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    Sorry Brandi to hear about your discus , some...

    Sorry Brandi to hear about your discus , some time we loose fish really without knowing why ,but my guess is that your nitrate being 40 ppm stress the fish and lowers their immunity and that opens...
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    You are welcome and good luck with your tank.

    You are welcome and good luck with your tank.
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    Hi Krissy; It looks all exiting and i am happy...

    Hi Krissy;
    It looks all exiting and i am happy for you ,to be honest with you it little bit above my head but your enthusiasm make me think that you will overcome any difficulty you come across ,...
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    Looking forward to some photos.

    Looking forward to some photos.
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    Sorry i forgot make sure that the light is off...

    Sorry i forgot make sure that the light is off during the treatment as metro degrades in the present of light.
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    Hi FeGrl' Welcome ,as Sabrina mentioned your...

    Hi FeGrl'
    Welcome ,as Sabrina mentioned your nitrate reading does not look as i expect ,either your kit is out of date or you are not following the testing exactly , having said that you probably...
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    Sorry i forgot to answare your question ,the...

    Sorry i forgot to answare your question ,the cloudy spot is either on the outer surface of the eyes or from the outer surface of the lens to about 0.5 mm inside the outer lens but definitely not ...
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    Thanks Sabrina and Steve both for kind words ,i...

    Thanks Sabrina and Steve both for kind words ,i am still waiting for him to be detoxed from previous lots of antibiotics and as i typing i look at him and he looks a picture of a happy and healthy...
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    cloudy spot in the middle of the eye

    Hi Every one;
    Now this is my biggest eruption about 6" (16 cm) ,over 2 years old ,so about 3 month ago he got a sever fin rut which very quickly changed to head standing ,transferred him to a Q tank...
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    Hi Sabrina ; Your tank looks very clean ,is it...

    Hi Sabrina ;
    Your tank looks very clean ,is it my imagination or a few of those plants are artificial ,i am a bit baffled by your nitrate level ,40 ppm is a bit high for the number of fish you have...
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    Hi Sabrina; As Steve mentioned you only use...

    Hi Sabrina;
    As Steve mentioned you only use carbon if you want to get rid of some thing in the tank e.g medication ,antibiotic ,but in reality you don't need it ,also there is a danger with carbon...
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    Sorry to hear about your loss Krissy but in my...

    Sorry to hear about your loss Krissy but in my opinion anything apart from heater ,sponge filter in a tank is a reason for detritus to get trapped and cause water quality issues ,having said that we...
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    Hi George; I have sent you PM regarding the...

    Hi George;
    I have sent you PM regarding the fluke ,i basically have followed Andrew soh method and so far it has been a success but as Steve mentioned it is difficult to eradicate but you can...
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    Hi Sabrina ; Nice to see you back again ,by the...

    Hi Sabrina ;
    Nice to see you back again ,by the look of it you are going to be a busy lady .
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    Hi Krissy ; 840 l tank plus 200 l sump is a...

    Hi Krissy ; 840 l tank plus 200 l sump is a serious set up ,we need photos .
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    Cade Altumate 1200 ,that definitely sound...

    Cade Altumate 1200 ,that definitely sound impressive ,633 liter of water is a lot and you can put 15 adult discus in there ,unfortunately i have never had experience with sump ,i am sure Steve
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    Is it not cheaper to increase the room...

    Is it not cheaper to increase the room temperature ?
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    Hi guys ; I like to start a white worm culture...

    Hi guys ;
    I like to start a white worm culture to complement my discus feed .my question , is it possible for the white worm to carry any nasties ,parasites .

    Do i need to buy a small fridge or...
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    I would not have believed if you hadn't told me...

    I would not have believed if you hadn't told me ,they are very colourful and look artificial , at least they will help your tank reducing nitrate ,BTW i know that you like helmets and things but you...
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    One other thing ,your KH and GH values are high...

    One other thing ,your KH and GH values are high for our water ,are you sure you are not adding any other chemicals to your water also your ph should be around 6.8 perhaps 6.9
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    Hi Sabrina; The reason behind fishless cycling...

    Hi Sabrina;
    The reason behind fishless cycling is that when you are cycling and have no fish in the tank you can add ammonia to feed your beneficial bacteria (BB) now if you add alittle too much...
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    Hi Sabrina; I am glad that you are excited about...

    Hi Sabrina;
    I am glad that you are excited about your tank but trust me you need to slowdown your enthusiasm ,in my opinion you don't need to bring yet another factor ( seachem purigen ) in to the...
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    Hi Sabrina ; One of the big lessons i have...

    Hi Sabrina ;
    One of the big lessons i have learned dealing with discus is the fact that you do need to have patience and not be compulsive .
    Good luck
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    Hi Sabrina; It looks lovely ,very happy for you...

    Hi Sabrina;
    It looks lovely ,very happy for you ,as Steve said you can but some water in that and start your cycling nice and slow ,i guess it will take 4- 6 weeks without a heater ,also you will...
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    +1 I have sent you PM. Sayid

    +1
    I have sent you PM.
    Sayid
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