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06-25-2013, 08:03 PM #11
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
06-25-2013, 08:08 PM #12
06-25-2013, 08:15 PM #13
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:
06-25-2013, 08:23 PM #14
06-25-2013, 08:25 PM #15
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
06-25-2013, 08:35 PM #16
0Check out my 55 Gallon, planted, Philly themed community tank! Rummynose and Cardinals, dwarf cichlids, plecos, shrimps
06-25-2013, 08:38 PM #17
06-25-2013, 09:11 PM #18
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.
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06-25-2013, 09:34 PM #19
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.
06-25-2013, 09:58 PM #20
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.