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    Discus poop question

    Thank you! I will start with a dewormer first! As for the smaller one this could be the case as he’s been alive and with the symptoms for 4 weeks and no stingy white poop just very shy and not much appetite, it if was serious surely he would of not survived this long? I have a smaller tank I...
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    Discus poop question

    Hey first of all thank you for all the brilliant helpful tips! I bought 8 discus about 4 weeks ago, 2 larger 10/12cm size like the pair you see in the photos above and also 6 more smaller 8/9cm sizes. The 2 larger ones have always had the stringy white poop from the day I got them and most of...
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    Discus poop question

    hey guys got a couple of 12cm discus with clear poop tube not sure what this indicates exactly... They have had it for weeks they seem fine they eat like normal there not as active when I approach the tank like the other discus are. Let me know what you think got some pics below. Thank you
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    Discus recommended pH kH gH levels

    Thanks your your response guys, Yes absolutely, I have buffed the aquarium pH initially for the introduction of the discus to 7.0 using seachem acid and alkaline buffers to drop the pH an stabilize the kH, once the discus are in the aquarium and are happy I will start small water changes to...
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    Discus recommended pH kH gH levels

    Ok so gH test was done I used my API gH test kit and got orange color test water at drop 2 and green was around drop 4-5 if I do count my first drop witch only gives me a light yellow color I get a total of 4-5 drops so my dgH is 4 or 5 and my ppm is between 50-100ppm (3-6dgH) range on the...
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    Discus recommended pH kH gH levels

    Thank you for your response, I’ll be doing a tap water re test on my gH and also with my Aquarium tonight as I believe I may have got it wrong. If my gH results are higher than 100ppm I will be looking at the dilution method with distilled water and I agree with your acclimation belief as going...
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    Discus recommended pH kH gH levels

    Thank you for your response! Yes absolutely agreed, I basically am trying to match parameters with my supplier to make the acclimation process more swift, I need to investigate my tap water gH further, I’m getting 7.6pH and 3dkH (0-50ppm) at the tap, my suppliers parameters is 7.0pH and he...
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    Discus recommended pH kH gH levels

    Thank you mate, I did some tests and your right the hot water was actually more accurate.
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    Discus recommended pH kH gH levels

    Ok thank you this is very helpful! Is there a certain gH level that discus thrive between? The information out there is very skeptical with people have all sorts of different opinions as well as different levels for different situations such as having for display purposes or growing discus and...
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    Discus recommended pH kH gH levels

    Thanks Colin I will make some enquiries and get some answers, I think either way I’ll go ahead with the acclimation method even if my parameters meet “there” parameters just to be on the safer side, I may even test the parameters the fish come in. What are some steps in reducing my gH without...
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    Discus recommended pH kH gH levels

    Thank you for your reply, They are captive bred from Singapore. I used the API test kit and if I’m correct I believe each drop is equal to a degree so my gH was 12-15 drops (witch I will test again tonight) should be equal to 12-15 degrees or around 200ppm and my kH was 4-5 drops and equates to...
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    Discus recommended pH kH gH levels

    Hey guys, In the process of setting my parameters in my aquarium to suit discus fish. There are a lot of articals an discussions about people’s recommendations and they all fluctuate witch is making it hard for me to narrow down my water hardness/softness levels. I have recently buffed my...
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    Are plecos worth the bio load?

    Certainly that sounds great! I still have a few more things to sort out like lighting and the discus to finish off the aquarium, I should be close by October 15 I’ll see how I go :) Thanks for that I appreciate it :)
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    Are plecos worth the bio load?

    Wow really? Thanks! This photo is from google images I shall try my best to get a great photo of the L168, it can be tricky as they don’t seem to be as active as the peppermints, that’s how I got such a good zoomed in picture of her but the L168s they have been out an about recently so I’ll do...
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    Are plecos worth the bio load?

    Thank you! I have 2 the same size round 8cm Long and I think I have a male and female but not sure just yet. They are by far my favorite sucker mouth! I recently got myself 2 L168 wild butterfly plecos and they don’t grow much bigger than a bristlenose, they also look amazing! L168 wild...
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