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Hans sells wilds now? I thought he only had the stendker line, ill have to revisit his site, its been a while. Also, discus are indeed notorious for getting spooked and a net can save you money with just a few dollars invested, especially if they are WC. Give them floaters and give them driftwood tannins ;-)


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Yes, Hans imports from Hudson.

I know discus get spooked, I've just never had a problem with them, or other fish even other wild caught fish. Its definitely something to think about because it CAN happen...but I haven't had it happen in at least 10 years so its not high on the priority list at this point.

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Stand is slow being built, been rainy here lately. Hopefully can put in some work tomorrow and Thursday on it. Heres the only update I have. I have 6 of these waiting for the new tank to be setup. They are F1 Mesonauta acora. Very very cool cichlid, great personalities.






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Sweet build, and great choice on wild discus instead of the glam varieties. bookmarked.

I tried festivums recently... they were lawnmowers on my prized swords and crypts. had to take them back. Hopefully you'll have better luck with those Mesonauta.
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Great build so far! Are those acoras aggressive at all like most discus or are they similar to angelfish in behavior. Never seen an acora untill i saw it on your journal. looking for updates.
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Sweet build, and great choice on wild discus instead of the glam varieties. bookmarked.

I tried festivums recently... they were lawnmowers on my prized swords and crypts. had to take them back. Hopefully you'll have better luck with those Mesonauta.
I should, only plants that would be in this tank would be floaters! Thanks!

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Great build so far! Are those acoras aggressive at all like most discus or are they similar to angelfish in behavior. Never seen an acora until i saw it on your journal. looking for updates.
Like most discus? Discus are better behaved then angels! haha. They have more inter-species disputes then bothering anything else. I've yet to have a spawn though so they could be a ticking time bomb when the spawn. Right now they don't bother anything and only have minor disputes amongst themselves.

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Yah I meant like Africans or angelfish. Wasn't thinking when I wrote that.


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Haha, definitely more like Angels then Africans.

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Lack of updates is terrible right? I know, hang with me...I get stuff done when I can...usually in giant spurts.

Look, Santy Claus came! And why yes, that is a mustard colored recliner in the background.


First off let me start by saying THANK YOU to both Discus Hans and Hudson from H&K fish for getting me these AWESOME wilds. I'm still in awe of them and I know that won't go away. True natural beauty. So much more mild mannered then domestics too, very easy to pickup from a bucket and put into the tank...no splashing. Thanks to Hans's great care they went into my tank with 0 problems as smooth or smoother then domestics. If they can only get better then i'm in for a treat, because they already have great color to them....can't wait to see them 6months to a year down the road. I snapped a few pictures of them, first because they are settling in so nice that its not going to stress them further and second because I want to be able to compare day one (for me) to day 100 and whatever. Feast your eyes. I got 4 "Special Red Alenquers" and 4 Alenquer Cuipeua. I can't wait to get them in the new tank they are going to be SMOKIN hot. You can see in the last picture, these are not your average LFS wild discus on the brink of starvation....these are THICK.





And, without further ado....their new home. Still need to skin the stand, I can do that later with them in there as I think I will use magnets to attach each panel. What do you think?? I know some of you are crying on the inside that there will be hardly any green in there. I'm thinking about some Amazon Frogbit for the top and thats about it.



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very cool. nice and clean, but will look great when setup fully. ill be watching this one.

btw those discus are great! and your right about the thickness on them! i love seeing healthy fish! great job.

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Absolutely stunning! Wonderful fish!
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Very clean display. I can see this turning out extremely well. Those fish are by far my favorite Discus. Nice!
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Thanks all.

By the way, not sure if I mentioned it but the background is 5% window tint from Walmart. So far i'm REALLY liking it. $10, no mess, very easy and easy to remove.

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Your DIY LED is revolutionary, just awesome. Im not sure if you mentioned this already, but is it connected to a controller for dimming, or is this done manually? Either way its really cool.
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Thanks. Its all manuel. No enough know how to go controller just yet. Heres the controller box.

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