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    sorry to hear what happened,however the product...

    sorry to hear what happened,however the product you describe I have used many time without a problem,although morphs often shrink up for a while.Also this product only controls green algae.The red...
  2. Thread: Dead discus

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    It's almost impossible to know the real cause of...

    It's almost impossible to know the real cause of death without dissection.I have had similar deaths where I found a 5cm long bright red worm had perforated the intestinal wall and latched onto the...
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    molasses systems are from what I'm told are...

    molasses systems are from what I'm told are completely closed,I have checked YouTube finding no info on this at all.
    my thinking is the same as you.however I have been told that's old technology...
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    new ways to filter water

    About a year or so ago,a marine biologist was telling me about how prawn farms produced so much waste most coastal towns refused their bid to open as they were so environmentally unfriendly.They were...
  5. Thread: Nitrate removal

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    checked readings today,apparently last week he...

    checked readings today,apparently last week he had two anemones die and were rotting in the tank,once removed parameters are all now back to zero.This happened very quickly,faster than normal,renewed...
  6. Thread: Nitrate removal

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    just checked guys water again all parameters have...

    just checked guys water again all parameters have gone back up.the filter has failed to maintain efficiency.check again next week for any improvement.
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    I believe Probiotics are extremely valuable to...

    I believe Probiotics are extremely valuable to discus.they seem to have a digestive system that falls victim to everything.medication can destroys necessary bacteria used for digestion.Biotin...
  8. Thread: Nitrate removal

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    sold one of these filters from the shop on...

    sold one of these filters from the shop on Wednesday last week to a guy with a marine tank.his ammonia,nitrate and phosphate was quite high,I tested his water again on Sunday and all had dropped to...
  9. Thread: Nitrate removal

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    yes I can't help but wonder if it is possible,the...

    yes I can't help but wonder if it is possible,the process also claims to remove Ammonia,and nitrite I believe.Got one today to test.I'll let you know the results.
  10. Thread: Nitrate removal

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    Nitrate removal

    At the recent Gold coast pet expo,at one for the exhibits a guy tried to sell a internal filter that removed Nitrate from the water by means of passing water through an electric field converting...
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    The only way you will know what treatment to use...

    The only way you will know what treatment to use is to obtain the white fish poo,best taken while still attached to the fish than examine under a microscope.once you know what worm or worms are...
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    Hi everyone.To confirm what I have said and you...

    Hi everyone.To confirm what I have said and you should as there is quite a lot of bad info out there.If you read Discus Health By Dieter Untergasser a book all discus keeper should read,as well as...
  13. Thread: live food

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    you know I had the same thing happen to me,I...

    you know I had the same thing happen to me,I really don't think Discus like baby guppies.Cherry shrimp are very easy to cultivate in large numbers and Discus love them,you should give them a go.
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    Hi guys.Growing out brine shrimp is about as hard...

    Hi guys.Growing out brine shrimp is about as hard as watching grass grow.
    use as large a container as possible,I use 500lt to 1000lt tubs.place where they get direct sun light otherwise they will be...
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    yes you can feed them to death.I experimented...

    yes you can feed them to death.I experimented with Discus growth rates by feeding one large feed per day,two large feeds per day,many small feeds per day etc.Discus over 12 months old that were fed...
  16. yes,most likely caused by the high nitrate.should...

    yes,most likely caused by the high nitrate.should be 0.If the head infection dose not respond.Remove the fish from water and place a few crystals of potassium permanganate in the wound than cover it...
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    erythromycin can be bought in the marine section...

    erythromycin can be bought in the marine section of any aquarium shop sold as a red slime remover for saltwater tanks.
  18. Sticky: Hi guys,Look I'm very sorry but I can't continue...

    Hi guys,Look I'm very sorry but I can't continue with this thread unfortunately I have a bad habit of telling the truth,unfortunately in the real world that always seems to lead to legal prosecution...
  19. Thread: tony tan discus

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    Perhaps you people should read what i actually...

    Perhaps you people should read what i actually said,for one I have never Mentioned tony tans yellow tang discus,at all,the discus i'm referring to were bought in 2007 at Darrens...
  20. Thread: tony tan discus

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    I know the original owner of exotic Discus and he...

    I know the original owner of exotic Discus and he imports himself I assume the new owner dose to,look guys,i'm not trying to bash tony tan discus for all i know he has excellent Discus,I don't want...
  21. Thread: tony tan discus

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    That was directly from the quarantine tanks on...

    That was directly from the quarantine tanks on the sunshine coast,Deep water aquatics who imported tony tan discus for a north Queensland suppler who by his own advertisement only sells Tony Tan...
  22. I worm discus every 3months,mainly because some...

    I worm discus every 3months,mainly because some worms grow so large,say a very large tape worm dies in the gut of the discus after medication,if too big the discus has trouble passing the worm and it...
  23. Hi skyliner34,You can't tell what worms your...

    Hi skyliner34,You can't tell what worms your Discus have unless you have a microscope and examine the fresh feces,otherwise its hit and miss.If your not sure you have to treat for both.treat with one...
  24. Sticky: Hi everyone,thanks for the support,Before using...

    Hi everyone,thanks for the support,Before using Hydrochloric acid I struggled with P.H.most P.H.down you buy from a retail shop only go about as far as 6.7 or so,and are a phosphate which you don't...
  25. Sticky: my experiments with water, food,growth rates etc.

    Hi everyone As requested this is the start of my experiences with Discus on water,foods and growth rate.Too much to write all the once so I'll keep adding as I get the time.I realize not everyone...
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