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Hello Folks,
New to the forum. Been breeding discus for 11 years. Had planted tanks in the past. Not an expert and willing to learn more. I plan to set it up again with a different approach.

Thank you

dan
 

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Welcome Dan!

Beautiful photos. :)

Do you plan to attend the ACA convention in Fort Worth this year?

I'll be there, and it would be a pleasure to meet you. :) I've been going for a few years now, and you can't beat the nice people and beautiful Cichlids there.
 

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Cool! We'll have to figure out a way to say hi when we all get there. I'm always with my group of "outlaw" friends.... ;-) I hope they don't see this.... :razz:
If you click on my sig strip, you can see some photos from the Denver (and Cinci) convention and see what I mean....LOL!
 

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Nice pics. We can do some partying:razz: Except I don't drink or smoke.[smilie=t:

I'll more than likely hang out with the discus folks. They'll be a large discus showing this time around.
 

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Dan, welcome to APC :smile:

Your pics are just awesome, the first pic of the babies w/parent is my favorite.

I had thought about keeping Discus at one time then I started reading up and found that they can be harder to keep then most fish and I also factored in the cost about $40-$60 per fish and I decided against it for the time being. Who knows I may give it a go in the future.
 

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Hi Trena,
It could be costly with sub-adult fish but if you start with juveniles the cost is minimal. I usually sell the 1.5" babies for 5.00 ea. with extras.
They do demand a little more attention with waterchanges especially when they are babies. Once adults they're needs are minimum. If you want discus in a planted tank it's best to go with adults. Less feeding and can tolerate more things.

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Thanks Dan... Can you start off with babies in a bare bottom tank and then as they mature switch over to a planted tank? Or would that cause to much stress?
 

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Gulf coast? Of texas? Im hoping to start a discus grow out tank in the future...maybe this summer or fall. Im down here in Corpus Christi and havent found anyone selling quality discus around here.
 

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Sorry, I don't get an e-mail message when there's new replies to the thread.

Trena- You got the right idea about growing them out first in a BB tank first. Transpering them to a planted tank once grown is not a problem.

Raul7 - As a general rule. 10 gal. per adult fish in a barebottom tank. IMHO in a planted tank it's best to have less fish per gallon to reduce the bio-load. In a planted tank you will be doing less waterchange and less feeding than you would normally do in a barebottom tank.

Sir Blackhole- You're more than welcome to visit.
I recieved my degree from Corpus Christi St. Univ. in the 80's.:)
I lived on Dahlia St. in front of DelMar College.:)
I visit CC occassionally.

Thank you Sudi and everyone.

Dan


 

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Dan,

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Hi

Hi Dan

Great pictures!

I am just new to this site and have tons of quesitons re discus and planted aquarium but I think I should probably read some of the threads first.

I have a 45 gal exted hex - extablished about a year and just introduced a dollar sixe discus yesterday. Have not had much luck previously but suspect maybe quality of discus,

Any suggestions - questions would be greatly appreciated.

I look forward to reading posts

Meg
 

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Hi Meg,
Juvenile discus are schooling fish and needs to be in group of 6 or more.

Barebottom tank is the best way to grow them out. water quality is easier to maintain in a BB tank. Juveniles also need more feeding and lots of waterchange. I only have one planted tank. I try to keep a low bio-load with a few adults. It's a 120gal and contains 5 adults. I feed once a day and 30% water 2x a week.

dan
 
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