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  1. If you want to keep 5 or 6 discus, you'll need at...

    If you want to keep 5 or 6 discus, you'll need at least a 60 gal tank - larger if you want to keep tank-mates with them.
    As for strains & colors, that's strictly up to you - whatever catches your...
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    Too bad it didn't pan out. Lacy was almost...

    Too bad it didn't pan out. Lacy was almost invisible in the game.
    I didn't even notice he was playing.
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    Yeah, I think Eli has quite a bit to learn yet -...

    Yeah, I think Eli has quite a bit to learn yet - and he doesn't really have the talent his brother has.
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    He sure has ! And if anybody can get a tough job...

    He sure has !
    And if anybody can get a tough job done, it's him, even though Seattle put a stop to that in the SB ! LOL
    He's been my favorite QB since the late '90's, until Wilson came along that...
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    Yeah, I could live with Brees or Brady if I...

    Yeah, I could live with Brees or Brady if I didn't have Wilson - but I might also pick P. Manning as an alternate, even after the shellacking that the Broncos got at the hands of the Hawks last...
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    Ready for football ? Hey, I couldn't be more...

    Ready for football ?
    Hey, I couldn't be more ready !!

    The 'Hawks are my team, and I'm really ready for a REPEAT !

    Russell Wilson played only 13 sets of downs in the 4 pre-season games, and...
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    If you can get reasonably good-sized (near mature...

    If you can get reasonably good-sized (near mature adult) Cardinals, introduce them first, then add younger juvenile Angels later, you shouldn't have any trouble at all.
    In that size of tank, you...
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    [QUOTE=JudiJetson;1256867]Paul, your Cardinal...

    [QUOTE=JudiJetson;1256867]Paul, your Cardinal Rules thread is genius in it's simplicity for anyone that is considering keeping discus. I also have your Beginners Guide to Discus printed out and...
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    OK, duh - I didn't know why it does that either....

    OK, duh - I didn't know why it does that either. Now I do.
    You learn something new every day ! LOL
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    Yeah, I just gave you a thumbs up for your # 25...

    Yeah, I just gave you a thumbs up for your # 25 post, and it shows me a red thumbs down.
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    Why is JudiJetsons' post # 21 showing 'thumbs...

    Why is JudiJetsons' post # 21 showing 'thumbs down' when both were 'thumbs up', or certainly intended to be ?
    Cliff ?
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    You have a good eye, Judi, to note the reflection...

    You have a good eye, Judi, to note the reflection in the glass - didn't see that.
    That was a very good commentary to give to someone who's obviously new to discus (and perhaps to fish-keeping...
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    You were looking for identification of your...

    You were looking for identification of your discus, but that's extremely difficult to do when your camera was on them only 2 or 3 times, very quickly, for just a few seconds, and we never got a...
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    Canadian Aqua Farm in Maple Ridge, B.C. (Rick...

    Canadian Aqua Farm in Maple Ridge, B.C. (Rick Grange) sells on-line & ships across Canada - but only Discus, Angels, Koi, and perhaps Rams - not sure. You can google their website.
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    Based on my experience with both, I would say...

    Based on my experience with both, I would say that, generally speaking, Angels are more aggressive than discus, particularly if they are of similar size, or larger than the discus.
    Angels will often...
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    As Compass has stated, in can work well (under...

    As Compass has stated, in can work well (under certain circumstances, and with reasonable experience at having kept both), but certainly not in a 55 gal tank.
    It can be done in a 75 gal, but a 90...
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    Not at all. Both the Embers and the Cardinals...

    Not at all.
    Both the Embers and the Cardinals are 1" or less, and a 10 gal tank can readily take 20 of those sized fish.
    Remember the 1" of fish to a gal of water 'rule' takes account of not only...
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    I also have a 10 gal tank, currently occupied by...

    I also have a 10 gal tank, currently occupied by 8 Ember Tetras and 8 Cardinals, which do well, and look well together.

    Here's some pics of the tank taken quite a few months ago, when the tank...
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    Black Phantom Tetras are very nice, peaceful...

    Black Phantom Tetras are very nice, peaceful fish, but 5 of them at their adult size @ around 2" would be a touch large for a 10 gal tank if you want to keep any other fish with them. Suggest you...
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    +1 - Nice small red fish

    +1 - Nice small red fish
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    Your cycle was just started about 3 weeks ago by...

    Your cycle was just started about 3 weeks ago by my calculations.
    Many cycles take up to 6 weeks or so to complete. Keeping dosing ammonia whenever needed, to maintain it (i.e. bring it back to) @ 2...
  22. The Straight Goods About Keeping Discus Successfully

    It's generally known and accepted that many new hobbyists, if not most, and even some with previous experience , launch themselves into fish-keeping without doing much research on the type of fish...
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    Adult sized discus ( 5" -6" or more) can take up...

    Adult sized discus ( 5" -6" or more) can take up to a year to get to that size.
    At that point they have a well-developed immune system, are hardy & can fight off most if not all harmful pathogens,...
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    Place your Purigen bag anywhere in the filter...

    Place your Purigen bag anywhere in the filter compartment where you feel it's going the get the best (strongest) flow of water right through the bag of Purigen beads, so that they can all work to...
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    It's a 75 gal - lit by 2 X 39w - T5-HO bulbs - 7...

    It's a 75 gal - lit by 2 X 39w - T5-HO bulbs - 7 hrs./day
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