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    Default Back into Discus, hello from DC!

    Hi folks, just set up a Discus tank again after keeping them about 15 years ago. Lots has changed, and I bet this time around I'l be a lot more successful. Just got 6 beautiful leopard snakeskins from Hans on Friday, and they're doing great and eating well. Thanks to all who shared their experience on this board, i've learned a ton!

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    ...and if someone could lmk how to embed a video, i'd appreciate it! ;-)

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    Press the 'insert video' tab in the quick reply box. A box pops up where you can insert the link to your video. Press o.k. and you're good to go.

    Welcome back to the hobby

    We're here for a good time...not a long time

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    lovely little guys exploring thwir new home! gonna be fun watching them grow, def post updates!

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    welcome back to the hobby and to the forum OP. your snakeskins are such cuties, still a little timid in their tank but they look great. I like your simple tank layout, do you have tannins in your water?
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    thanks! the above video was day 1, i picked them up in person from Hans and drove them home last friday. I do have tannins in the water, but i've been doing 50% WC/day. The wood is still relatively new. Here's one from today, they've been eating a ton:


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    Quote Originally Posted by bossanova View Post
    thanks! the above video was day 1, i picked them up in person from Hans and drove them home last friday. I do have tannins in the water, but i've been doing 50% WC/day. The wood is still relatively new. Here's one from today, they've been eating a ton:

    Very nice looking setup. Purigen will remove tannins very quickly if wcs aren't
    Im not illiterate...only my phone's auto correct is

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    I like the tannins. beautiful set up OP very clean looking with the white stand and background
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    thanks! i may try some purigen/chemipure in the near future, but i'm loving the simplicity right now. WCs aren't killing me yet, i've got it down to 20 mins with python.

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    you should leave the tannins. your fish like it. and it looks very natural and lovely against the white.
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    and a quick day 11 update, everyone doing great!


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