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    My baby discus

    Post by lgsasquatch on Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:17 am

    I am still working on the tank and a place to put the tank for these guys, so they are in this twenty gallon for a short while. They are still under 1.5inches so they will be fine for a little while.

    I have 3 cobalt blues and 4 snake skins. They all look the same at this age so i cant even tell witch ones are witch.
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    Post by Storylover on Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:32 am

    Dawwww! They are sooo cute! What kind are they?

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    Post by fish guy on Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:12 am

    Try feeding them black worms to max. growth. Nice job on breeding your discus. Storylover I'm tired reading your BS responses to every post. Get a life. Oh I forgot your seventeen. Quote Hire the teenager before they forget everything.
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    Re: My baby discus

    Post by micah on Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:37 pm

    dancing bananna party2 dancing bananna Congrats!!! I am wanting to start breeding discus soon. I can't wait.
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    Post by micah on Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:39 pm

    fish guy wrote:Try feeding them black worms to max. growth. Nice job on breeding your discus. Storylover I'm tired reading your BS responses to every post. Get a life. Oh I forgot your seventeen. Quote Hire the teenager before they forget everything.

    Fishguy could u please keep your comments nice? I am not sure if this was a joke or serious but please don't disrespect user, especially moderators.
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    Post by drudown66 on Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:52 pm

    fish guy wrote:Try feeding them black worms to max. growth. Nice job on breeding your discus. Storylover I'm tired reading your BS responses to every post. Get a life. Oh I forgot your seventeen. Quote Hire the teenager before they forget everything.

    that time of the month eh bud??
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    Re: My baby discus

    Post by Angelbaby on Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:56 pm

    Aww, they are cool...I agree with you Story....very cute.
    I have always wanted to raise Discus. That's so cool that they spawned for you lgsasquatch. Nice job.
    See Micah that's what I was talking about.....gotta have respect!
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    Re: My baby discus

    Post by Tinman on Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:57 pm

    Talk about variety ,man those need way dif than the others you posted. How do you soften the water for them ? I used to have Full blues ,they are so cool when things go well

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    Re: My baby discus

    Post by fish guy on Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:41 am

    RO water or collect rain water
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    Post by lgsasquatch on Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:52 am

    RO with discus essentials and buffer. And a weakly water change. Glad i have my own ro filter. lol
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    Post by lordraptor1 on Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:34 am

    nice igs, keep us informed as to their progress

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    Post by Tinman on Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:42 am

    I live next to RR tracks so diesel fallout is on my house ,no rain water to use here. Evil or Very Mad I figured being a salty you were stripping it. I live on limestone so tap water is deadly for them without RO .Maybe someday again......sigh They imho are the pinnacle of fishkeeping
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    Re: My baby discus

    Post by Storylover on Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:25 am

    fish guy wrote:Try feeding them black worms to max. growth. Nice job on breeding your discus. Storylover I'm tired reading your BS responses to every post. Get a life. Oh I forgot your seventeen. Quote Hire the teenager before they forget everything.

    Grr i just missed the thingy at the bottom of the picture. Not sure what you mean by the last part though... but I don't want to XD

    This is a fish forum, not a place to growl at people, so please try to refrain from doing so in the future.


    Also what is RO water? I mean I know that its reverse osmosis water, but why is it needed for discus?

    And Iggy you better put up more pictures of your fish:) I really want to see them as they grow.
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    Post by Tinman on Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:44 am

    Fishguy is a pot stirrer , . We luv yer input Storylover ,keep up the good work . RO removes the things that make water hard ,you then have stripped water or nothing water and add back the nutrients the fish you are keeping require and need .
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    Post by Tinman on Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:52 am

    Saltys RO and add Instant Ocean or the like . Discus peeps use RO then add the Discus esentials. By starting with stripped water you only add the salts and other nutrients that you want for perfect conditions for your requirment in your tank at that time. Water softeners bind salt to the hard items in the water so it feels soft to us but will not work for fish. That is why you RO .Many people have a trash can in a closet and run an RO (about 120.00) on it for a few days before a water change,then add whatever product (more money) they desire to make the water to their liking
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    Post by Tinman on Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:54 am

    Many saltys keep Discus because you only add a different additive , the rest of the sequence is the same and if you stagger the water changes correctly all the same equipment will work for both set ups with just a little cleaning between
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    Re: My baby discus

    Post by Storylover on Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:12 pm

    Thanks tinman:) This was great in helping me understand what was happening with the RO. Its good to know that that is why you need it, and that will help a lot when i start my saltwater tank, and maybe a discus tank.

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