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    Actually, it is quite interesting, and we're...

    Actually, it is quite interesting, and we're following it.
    We're just waiting to see the finished product, when perhaps we can help tweak it a bit.
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    Yup - way to go ! Keep it up.

    Yup - way to go ! Keep it up.
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    No, Prime will not give false readings for...

    No, Prime will not give false readings for nitrates.
    Can't understand the same reading after a 25% wc it should be lower. You sure you're doing the test properly - & what kind of test kit do you...
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    Yes, I actually just recalled that after I...

    Yes, I actually just recalled that after I posted. But hey, up here in the great white north, we're still seeing re-runs of his documentaries - and I still enjoy them.
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    That's for sure.

    That's for sure.
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    Great man. And I've been watching his son Steve...

    Great man. And I've been watching his son Steve on Seahawks shows for several years - and he's a good one too.
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    Your fish are coping with a water quality issue...

    Your fish are coping with a water quality issue which is stressing them.
    As Judi said, your water changes for discus fall way short of acceptability, and the evidence of that is nitrates of 40 ppm...
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    The only (one) discus photo I saw showed some...

    The only (one) discus photo I saw showed some darkening of the frontal area, but the head was not 'black' per se.
    I suspect some stress developing, quite possibly from a water quality issue.
    As...
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    Good comments by Judi. Just give them some...

    Good comments by Judi.

    Just give them some time - they'll eventually settle in to a mild back & forth moderate pecking, to continually re-affirm what they've already established in the pecking...
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    Yes, that is pecking order being established, and...

    Yes, that is pecking order being established, and it will probably worsen to the point of possibly being serious with just 4 discus - that's not a good number to keep.
    It's generally recommended to...
  11. That's good advice from Cliff. To add to that,...

    That's good advice from Cliff.

    To add to that, don't neglect doing regular, large water changes, and get reasonably good-sized (i.e. more mature) discus from an experienced source well-known for...
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    You might consider Discus. 5 or 6 of them would...

    You might consider Discus. 5 or 6 of them would do well in your sized tank, and would look great.
    They're not particularly hard to keep, so long as you get larger, good quality, healthy fish from a...
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    Happy Birthday, Sandz - Have a great day !

    Happy Birthday, Sandz - Have a great day !
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    You no doubt noted I said "most" LFS's. There are...

    You no doubt noted I said "most" LFS's. There are a few (a minority unfortunately) that know their discus, know how to care for them, & succeed at doing so.

    Perhaps this is one of them - if so,...
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    If they're like most LFS's, they likely have very...

    If they're like most LFS's, they likely have very little idea how to maintain discus properly, and probably don't much care to know either.
    That's why I always strongly advocate avoiding LFS's for...
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    BTW, please forgive me if you feel I've been...

    BTW, please forgive me if you feel I've been pushing discus at you more strongly than I should do - it's just my enthusiastic passion for these fish coming out. I don't mean to be overdoing it.
    ...
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    It is easy. If you really love discus, would...

    It is easy.
    If you really love discus, would like to have them - and have a 60 gal tank or larger to house them, I'd be more than happy to walk you through (via PM) a step by step approach for...
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    Thanks butterfly & slap !

    Thanks butterfly & slap !
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    Many thanks, Compass Thanks to you too,...

    Many thanks, Compass



    Thanks to you too, fishmommie.

    Those pics date back a ways - I've taken a recent temporary break from discus for a bit - the Reds were sold, along with some of the...
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    Pics of 2 strains of discus juvies

    1. Royal Ruby Reds
    2. Red Snake Skins

    Hope you like them.


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    Happy Birthday, Matt - Hope you had a great day!

    Happy Birthday, Matt - Hope you had a great day!
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    6 fish would be better than 5. You can keep 6...

    6 fish would be better than 5.
    You can keep 6 discus in a 55 gal tank, if there are no other, or very few, other tank-mates.
    As examples, if you want some takmates, you could have 6 discus, and 3...
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    Keep in mind that keeping just 2, 3, or 4 discus...

    Keep in mind that keeping just 2, 3, or 4 discus is not usually a good idea. It's often an invitation for bullying behavior.
    This often results in pecking order aggression of a serious nature.
    The...
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    # 3 above by Rocksor is your best bet. I...

    # 3 above by Rocksor is your best bet.

    I believe it's really quite simple- you have a turquoise and a cobalt that really just don't get along - and pecking order takes precedence with just 2 fish...
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    Welcome to AC Nice tank & stand. Looking forward...

    Welcome to AC
    Nice tank & stand. Looking forward to seeing how you finish it off & stock it.
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