SMS, but charcoal.

What type of lights do you have? How many watts?

Are you dosing any ferts?
Thanks bud!

The fixture is a 48" aqua medic with 4 54 watt 10,000K bulbs. Thats why I chose this scape. Plant under 4 ft of the 6 ft tank. I use just 2 of the bulbs at the moment. A whopping 108 watts on for 8 hours a day. I am not adding any ferts except for an occasional splash of excel.I do however have root tabs next to most all the plants. I feed pretty heavy and have a pretty heavy fish load in it as well. No algae so far but its early yet...

I imagine the tank would just take off if I injected it, but I really wanted to do this low tech. The c02 is standing by though in case I change my mind

Honestly I would have preferred the charcoal but they had a ton of the red in stock and I didn't want to wait for them to order it.

BTW...What did ya pay for that 72" coralife? Top dollar I imagine!

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