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    I was going to stay away from pigeon blood altogether. Plenty of beautiful ones without the risk...
    Check out my 55 Gallon, planted, Philly themed community tank! Rummynose and Cardinals, dwarf cichlids, plecos, shrimps

  2. #12

    Join Date
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    Jacksonville, FL
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    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus 
    Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 
    for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly 

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    Agreed! I personally like the thick lined turq and a lot of the yellow strains.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    It would be quite helpful for us to see pics of those wilds - do post them when you can.
    And 'triple F', (I like that), I have also noted your recent, very similar post on simplydiscus.com forum - that's good - you'll get proper help there too.
    I'm a long time member there, and next time you're on that forum, it may help you to have a read through my illustrated "Beginner's Guide to Getting Started with Discus" - you'll find it there as the last Sticky in the Discus Basics for Beginners section.

    As Sandz said, it's great that you're asking the right questions & doing your homework - that's a sure-fire way to be successful keeping discus.

    BTW, I have a darkish blue background on my discus tank, along with a white silica PFS substrate, and have not had any problems avoiding peppering in my discus.

    Have a look if you care to:
    http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...spaul/Sept2011
    http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...3RedSnakeSkins

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
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    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus 
    Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 
    for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly 

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    Very cool to know Paul. I have had issues in the past. Then again it could have been my water quality or the stress on the strain.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Quote Originally Posted by discuspaul View Post
    It would be quite helpful for us to see pics of those wilds - do post them when you can.
    And 'triple F', (I like that), I have also noted your recent, very similar post on simplydiscus.com forum - that's good - you'll get proper help there too.
    I'm a long time member there, and next time you're on that forum, it may help you to have a read through my illustrated "Beginner's Guide to Getting Started with Discus" - you'll find it there as the last Sticky in the Discus Basics for Beginners section.

    As Sandz said, it's great that you're asking the right questions & doing your homework - that's a sure-fire way to be successful keeping discus.

    BTW, I have a darkish blue background on my discus tank, along with a white silica PFS substrate, and have not had any problems avoiding peppering in my discus.

    Have a look if you care to:
    http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...spaul/Sept2011
    http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...3RedSnakeSkins

    Paul - I actually wrote you a PM asking if you're the same guys at SD. I actually got the idea of dark blue (like sky) and natural silica sand from you! I really like it but think I applied the background incorrectly which caused "scratches." My tank and furniture is black and thought the black back may look even better.
    Check out my 55 Gallon, planted, Philly themed community tank! Rummynose and Cardinals, dwarf cichlids, plecos, shrimps

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    Quote Originally Posted by discuspaul View Post
    it may help you to have a read through my illustrated "Beginner's Guide to Getting Started with Discus" - you'll find it there as the last Sticky in the Discus Basics for Beginners section.

    Have a look if you care to:
    http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...spaul/Sept2011
    http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...3RedSnakeSkins
    BTW - I read your sticky about 2 months ago when I first got my 150 tank and started researching to do discus. Very helpful!! I am looking at it again now for refresher and notice you discuss aging. Thanks again
    Check out my 55 Gallon, planted, Philly themed community tank! Rummynose and Cardinals, dwarf cichlids, plecos, shrimps

  7. #17

    Join Date
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    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus 
    Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 
    for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly 

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    I am the same on there as well but a lot less active.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Triple F -
    I've used a black background too, several times in the past, and have had problems with peppering, not to mention that I also found it tended to cause many discus' coloration to darken more, in sympathy with their darker surroundings. Not so with the dark blue however.
    At least, that's been my experience.
    I've also just PM'd you in response to yours, along with a small suggestion .

    And Sandz - sorry I don't believe I've ever seen one of your posts on SD - you ought to try to be more active there - you provide a lot of sound, accurate info.
    Last edited by discuspaul; 06-25-2013 at 08:14 PM.

  9. #19

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
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    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus 
    Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 
    for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly 

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    Thanks for the complement Paul. I feel that with the Ricardo's and Janke's (Larry) around I am small time lol. I will look to be more active though! I love talking about my plate sized fish!

    Paul, do you know much about the background on Joe Gargas? I have heard some mixed reviews. I want some of his fish but not sure if I should dive in at 15 bucks for a fish thats 8 weeks old.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Joe Gargas is one of the few (of the 'larger', more known) discus suppliers in the U.S. that I know very little about, reputation-wise. And like you, I too have read/heard mixed reviews about him, so not sure what to believe.
    I think I've heard more good than bad, but I'm a believer in.... "where there's smoke, there's fire", so I think if it were me, I'd avoid him, unless someone I knew very well and trusted implicitly told me he was A-ONE.

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