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post #11 of 14 Old 07-19-2010, 11:59 PM
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ok.. thanks : ) will def try cleaning them 2mrw am... i imagine i could only get brush several inches within each opening, but what about the middle part of the 2ft long hose?
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Aunt Kymmie: I have a planted 90 gallon with a 40 gallon sump. I have gotten hold of a local breeder like within the same zip code even who does all his discus with dechlorinated tap water which is cool since we have a ph around 8.3 and fairly hard water. For example, I have a successful reef tank and do not add anything for PH and hardness to my water.
Job situation has the project on hold for now as I might or might not have a job and/or a place to work next week depending on how our inspection goes tomorrow. If the contract is resigned I likely will get 5 discus at the beginning of August. If not so good then i will be tearing down the whole setup along with the reef tank and evacuate to better waters. Currently the tank has three angels(which will go before the discus arrive), a single ram(the only survivor of 8 I got too soon when the tank was new) a pearl guorami, 5 harlequin rasbora who think they are rams(they school with the ram and vice versa), a bristlenose pleco, 2 farawellas, a few cories and a few ottos. A large piece of driftwood and a smaller piece plus alot of big leafed plants. For some reason I cannot get ground cover plants to grow :/

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Aunt Kymmie: I have a planted 90 gallon with a 40 gallon sump. I have gotten hold of a local breeder like within the same zip code even who does all his discus with dechlorinated tap water which is cool since we have a ph around 8.3 and fairly hard water. For example, I have a successful reef tank and do not add anything for PH and hardness to my water.
Job situation has the project on hold for now as I might or might not have a job and/or a place to work next week depending on how our inspection goes tomorrow. If the contract is resigned I likely will get 5 discus at the beginning of August. If not so good then i will be tearing down the whole setup along with the reef tank and evacuate to better waters. Currently the tank has three angels(which will go before the discus arrive), a single ram(the only survivor of 8 I got too soon when the tank was new) a pearl guorami, 5 harlequin rasbora who think they are rams(they school with the ram and vice versa), a bristlenose pleco, 2 farawellas, a few cories and a few ottos. A large piece of driftwood and a smaller piece plus alot of big leafed plants. For some reason I cannot get ground cover plants to grow :/
I hope your inspection goes well, holding good thoughts!
I too, have a planted 100gl discus tank with discus raised from a local breeder in our local San Diego tap water. San Diego has water as hard as concrete with a ph of 8.0. I don't buffer my water and my discus are now spawning (which is a good and bad thing). If you can get homegrown discus, not imported, your fish will do prefectly fine! I hope your able to get a discus tank going, I really enjoy mine.

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ok.. thanks : ) will def try cleaning them 2mrw am... i imagine i could only get brush several inches within each opening, but what about the middle part of the 2ft long hose?
For long hoses, and i'm not sure how to do this, all you need to do is thread something through the hose, a long rod or something, attach the brush to one and and just pull it through. that would clean the entire hose out.

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