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Old 08-29-2017, 06:25 PM   #1
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I really did it this time...

Well.. nothing like a lightning deal on Craigslist to swing plans and funds.. I guess I keep discus now this is going to be the death of me..
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Congrats on the new adventure! You can do this.
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Old 08-29-2017, 06:41 PM   #3
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I don't know David.. this has been one of those things.. wanted to but really didn't have the extra funds for properly raised, display tank ready adults. This is a trial run. I've set this tank up for easy food removal and wcs as I'll be doing that alotttttt. In the picture you'll notice some plumbing, this will allow drainage to about 2" above bottom and hopefully create a vacuum to remove food. I have a vacuum hose as well if it fails to simplify. This is Qt, if all goes well they'll be in my updated 75 gal. (Ps. If anyone in Boston wants some huge angels and other free fish? Pm me.)
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You could fashion a v-shaped false bottom with glass/acrylic to help funnel the uneaten food and waste to the drain.
I think it would be cool if you rig up a continuous drip setup. Or have 50% of the volume drip in over a period of a day or two.
Can't recall if the 75g was a low or low medium tank.
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I was thinking continuous but chasing parameters may prove more problematic than missing a daily wc here and there? I'm mixing my own water. I need to throw a low flow power head to help that food/poo to drain. I don't want to automate this too.much, I need to be hands on twice daily, at least. 75 will remain low, moving a.ton of fish out and a ton of massive java fern in
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Brookster you crack me up. Good pick up. You won't have any problem raising them. I kept discus back in the Jack wattley era. Even bought two of his. Started like you, bare tank with clay flower pots. Evolved to gravel, driftwood and rocks. Was sorry to give them up after a big move. A few got big as small dinner plates. Frozen bloodworms & brine shrimp, can't lose.
Congratulations. Looking forward to the updates.
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I already did a 50% wc after they mowed down a bunch of.frozen brine. They're comfortable?? I think??
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Brookster you crack me up. Good pick up. You won't have any problem raising them. I kept discus back in the Jack wattley era. Even bought two of his. Started like you, bare tank with clay flower pots. Evolved to gravel, driftwood and rocks. Was sorry to give them up after a big move. A few got big as small dinner plates. Frozen bloodworms & brine shrimp, can't lose.
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That's good, I made my boss cry today so at least i bring joy to some! This dude had 2 breeding pairs that were literally the size of 7"discus!!! Salad plates!!! They were stunners! And i got they're babies woo! This guy says he doesn't change water very often in grow outs? I don't know if it's a secret method or sales tactic?
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Congrats on the discus.
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Oh man the beginning of a new adventure. Will enjoy watching the progress.
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