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Old 04-28-2015, 09:57 PM   #41
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There is driftwood in the tank- it's just two tiny pieces; you can't see at the angle of the photo because they lie flat. The plan is to get more when we get more money in the early summer.

It is a 125 gallon tank. It had more than 4 small discus originally...

Temperature is 84 degrees, and I feed them a quality flake food once a day and vary it with frozen brine shrimp and bloodworms.
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Feed 2-3 timea daily. And ill send you some moss. Plants and driftwood are imperative. I can send some jungle vals to. I'd also move them to the 55 for growing out. Itll be easier to plant and easier for them to find food. Remember they are slow eaters, so that gravel lets a lot of food become inaccessible to them. It slips through the craks soto say. Theyll eat for an hour aftef you feed them. Theyll go for foid thats floating or dropping. But they dontveat fast enough to get enough ad its falling.

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I would suggest a fine grain substrate. I dont like sand myself but ir works fine

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Feed 2-3 timea daily. And ill send you some moss. Plants and driftwood are imperative. I can send some jungle vals to. I'd also move them to the 55 for growing out. Itll be easier to plant and easier for them to find food. Remember they are slow eaters, so that gravel lets a lot of food become inaccessible to them. It slips through the craks soto say. Theyll eat for an hour aftef you feed them. Theyll go for foid thats floating or dropping. But they dontveat fast enough to get enough ad its falling.

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Currently the 55 houses a massive oscar that came with the 125 (the tank was a donation to the university). So I can't do anything with the 55 at the moment. It's filthy because it seems like no one is taking care of it.... I have half a mind to start doing so myself.

I've actually slowly started removing the gravel but I don't want to do it all at once. I'm basically vaccuming up the gravel along with the water using a really big hose for water changes.

Once I get rid of all the gravel I'll add... something.
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You could rehome the Oscar @ LFS, & then bleach the tank.

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This is the northern half of Maine, what LFS?
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Caribou? Love that place!!!


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No not THAT north lol. More like central Maine really but nobody goes past Old Orchard Beach and everything past it is "northern maine"
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No not THAT north lol. More like central Maine really but nobody goes past Old Orchard Beach and everything past it is "northern maine"
No one?? Helped my buddy build a Maine mansion up in stratton/Eustis.. god's country baby! Love it up there.. 6 hour drive kind of hurts though..

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What about just switching them then? I really don't know if a125 is too big, but I do think a 55 would be perfect.

I'm still confused as to how long this project is going to take. Shouldn't you be working with proven pairs?


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