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  1. Sticky: Hi Naomi, I think you'll be very happy with...

    Hi Naomi,

    I think you'll be very happy with the AngelsPlus de-wormer I recommended with fenbendazole as its active ingredient. Fenbendazole is used with food.

    I know you have the PraziPro,...
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    Sticky: PS: keep an eye on your discus from time-to-time...

    PS: keep an eye on your discus from time-to-time for possible reactions to meds. It's unlikely, but it's a good general practice to have. You should always be ready to do a water change if needed.
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    Sticky: I sent you a PM for med instructions and dosage....

    I sent you a PM for med instructions and dosage.

    You can use salt with Furan after you do your water change today cleaning out any remaining muck (50% should be good). Keep lights out in and...
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    Sticky: The thing with medicines...you don't want to rush...

    The thing with medicines...you don't want to rush to a quick judgment and pick the wrong medicine then have to switch. Medicines are difficult on our discus systems. So I just want to be sure I'm...
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    Sticky: I believe your Blue Diamond may have worms rather...

    I believe your Blue Diamond may have worms rather than bacterial given you just treated your tank for bacterial. Am I correct that your new discus are fine at the moment?
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    Sticky: The majority the nitrification process is in your...

    The majority the nitrification process is in your filter media such as ceramic rings, so you'll be fine. I do think it would be a good idea to remove everything for now until you get your discus on...
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    Sticky: Some folks use salt at each water change...I'm...

    Some folks use salt at each water change...I'm not a fan of on-going usage, but do believe in its useful as a treatment depending on the health issues.

    I would definitely add 1-2 tablespoons/10...
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    Sticky: Metro is best for Heximita...when your fish stay...

    Metro is best for Heximita...when your fish stay to the back of the tank, pointed toward the back, slow or stop eating altogether. It's good you'll have it on hand, but I don't think you need it...
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    Nice..thanks for sharing!

    Nice..thanks for sharing!
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    Sticky: I just looked at your pictures (sorry). Your...

    I just looked at your pictures (sorry). Your sick fish looks like a Blue Diamond. His eyes appear rather large for his body ratio, which is a sign of being stunted. This also supports the internal...
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    Sticky: Have you ever de-wormed your discus? This is...

    Have you ever de-wormed your discus? This is good to do when they are first new and on a periodic basis. Sometimes discus eat just fine, but you mentioned being thin and that is one sign that...
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    Would love to see pictures of your facility and...

    Would love to see pictures of your facility and your discus.thumbs2:
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    I think it would be important to know more about...

    I think it would be important to know more about your water parameters first before investing in an RO unit. RO units may be needed for breeding purposes.

    What is your:

    pH
    gH
    kH
    TDS

    Are...
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    You're water is fine for Discus; unless, you want...

    You're water is fine for Discus; unless, you want to breed down the road. You may even be successful with your water parameters the way they are for breeding. If not, getting an reverse osmosis...
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    "If well taken care of" is the key. But what...

    "If well taken care of" is the key. But what does that mean? Consistently good water quality and pristine well maintained tank environment for sure. However, a lot of hobbyist misuse medications...
  16. Thread: carbon

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    Yes, I definitely would like to read it as well. ...

    Yes, I definitely would like to read it as well. As far as I know there is no scientific support to carbon causing ill effects as long as it's replaced in a timely manner. That said, do you need it...
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    Not all plecos are compatible with Discus. ...

    Not all plecos are compatible with Discus. Bristle Nose are popular and Golden Nuggets as well. Size (start with smaller than your dicus sizes) and ability to tolerate the higher temps 82-86F that...
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    Actually, given the question is what is the...

    Actually, given the question is what is the largest tank needed...go with a 300 gallon tank :hmm3grin2orange: becasue you'll fall in love with your discus and want more and more. :1luvu:
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    Hi Octoxpuss, Your water parameters so far...

    Hi Octoxpuss,

    Your water parameters so far sound fine. Do you know what your pH, GH, and KH, and TDS readings are?

    All the best,
    DD
  20. Thread: 100G plan

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    Good luck with your set up! I've been thinking...

    Good luck with your set up! I've been thinking of setting up a tank for wilds as well, but I've been pretty tied up with my breeding pair right now and have week old fry to keep up with water...
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    If your water source is high in CO2 (carbon...

    If your water source is high in CO2 (carbon dioxide) such as well water, your pH will not stablize until 24-48 hrs later. You may need to age your water in a holding tank adding aeration to help gas...
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    I'm so sorry for your losses. I can't even...

    I'm so sorry for your losses. I can't even imagine having this happen, but it certainly is a warning for the rest of us to have a back-up plan should we experience a similar emergency. I know my...
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    Sorry to hear about penut Mith! At the least,...

    Sorry to hear about penut Mith! At the least, maybe you can make sure you keep good clean water in the tank with more water changes and maybe is immune system will fight it off.

    I hope you can...
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    It depends on your goals and willingness to adapt...

    It depends on your goals and willingness to adapt your maintenance routine. Folks that want to grow out their juvenille discus faster will keep the tank at 86F and feed 5-6 times a day with daily...
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    Here ya go.... This site has pretty good pricing...

    Here ya go.... This site has pretty good pricing all around and fast shipping.


    http://www.4fishstuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=1284
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