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Old 07-11-2005, 11:22 AM   #71
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definitly keep the planted tank if you are going the discus route. It is good to see that you've already read a little bit on their care. Now go buy that book and make sure you have it on hand for reference.

an RO unit is very nice to have, but what type of water do you have coming out of your tap? If you are lucky, then you won't need the RO unit. Test for pH, kH, and greenmagi, can you list the others?

I also agree that the german rams are great tank mates. If you do want a schooling fish, rummynosed tetras are the way to go in my opinion. All those fish need the same type of water perams and from what I've seen, do well together. The only problem I could foresee is any kind of tetra trying to eat all the flakes before the Discus.

Oh, word of caution, no plecos... or at least be very careful. I have seen plecos attach onto the side of a Discus and start eating their slime coat!!!! 8O

Good luck in your research!!! BrianNY is the best guy around to talk about discus with
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Old 07-11-2005, 04:54 PM   #72
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Well, instead of the book I printed out this great faq on discus care. The site is http://www.devotedly-discus.co.uk/di...iscus_care.htm. If there is false info in this book please tell me soon so I can buy that Discus book today.
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:25 PM   #73
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If you were to get only one referance for discus care, there is one book that you must have... Discus Health by Dieter Untergasser
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:45 AM   #74
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After days of research I think I should drop the Discus. As being only a kid I think I will not have the skills to care for this interesting fish. The expense scares me too ^_^ LOL.
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I agree I started to keep discus however everything was fine, but then theres the money side of things. 8O . I am considering getting another tank and to try discus now that I have alot of money LOL . Depends if my parents let me get a new tank
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:49 AM   #76
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how old are you?
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I am now 16 you ?
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:53 AM   #78
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just 12 ^_^
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:43 AM   #79
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I have re-read your entire thread and from what I've seen, your plan is excellent. Kudos for thinking and questioning about whether or not you should keep discus. You have plenty of time to "get your ears" wet (no pun intended) and then go for discus at a later time.

I suggest keeping the most recent stocking plan and keeping the plants as well.
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Thanks Everyone ^_^! But the project will be poseponed for and unknown time. My mom is planning to move and it would be a hassle to move a 55 gallon tank. So it'll be a long time before I will be able to buy the tank and an even longer time to start it. Again thanks everyone for everything ^_^!
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