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This is for those of you who love to see fish & tank photos:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/discuspaul/media/redrubys/rubyreds010.jpg.html?sort=9&o=9

As I said, that's just a teaser - here's the full album of pics of that tank, which is a combo of Royal Ruby Reds and Snake Skin discus, and which you might like to have a look at.

(I haven't posted this album before):
http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/redrubys
Click on the first pic to enlarge, then click on the arrows to view the rest of the pics.
 

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It's a no-name/generic # 20 grade white quartz-based silica pool filter sand, available only at pool or spa supply stores - about $13. for a 50 lb. bag.

I love it & have used it in all my tanks for several years. Wouldn't use anything else.
Needs no rinsing, very easy to keep clean, is dense & uniform-sized enough not to get siphoned up when using a tank vac tool, will not free-float into the water when disturbed, so will not get into filter intakes and clog things up, and it grows plants well using root tab ferts.

Here's pics of other tanks using the same sand:
http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/Anubias
 

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wow Paul!! Beautiful fish and a gorgeous tank. Can you share some info on the tank size? Lights? How many discus and cardinals? Anything else in this tank? Thanks for sharing. :)
 

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wow Paul!! Beautiful fish and a gorgeous tank. Can you share some info on the tank size? Lights? How many discus and cardinals? Anything else in this tank? Thanks for sharing. :)
The tank is a 75 gallon, and lighting is 2 X 39w T5 HO bulbs about 6 hrs/day - filtration is 2 AC 110's.
Low-tech, no CO2, root tab ferts along with twice weekly dosing of other liquid ferts & Excel. I do 3 - 75% wc's per week.

Tankmates include a few Rasboras and Cories, and around 15 Cardinals.
Anything else you'd like to know?

The discus are juvies - 3" -3.5", some of which I sold, or gave to my daughter, a short while later, cause I had 12 discus in there, they were starting to outgrow the tank, and I needed to re-home some (or get a larger tank).
 

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Really nice pigeons, I don't see any peppering on them.

I understand that Flamingos may be pigeon-based, but several generations back, and tend not to pepper, but rather get sooty in the yellow facial area when stressed, or kept under certain conditions (high light, e.g.), or when breeding.
 

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The tank is a 75 gallon, and lighting is 2 X 39w T5 HO bulbs about 6 hrs/day - filtration is 2 AC 110's.
Low-tech, no CO2, root tab ferts along with twice weekly dosing of other liquid ferts & Excel. I do 3 - 75% wc's per week.

Tankmates include a few Rasboras and Cories, and around 15 Cardinals.
Anything else you'd like to know?

The discus are juvies - 3" -3.5", some of which I sold, or gave to my daughter, a short while later, cause I had 12 discus in there, they were starting to outgrow the tank, and I needed to re-home some (or get a larger tank).
Thanks Paul....that's it for now. :) again, gorgeous tank. Hope I can come close one of these days.
 

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I understand that Flamingos may be pigeon-based, but several generations back, and tend not to pepper, but rather get sooty in the yellow facial area when stressed, or kept under certain conditions (high light, e.g.), or when breeding.
Interesting, I didn't know that. Well they are def beauties good luck with them.
 
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