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    My group are housed in a 92 gallon reef ready corner tank with wet/dry filtration. I keep the temp at 86-88. All water is RO filtered through peat, which gives a pH 5 & a TDS around 70. They are fed a variety of frozen & freeze dried foods along with locally made BH mix. Other tank mates are a small group of F1 L180 & Otto cats. They have been in this setup around 7 months now & have become really well settled. I believe there is a potential pair, that constantly stay to the right side of tank & defend that area from the others. Sorry about the rotated pics

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    Nice... you need to post more on them

    Where did you get them from ?

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    Thanks. I drove down & got them from John (Snook).

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    Very nice group. The only thing that kind of jumps out to me is your temp. Have you considered lowering it a little from your current 86-88F?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    if you end up successfully breeding any of those, please shoot me a pm
    Me too please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    Very nice group. The only thing that kind of jumps out to me is your temp. Have you considered lowering it a little from your current 86-88F?
    Thanks. Honestly, I really haven't considered dropping the temp as I've mainly read that Heckels do occur in warmer waters than other Discus. My friend who is a long time Heckel keeper also tends to keep his on the warmer side & so I've just followed his lead. My tank temp probably sits closer to 86 than actually 88, but I have 2 heaters & so there is always that variation of a degree or so between each heater & the thermometer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Irons View Post
    Thanks. Honestly, I really haven't considered dropping the temp as I've mainly read that Heckels do occur in warmer waters than other Discus. My friend who is a long time Heckel keeper also tends to keep his on the warmer side & so I've just followed his lead. My tank temp probably sits closer to 86 than actually 88, but I have 2 heaters & so there is always that variation of a degree or so between each heater & the thermometer.
    I would do as you are doing considering that you would have way more heckel experience than I do as I have never had them. I know they are a little different to deal with, so if you have had success so far, keep doing it

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    3rd on babies if you have them.

    what is the root ball to in back? some sort of floating plant?


    p.s. nice setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack L View Post

    what is the root ball to in back? some sort of floating plant?
    Thanks. I have some Pothos that sits on the glass canopy & below the LEDs & that is the clump of roots it has formed. It gives the L180's a place to hide & I'm sure also helps with nutrient uptake. I added the Pothos & some floating Amazon Frogbit, to help give the Discus a sense of overhead cover.

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