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    Default Re: Water changes almost 0%

    Ron if you click on the link it opens up a short comment about how Alex filters his water. Basically he has a solid waste removal section and then there is an RO type unit that returns 80% of his water back into the system. Not sure how practical it is for the hobbyist but would greatly reduce water costs for big production no doubt

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    You've nailed it, Daniel. It's way easier for me to just keep changing water. Hard to believe that the guy built such a complex system for the few tanks he has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    You've nailed it, Daniel. It's way easier for me to just keep changing water. Hard to believe that the guy built such a complex system for the few tanks he has.
    Totally agree with you Liz

    I will just ask myself. Am I going to drink the water come out from the wastewater treatment plant where I lived. Everyone know the answer. Would you do the same thing to your discus?

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    I would drink what he had from that water treatment plant. He built it himself. Beside, where I live my water comes from a deep aquifer. I am happy to drink the water straight from my tap. I'd even be happy do do WC straight from the tap but I can't. I have a .4 pH swing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizStreithorst View Post
    Hard to believe that the guy built such a complex system for the few tanks he has.
    I know right Liz...people do crazy things!

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    My assessment of Alex Piwowarski's website is that he puts a lot of young discus together for his pictures and his videos. Nothing wrong with that. He produces spectacular pictures and earns a lot of views. I'm skeptical that those are real grow out tanks. There's simply would not be any way for every juvenile to get adequate food.

    As for grow outs, 25+ years of experience says water changes are absolutely critical. Every other breeder in Asia and Europe rely on water changes, not because they like to spend money or do a lot of work. I'ts simply what is necessary.

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