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Old 08-06-2011, 12:59 PM   #81
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Looks beautiful. Job well done!
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Looks beautiful. Job well done!
Thanks Maya nice name
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As always, they look great roy!
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:49 PM   #84
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Beautiful roy! Wish I had a tank like that
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Thank you guys, I really appreciate the compliments

@halfmoon: are you still planning to keep discus?
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Thank you guys, I really appreciate the compliments

@halfmoon: are you still planning to keep discus?
YOU BETCHA!!!! going to end up order a 110 long and be done with the tank hunt, lol.
And ever since I picked up a water changer, and ro/do unit, I am raring to go. Working on converting my now empty 20 gal to a SW for a pair of clowns too. *squee!*
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:31 PM   #87
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YOU BETCHA!!!! going to end up order a 110 long and be done with the tank hunt, lol.
And ever since I picked up a water changer, and ro/do unit, I am raring to go. Working on converting my now empty 20 gal to a SW for a pair of clowns too. *squee!*
That's great! Python really helps a lot with water changing. Mostly if you have a big tank.

Are you planning to breed them? I don't have a RO/DI unit. I have a CO2 system to lower the pH(pH monitor set to 6.4) and peat to soften the water and lower the pH as well. I going to order 6 super flamingos for my 55 soon(see attachment) and i already set up 4 breeding tanks in the garage.
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Those are gorgeous!
I will be towing with a blue/green discus theme, and housing them with some rummy noses and sterbai.
And the ro/do is for the SW, but I can use it for the discus tank too to help keep levels correct. Driftwood helps lower my local water ph fairly well, but I don't want to count on that only. Definitely going to be going with a. Biotope though. And I can
T wait for my plants to start filling in soon. I STILL need a good ground cover plant though...
Also....are you growing your guys out in your planted tank? How do you handle that??
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Those are gorgeous!
I will be towing with a blue/green discus theme, and housing them with some rummy noses and sterbai.
And the ro/do is for the SW, but I can use it for the discus tank too to help keep levels correct. Driftwood helps lower my local water ph fairly well, but I don't want to count on that only. Definitely going to be going with a. Biotope though. And I can
T wait for my plants to start filling in soon. I STILL need a good ground cover plant though...
There's a lot of great looking blue/green discus. Rummy nose are nice. I have all kinds of cories with my discus(temp. 85*F) and all are fine. The temp doesn't seem to bother them. So, if you want other cories, you should be fine. Unless, you just really like sterbai. I can give you some blyxa japonica next month. I just spread them out last week. I'll give it another month before I harvest again. Let me know if you want some. Free I hate throwing plants away.
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Free blyxa? Hum YEAH! lol
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Thanks Alisha

Are you talking about the right side or left? The right looks empty for me. The plants on the right are amazon swords, star grass and ludwigia. The one on the left is hygro.
*ha* Yep..that's what happens when I am tired....my fingers don't type what my mind is thinking...lol

Any idea what kind of hygro? Veryyy pretty!
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Free blyxa? Hum YEAH! lol
Just remind me. I started with around 10 plants that I bought from jetajockey and now I have at least 35. In a month I'll be able to split all of those and I'll have 70. Just imagine. Lol!
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How do you know when they are ready, and how do you split them exactly?
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*ha* Yep..that's what happens when I am tired....my fingers don't type what my mind is thinking...lol

Any idea what kind of hygro? Veryyy pretty!
Lol.

I had to check my plants list to see which hygro...
Common Name: Giant Hygro
Scientific Name: Nomaphila Stricta
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How do you know when they are ready, and how do you split them exactly?
The plant will split in to 2 or more stems from the base and you can carefully separate them.
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Question... What are your water params and temp that you keep shrimp and snails in with your discus?
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Question... What are your water params and temp that you keep shrimp and snails in with your discus?
pH 6.2 and temp is 86*F. I have corydoras and GBRs as well. I "drip acclimated all of them.
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It's been a while since I last updated this thread... Got rid of the 55g. Took out all the stemmed plants and ground covers in the 125g then added a bunch of crypts. Also added a few more cardinal tetras and replaced my discus with a higher grade. I'm just keeping this tank simple. Doesn't look natural anymore because I added aeration for the discus (higher oxygen level=better growth). Still running the CO2 system but it gets off-gassed really fast and I've been refilling my CO2 tank more than usual. Here are some pics...
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The tank looked like this a couple months ago...
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