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  1. Default Beautiful tank that I really enjoy

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    So I've finally got my 46 gallon tank stocked with 4 apistogrammas, 2 German blue rams, 4 Cory cat fish and 3 discus that are small (yes I do know they will get bigger and I plan on moving them to a bigger tank later). It is heavily planted with four flower pots for hiding along with a large piece of iron wood and a bubbling rock.
    Right now water is just below .25 ppm ammonia, 0 nitrites, and less than 5 ppm nitrates. pH is around 6.6 as well.

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    They get blood worms, cichlid pellets and regular flakes as well.

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    We need to see some pictures!

    Did you add the fish before making sure the ammonia was at 0 ppm? There should never be any ammonia present in your aquarium unless you are cycling.

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    Just below .25 ppm of ammonia is a tank that is not yet cycled. Keep up the water changes every few days to help your stock.
    Your cycle is at a critical time. Finish it off with water changes.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    +1 to what AllenIsBell and Strider199 said, in addition, yes your discus will get bigger but Discus are infamous for being stunted. This usually occurs with poor water conditions and you will need to keep your nitrates as close to zero as possible to prevent them from being stunted.

    They are also intolerant of any ammonia or nitrite in the water, do best in groups of 6 or more, and require a minimum temperature of 82 degrees. Regardless of the fact they are small, you should really consider returning them or selling them, 46 gallons is simply too small for a community discus tank.

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