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  1. Thread: Discus fever

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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...
  2. Thread: Discus fever

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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
  3. Thread: Discus fever

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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...
  4. Thread: Discus fever

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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...
  5. Thread: Discus fever

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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
  6. Thread: Discus fever

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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...
  7. Thread: Discus fever

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    +1 I have sent you PM. Sayid

    +1
    I have sent you PM.
    Sayid
  8. Thread: Discus fever

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    +1 I did a fishless cycling recently without...

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    I did a fishless cycling recently without heater with no problem, just start the heater 2 days before introduction of any fish ,good luck
  9. Thread: Discus fever

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    Hi Sabrina; I don't think you need to quarantine...

    Hi Sabrina;
    I don't think you need to quarantine the fish in the hospital tank ,you can put them in the big tank straight away since you have no fish in there already , having said that you will put...
  10. Thread: Discus fever

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    Hi Sabrina, It's great to hear from you,i am...

    Hi Sabrina,
    It's great to hear from you,i am glad that you decided to give a tropical fish another go ,your tanks look nice and practical and it's new which means you can start fresh , the fact that...
  11. +1 I just did the salt bath as Steve has advised...

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    I just did the salt bath as Steve has advised and you immediately see the ease of breathing , just a small point ,i did the dip in a bucket with a small heater and an air stone and the fish took...
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    Hi ILLUSN, how absolutely lovely to hear from...

    Hi ILLUSN, how absolutely lovely to hear from you, last time we heard from you ,you were getting rid of your tanks and other gears and i thought you have had enough .
    yes i keep my tank 28-29 c and...
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    Endlers or Guppies as discus tankmates

    Hi every one ,
    I have 2 tanks with discus and sterbies corys as tank mates , the question i like to ask is '
    . Is endlers or guppies a good tank mates for discus?
    . Is it true that live bearers...
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    You are absolutely right and that's why it is...

    You are absolutely right and that's why it is almost impossible to do.
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    Hi rex , i don't have a heavy infestation of...

    Hi rex , i don't have a heavy infestation of fluke but but there are always 2 or 3 fish out of 15 adult fish that show heavy breathing i usually treat with pp 2mg/l that that reduces the number but...
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    Thanks Steve for getting back , i am going to see...

    Thanks Steve for getting back , i am going to see if i can get hold of a hard copy , BTW i found your photo with Andrew back in 2008 at a British discus show now i can put photo to the face , hope...
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    Lovely looking fish , how do you clean the...

    Lovely looking fish , how do you clean the parents and do you have any problem with flukes?
    What do you think of artificial raising of juvies ?
    If you were nearer i would have loved to visit them....
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    Thanks for getting back so quickly . I think by...

    Thanks for getting back so quickly .
    I think by memory ,andrews method was
    . put the fish in q tank with 2mg/l pp for4 hours in active form ( pink colour )
    . in the mean time nuke the main tank...
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    gill fluke eradication

    Hi every one ;
    The story is that i have had gill fluke at various degrees as long as long as i remember , well i put up with it and when it becomes too much i usually treat the tank with pp at the...
  20. Thread: White poo !

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    Hi Mark, You need to give us more information...

    Hi Mark,
    You need to give us more information i.e your tank size ,its age ,temp ,ammonia ,nitrite ,nitrate levels, at least two photos of your sick fish from different angels, full shot of your tank...
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    The epsom salt is to clean the intestine of the...

    The epsom salt is to clean the intestine of the fish and improve the appetite and once the fish starts to poo you stop the epsom salt and as you do water change it gradually disappear fro your system...
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    Sorry about your loss ,as Hollowman said don't...

    Sorry about your loss ,as Hollowman said don't lose sleep over the dead one ,unfortunately this is part of discus keeping ,we all have gone through it .you are doing a good job.
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    You are way over stocked for the size of your...

    You are way over stocked for the size of your tank ,the rule of thumb is 40 liter for an adult fish and i think this is the root of your problem , you might solve the fin rut problem temporarily with...
  24. Thanks Ray , never heard of agar agar before...

    Thanks Ray , never heard of agar agar before ,going to give it a crack next time. cheers
  25. I have been making similar recipe beef heart with...

    I have been making similar recipe beef heart with as yours with food processor and i had the same problem ,the food processor pulverizes the food and you get water quality issues so i ordered a meat...
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