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  1. #61

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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Finished a bit of practice painting in regard to the "sand like" substrate, going to post a link and hope it works...





    Personally not the best photos but in person it looks pretty darn good if I have to say so myself.
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    Thats a big +1!
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    Looking good!, and once again I agree with Sandz perfectly, 82-84 is the ideal temperature to aim for in a Discus community tank.

    Personally I've never kept any but I did do a lot of research on corys as I was planning to keep them, I kept coming back to Sterbais as the most suitable to keep with Discus as they can handle the temp. I'm sure they're others but make sure to check their particular strain beforehand :)

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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojosodope View Post
    Looking good!, and once again I agree with Sandz perfectly, 82-84 is the ideal temperature to aim for in a Discus community tank.

    Personally I've never kept any but I did do a lot of research on corys as I was planning to keep them, I kept coming back to Sterbais as the most suitable to keep with Discus as they can handle the temp. I'm sure they're others but make sure to check their particular strain beforehand :)
    Thanks!! Yes, I think the suggested 82-84 temp range will be perfect, I also kept coming back to the Sterbais cory until steeler1 pointed out the False Adolfo Cory (Corydoras duplicareus) and found they would also work with the same temperature range and I just love the coloration.
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    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Merry Christmas buddy! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Merry Christmas Sandz! - Taurus Happy birthday buddy! - KevinVA Happy B-day!! - steeler1 Happy Bday bud!!! - Hardy85 Have a little cake and ..... - fishmommie 
    .... beer.  Hope it was a good one. - fishmommie Happy Birthday!  Enjoy! - jeffs99dime I'll drink to that! - steeler1 Enjoy! - Hardy85 This one's on me... - Slaphppy7 
    Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Sounds like you have a lot planned out, whatever will you do with yourself for 3 more weekS?!!!
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Sounds like you have a lot planned out, whatever will you do with yourself for 3 more weekS?!!!
    LOL!!! It seems like a lot of time but I have a spreadsheet dedicated to the things I need to buy then the things I have to do once I get the tank :D Which reminds me, what size QT should I have for the Discus? I would like to start out with an order of seven.

    I've also been doing some research on uv sterilizers...right now I have a "green killing machine" in my tank but I'd like to upgrade that to a system that connects right to the canister filter then for the new tank a system I can install in the sump. My husband gets a kick out of the fact I now get up 1/2 hour earlier in the morning so I can have more research time before I have to leave for work. That's why I love all the advice I get from the wonderful members here, I can learn from their experience first hand then pin point the things I want to research and not waste time looking in the wrong direction.
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    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Merry Christmas buddy! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Merry Christmas Sandz! - Taurus Happy birthday buddy! - KevinVA Happy B-day!! - steeler1 Happy Bday bud!!! - Hardy85 Have a little cake and ..... - fishmommie 
    .... beer.  Hope it was a good one. - fishmommie Happy Birthday!  Enjoy! - jeffs99dime I'll drink to that! - steeler1 Enjoy! - Hardy85 This one's on me... - Slaphppy7 
    Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    I would go to petco on the dollar/gallon sale and get a 55 gallon qt. Realistically the discus will be the least tough fish though so QT wont be near as long as the 1month qt. Its worth the money to have a spare 55 around.
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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    I would go to petco on the dollar/gallon sale and get a 55 gallon qt. Realistically the discus will be the least tough fish though so QT wont be near as long as the 1month qt. Its worth the money to have a spare 55 around.
    55 gallon QT it is then, I'll watch out for the next sale at petco and grab one then. Will an AC110 HOB suffice for the Discus during QT?

    I figured I would fishless cycle the 135 gallon then add the tetras and corys then fishless cycle the QT using the time to make sure there are no issues with the main tank then order the Discus. I'm happy to hear I won't have to have them in QT for a full month.

    When it comes time to order the Discus do I just email Kenny with the strains of what I'm interested in and then see what he has available?
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    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Xmas You Filthy Animal!! - Hardy85 Merry Christmas buddy! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Merry Christmas Sandz! - Taurus Happy birthday buddy! - KevinVA Happy B-day!! - steeler1 Happy Bday bud!!! - Hardy85 Have a little cake and ..... - fishmommie 
    .... beer.  Hope it was a good one. - fishmommie Happy Birthday!  Enjoy! - jeffs99dime I'll drink to that! - steeler1 Enjoy! - Hardy85 This one's on me... - Slaphppy7 
    Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Personally wouldnt do the AC with the qt. My personal qt for discus when I get them from a breeder is to start with a fully sterilized sponge filter and tank. You will be doing daily W/C for new discus anyway so the ammonia in water build up isnt an issue. After a good two weeks of this it will be fine to put the Discus in the main tank.

    As far as ordering, a month in advance have a call placed to Kenny and talk with him on what deals and sizes he can get for you. Specify that you want the roundest fish you can get. Kenny has an eye for quality and will be also Q/Ting the fish when they come in first but hes got to know your order so he can plan.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
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    For your loss. - steeler1 <3 - Sandz Let's have a toast...TO DISCUS!!! - Slaphppy7 So I don't have to drink alone to celebrate your new discus ;-) - wgoldfarb One more fish for the tank, happy the Discus got thier in such great shape. - steeler1 
    A Toast To An Awesome Discus Owner! - Slaphppy7 For a succesfull Discus move!! - steeler1 A toast to more discus! - Slaphppy7 For another safe arrival! - steeler1 For the loss of you Cory's - steeler1 
    Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Xmas! - Sandz Merry Christmas!  Hope you and your family have a great one! - KevinVA Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 I can't send you a real one, sorry for your loses - steeler1 Happy belated Birthday. - steeler58 Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Personally wouldnt do the AC with the qt. My personal qt for discus when I get them from a breeder is to start with a fully sterilized sponge filter and tank. You will be doing daily W/C for new discus anyway so the ammonia in water build up isnt an issue. After a good two weeks of this it will be fine to put the Discus in the main tank.

    Thanks so much for the advice on the sponger filter I can easily go that route. Now I kinda feel like a dunce here but can you clarify when you say "a fully sterilized sponge filter and tank", do you mean just a new clean sponge filter? You don't fishless cycle the QT with the sponge filter?

    As far as ordering, a month in advance have a call placed to Kenny and talk with him on what deals and sizes he can get for you. Specify that you want the roundest fish you can get. Kenny has an eye for quality and will be also Q/Ting the fish when they come in first but hes got to know your order so he can plan.
    Awesome! So glad I asked for your advice on that now, I'll be able to get my list together and contact Kenny sooner than I originally thougt
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