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Thread: My Discus not eating!! WHY?
09-15-2013, 08:13 PM #21
Good water changes is more important than adding on more filters, which Byron have already mentioned.
Since you're set on making this successful. Let's look at the issue of plants as you may know, not all plants will tolerate the temperature required to keep growing discus fishes.
I'm not completely sure what you have in your tank now as I can't see it very clearly (looks like some anubias, possibly crypts, some hygro?, camboba, moneyworth, and a few other things), but there may be a need to change out some plants.
Swords, crypts, hygros, valls, and some others can tolerate the high temperature better than other plants.Think with logic and rationality more than emotion. Act with moderation and consideration. Contemplate ideals and realistic goals and weigh out possibilities and options. Temper not with personal delusions or false hope but learn to accept and move on.
09-15-2013, 10:02 PM #22
In the future you may be under less stress if you learn as much as you can about the fish before getting it, that way you have less to fix in an emergency and are a little better prepared ahead of time.
I also just wanted to clarify the filtration question. As others have said. There is a difference between mechanical filtration and biological filtration. When we are saying that discus require extremely clean water, that is a reference mostly to biological filtration. The beneficial bacteria turn ammonia into nitrite and then nitrite into nitrate. You are the final step in that process. The only way to remove nitrate from the tank is via a water change no additional filtration will do that for you.~Manna
10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
90 gallon fw community in progress
09-16-2013, 12:21 PM #23
And thank you every one try to help me with that issue, i also appreciate your great advice's.
Will do now another water change, and test the Nitrate again, i hope it will be less than yesterday.
Meanwhile some of members advice me to check the PH in my tank and compare it with my tap water. The result was as the picture below, which seems like the ph in tap water (Left) is higher than what the ph result in the tank water (Right).
Any advice here???
09-16-2013, 04:06 PM #24
Did you test it straight out of tap or did you try to age the water (let it sit out wade through the water so that it diffuse any gas/pressure in it)?Think with logic and rationality more than emotion. Act with moderation and consideration. Contemplate ideals and realistic goals and weigh out possibilities and options. Temper not with personal delusions or false hope but learn to accept and move on.
09-16-2013, 04:42 PM #25
09-16-2013, 04:44 PM #26
Can you try to age your water first and see if you get different results?Think with logic and rationality more than emotion. Act with moderation and consideration. Contemplate ideals and realistic goals and weigh out possibilities and options. Temper not with personal delusions or false hope but learn to accept and move on.
09-16-2013, 05:05 PM #27
09-16-2013, 05:13 PM #28Senior Member Red tailed catfish
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Aging water is just letting it sit overnight to let things evaporate from it - honestly, I've never heard of anyone doing that nowadays - testing water from the tap implies testing it right out of the tap - unless letting it sit like that produces a more accurate reading?
Just chiming in here : )
09-16-2013, 05:33 PM #29
09-16-2013, 05:53 PM #30
You can let a glass of water sit 24 hours; the CO2 will dissipate from the water at the surface. Or you can shake the water very briskly for a few minutes to out-gas the CO2.
Depending upon how much CO2 is in the water, the out-gassing may result in a higher pH reading.
To carry this to the aquarium, when you fill the tank at a water change, much of this CO2 will dissipate out because of the action of filling the tank, or subsequently over the next few hours.
This is why some people when testing without out-gassing will find the pH of the tap water at say 7.6 but in the aquarium it is 8.2, but when they out-gas the tap they find it too is actually 8.2, or whatever.
Last edited by Byron; 09-16-2013 at 05:56 PM.Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]