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    They look great Dane .
    Your tank and your water cleanness looks like you are on the right track for growing amazing looking and big discus fish .
    What's your current WC and feeding regime and how old are they ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filip View Post
    They look great Dane .
    Your tank and your water cleanness looks like you are on the right track for growing amazing looking and big discus fish .
    What's your current WC and feeding regime and how old are they ?
    Currently I do just a 30litre water change per day to suck out excess food and waste and every 3rd day I do a 50% water change. Nitrate sits at max 10ppm so not worried. Feed about 4 times a day with beefheart and 1 time with frozen brine shrimp.

    They are about 65 days old.

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    So I've upped the feeding to 6 times a day and am trying to do a 50litre water change everyday when possible. Getting decent growth and their colours are really starting to show!!!

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    How is the algae scrubber working on freshwater. I have a large one on a reef tank and once a month it has a ton of algae on the screen. Love it, and am considering one on my new discus tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycman View Post
    How is the algae scrubber working on freshwater. I have a large one on a reef tank and once a month it has a ton of algae on the screen. Love it, and am considering one on my new discus tank.
    I actually ended up seeding mine with moss and it seems to be helping, it also has a layer of brown algae growing on it which is probably doing a bit. There are also Amazonian frogbit in the tank which are probably also helping reduce nitrates a lot, but I do believe the moss scrubber is helping a lot

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    Update time:
    Got 2 hydra 26 lights with director for the setup and I'm loving them so far!! Fish still all good. Keeping water crystal clean as best I can.
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    I find the look and appearance of your discus with the previous light more realistic than with this new Red/Blue light source Dane.
    Do you have white LEDs on your new lights ?
    Your tank looks pristine and your discus seems to thrive in there .
    I just realised how small they were looking at the full tank shot . They seemed much more grown up on your close up shots .

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    I can add more white yes, I have set up a photo preset for taking photos with more white in it. It looks a lot different in person. Yes they are still juveniles. Only about 7 cm at the moment. About 80 days old.

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    Nice progression Dane.
    The bigger ones have already started to show some colour and patterns .

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    Nice looking fish. They appear to have really nice shape for the size and starting to display color and markings
    Im not illiterate...only my phone's auto correct is

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    Thanks for sharing your photos Dane.

    Enjoy growing out your batch...you certainly are doing a great job!
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    Quick photo before I go on holiday for two weeks!

    Hopefully they're okay when I return.

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    What are your plans for water changes? That's the most critical piece of this hobby.

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