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post #21 of 31 Old 02-25-2011, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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I would not use under gravel filter with Discus. I would not use one with anything, actually. You really won't need one because you are going bare bottom, right?

IMO, I would highly recommend you do so ~ until you get the basics of keeping these awesome fish.

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Ya I have I even spoke with kenny over the phone and gravel with planted tank shoould be great It will be quite some time till i get any now that my angels are spawning I think i will be more busy with rasing them first and then I'll come back to the discus.

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post #22 of 31 Old 02-25-2011, 03:45 AM
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Ya I have I even spoke with kenny over the phone and gravel with planted tank shoould be great

He actually told you, a possible first time Discus owner, that gravel and a planted tank would be great? Honestly? Or did I read that wrong?

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He's planning the sub-adults to adults so I don't think planted setups are a problem for them. It's the ones less than 4 inches in diameter that should be kept in a bare setup.

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He's planning the sub-adults to adults so I don't think planted setups are a problem for them. It's the ones less than 4 inches in diameter that should be kept in a bare setup.
Will I still be on your special list if I disagree?

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Will I still be on your special list if I disagree?
No.lol Okay, what do you disagree about this?

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post #26 of 31 Old 02-25-2011, 08:32 AM
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Well ~ for someone who has never had Discus ~ I would always advise a bare bottom tank.

But that is just me.

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Ahh...Not really a problem. I did indicate it's the juveniles that are more worrisome hence the bare setup. They stunt so easily with all the organic materials accumulating around.

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Well ~ for someone who has never had Discus ~ I would always advise a bare bottom tank.

But that is just me.
I had never had discus before and when I brought my babies home immediately into a planted tank they went. They were 3" specimens. That being said, if I told you that the time frame from them going from 3" to 4" was one of the most stressful periods of fishkeeping I've ever had would you believe me?? With all the hair pulling I went through it's surprising I'm not bald! I will never do that again nor would I advise anyone else to!! Buy 4" plus specimens (for a planted tank) or go barebottom for anything 3" and under.

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post #29 of 31 Old 02-25-2011, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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haha aww kym I would go nutts if i was you if your talking your huggge tank and having to go through that ! yes posion ill be buying 4.5 - 6 inch discus and kenny said it would be good.

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I had never had discus before and when I brought my babies home immediately into a planted tank they went. They were 3" specimens. That being said, if I told you that the time frame from them going from 3" to 4" was one of the most stressful periods of fishkeeping I've ever had would you believe me?? With all the hair pulling I went through it's surprising I'm not bald! I will never do that again nor would I advise anyone else to!! Buy 4" plus specimens (for a planted tank) or go barebottom for anything 3" and under.

They certainly can cause stress in the human. Make no mistake about that. Lord. But they are my most favorite fish in the world and worth every moment!

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2 Swordtails
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