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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...
  8. 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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    Using filter floss, changed fairly regularly - (I...

    Using filter floss, changed fairly regularly - (I replace mine every 2 weeks on a rotated basis between the 2 AC HOB filters I use), would help significantly with maintaining water clarity.
    Also,...
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    A 4' - 85 gal tank is plenty large enough to keep...

    A 4' - 85 gal tank is plenty large enough to keep discus. Even as full grown adults, they don't need anymore tank space than 10 gals per fish or slightly less. So you can readily keep 8 to 10 discus...
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    If you're leaning towards keeping discus, don't...

    If you're leaning towards keeping discus, don't be put off by thinking that discus are too delicate to keep - not so - they are hardy fish which are simply intolerant of poor water quality &...
  15. As Sandz and Judi have mentioned above, and quite...

    As Sandz and Judi have mentioned above, and quite honestly in my long experience, discus are really a snap to keep, so long as you get reasonably good-sized fish to begin with (4" or larger is best,...
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    Truly a non-fiction book for you believers of...

    Truly a non-fiction book for you believers of non-disclosure of the UFO & ET phenomena - Alien Agenda by Jim Marrs - the all-time best selling book on extra-terrestrials.
    A fascinating read.
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    Not sure what you mean by original colored discus...

    Not sure what you mean by original colored discus - do you mean the coloration of wild discus?
    Here's some pics of Red Snake Skins, which to me, are as close to 'original' coloration as you can get...
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    Pics of 2 strain planted discus tank.

    For you discus lovers, and those of you who simply like to view pics of fish & tanks, here's an album of photos of a double discus strain (Royal Ruby Reds and Snake Skins)- combo I thought you might...
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    Steeler, that's an absolutely breath-taking...

    Steeler, that's an absolutely breath-taking discus tank, with superb specimens of discus !
    Looks to me like the bio-load overall is quite high, given the size of those discus, but whoever's tank...
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    It was several years ago and I can't honestly...

    It was several years ago and I can't honestly recall the 'numbered' names of the Plecos. I had obtained them when they were rather small - under 2" - but when they grew to over 3" that's when the...
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    To further elaborate, for those of you who care...

    To further elaborate, for those of you who care to know, discus' slime coats are an excellent source of protein, and some fish seem to instinctively know that, and take advantage.
    As you discus...
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    I've fed Bettas NLS pellets or flakes for years -...

    I've fed Bettas NLS pellets or flakes for years - they love it.
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    I've kept discus with a good number of different...

    I've kept discus with a good number of different kinds of dither fish - this over many years, and I can tell you with certainty that some Plecos, as well as SAE's, and Otocinclus, may well attempt to...
  24. Try Seachem Purigen instead of carbon. It does a...

    Try Seachem Purigen instead of carbon. It does a far superior job of maintaining crystal water clarity and removing/neutralizing unwanted impurities. Keep 2 sets of bags of Purigen. One in your...
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    No need to worry if it's true pool filter sand...

    No need to worry if it's true pool filter sand for use in swimming pools. I've used PFS (#20 grade - quartz-based silica sand) in all my tanks for years, and NEVER had any compacting whatsoever....
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