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    Who cares. I will swap you "how to rotate...

    Who cares. I will swap you "how to rotate pictures" for your discus breeding ability. Those bigger ones already look so consistently rounded. And really nice growth rate.
  2. I bought the blue one side - black the other side...

    I bought the blue one side - black the other side background paper. I am using the blue. What I got are nearly all PB so will see what happens.
  3. Just had them for 1 day. Still hiding a bit but...

    Just had them for 1 day. Still hiding a bit but come out more if I turn the air off. Very happy with what Carlos sent me.

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  4. pH maybe about 7. Am less then 0.25. Nitrite 0....

    pH maybe about 7. Am less then 0.25. Nitrite 0. Nitrate between 5 and 10. Did an 80% water change. So I think I am close.
    The background - I have a shiny white plyboard behind the tank easily...
  5. Thread: Please help!!

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    You can't leave it at that last post. Progress...

    You can't leave it at that last post. Progress report as your efforts here rival Lazuras. Those fish looked almost dead.
  6. 21323 If no photo here then I didn't follow the...

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    If no photo here then I didn't follow the instructions correctly.

    The bottom front is clear to assist cleaning later on. The white plastic thing has rotting prawns in it. The net is just...
  7. Well I got my tank. 225 ltr. This is 4th day. It...

    Well I got my tank. 225 ltr. This is 4th day. It is planted. Ph is above 7.2 below 7.6. Ammonia is about 1 ppm. Nitrite below but near 1 ppm. Nitrate about 5 ppm. I had been running a foam filter in...
  8. Very true. If I was a lot younger maybe go the...

    Very true. If I was a lot younger maybe go the easier fish.
  9. My memory thinks they are. I remember my...

    My memory thinks they are. I remember my motherinlaw wanted a second hand tank for some goldfish. When i picked it up it was neglected with no light and the old lady said there are 3 fish in there...
  10. New to this. Just my ramblings on what i am doing.

    Just some rambling while I couldn't sleep.

    Late 2016. Ordered a nice setup. Not big but it had to fit in a particular spot and also had to be a display furniture item, not just a big tank on legs....
  11. Thread: Please help!!

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    The change from that black looking earlier photo...

    The change from that black looking earlier photo really doesn't seem possible. Do you now have an opinion what caused the problem and what might have provided the apparent improvement.
  12. Thread: Algae

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    I have been reading whatever I can find, however,...

    I have been reading whatever I can find, however, there is nothing like the help and advice provided by experienced, knowledgeable people like yourself.

    My question really was "Is algae good for...
  13. Thread: Algae

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    Is algae a signal that something is wrong in...

    Is algae a signal that something is wrong in relation to water condition for discus or just not wanted because looks awful?
  14. Thread: Aid to recycling

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    I spoke to my friendly local fish guy and he...

    I spoke to my friendly local fish guy and he agreed with you. He is willing to give me the crap out of his filter but was against it. He suggested fish food instead of the prawn. He also informed me...
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    Any changes since this post? Were you successful...

    Any changes since this post? Were you successful with small discus? I've been advised to start with a group of juvenile and learn with them and also that juveniles are much more difficult to start...
  16. Thread: Aid to recycling

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    Aid to recycling

    OK I watched a youtube video where someone claimed recycling in a day or two. Seems they squeeze the crap out of a filter foam from a running setup into a jar and into the new aquarium. Any opinions...
  17. Thread: Hello.

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    Not much choice here in Newcastle

    Drove to most of the local aquariums this morning. Really the selection of Discus was terrible. Small, uncoloured and expensive. Nothing like those offered from the large on line stores. One place...
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    Sticky: Not me but I ask the same question. I just...

    Not me but I ask the same question.


    I just found this. It came easily in Google and I suppose everyone else who searches finds it. Seems a complete guide but not really many variety pictures....
  19. Any further news to this. Did the eggs survive?...

    Any further news to this. Did the eggs survive? Did you raise any babies? Did they spawn again? Any success? Did the kind lady have any more?
  20. Thread: Hello.

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    I am keen but after spending hours reading many...

    I am keen but after spending hours reading many 'how to' articles is making me hesitant.
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    I'm new here also

    I just joined. Found this forum while looking for tips and hints on youtube. I don't have any discus (or fish at all) yet. Tank is ordered for the new year and I am doing some reading up before I...
  22. Thread: Hello.

    by fern
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    Hello.

    after many years i have decided to reenter the hobby. i have ordered a setup but have no fish yet. i hope to get group of baby discus, maybe 10 to 15 around 5cm and see how I go before the expense of...
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