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    Default Re: Discus arriving soon getting everything ready

    yea, Scratches like that heal quickly. It shows more when they go dark like yours did. Keep us posted with pics as these guys look lovely!

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    Yea, glad it's cleared, looked like a scrape from being netted

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    that makes sense they were netted last week when i picked them up and again when i added them to the tank.

    The tank has a black background and substrate and bad lighting so the pictures I've taken doesn't do them justice.

    this picture shows their color a little better it was taken by the breeder and this one still doesn't really show their true colors. I'm eventually going to move them to my 90 gallon community tank. I'm sure once they settle in in my community tank the colors on these fish are really going to pop.
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    They're really pretty fish Filipe, and once settled will show you their true form!! Can't wait to see them in their final destination and looking mint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    They're really pretty fish Filipe, and once settled will show you their true form!! Can't wait to see them in their final destination and looking mint!
    I agree 100%. Love blues.

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    Here are some updated pictures. I can't wait to see them in their full glory in their final home the last picture is the tank they will eventually call home
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    I love your scape!! I hope everything goes smoothly for you and your fish! Beautiful stock.

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    Really good looking discus mate! Be great to see them in their final destination

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    Thanks Guys I appreciate the kind words.

    I was thinking with my current fish on my 90 gallon that at some point I need reduce the stock in this tank before the discus are eventually added.

    Here is my current stock

    20 Cardinal Tetras
    9 Angel's.
    4 Blue rams
    6 amano shrimp
    6 nerite snails
    1 bristlenose pleco (added a few days ago)

    I was thinking of getting rehoming of most of the Angel's but I'd like to to keep 3 or 4 in here at most. I'm hoping that will be sufficient.

    This also got me thinking that when the time comes to introduce my discus to this tank what method would be best. I don't imagine dumping them all in is a good approach. I thought about adding one at a time but I'm not sure if that would be too stressful for them. I've also thought about removing all of the fish in my planted tank then adding the discus, then reintroducing them back to the tank once the discus have settled in.

    When I add fish to my community tanks I normally QT fish for a few weeks then if everything is good I'll add the fish or group of fish to the tank.

    The discus I've purchased and kept in the past were also kept with other species and were purchased in groups of 2 or 3 at a time which worked out for me. They were in QT a little longer than most of the other fish I QT they were also treated for worms other than that it was the same procedure

    I have never added a bio load this large at once to an existing tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluelagoon View Post
    The conditioner should be added to the tank and not the barrel. It's ok if you don't let ot sit there, but if you're not going to use it right away don't put any in the barrel. Especially, if chloramine is used by the water supplier. You might be adding ammonia with the WC. If the suppler is using just chlorine then you should be just fine.
    Just to check my understanding, is this in order to ensure that nothing starts growing in the aging barrel once the chlorine is removed? Unfortunate Ah Hah moment for me as I intend to use an automatic water changing system, have a 90 gallon storage/aging tank and was planning on adding Safe to the system every morning when I refilled the storage tank with tap water. If adding Safe to the system then aging 12 hours or so causes crud to grow in the tank I have a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dspeers View Post
    Just to check my understanding, is this in order to ensure that nothing starts growing in the aging barrel once the chlorine is removed? Unfortunate Ah Hah moment for me as I intend to use an automatic water changing system, have a 90 gallon storage/aging tank and was planning on adding Safe to the system every morning when I refilled the storage tank with tap water. If adding Safe to the system then aging 12 hours or so causes crud to grow in the tank I have a problem.
    It's to ensure the bond don't break before the filter/BB get a chance to break the amonnia in the chloramine down to nitrate. The bond will only last for about 24 hours after that it is free amonnia again. So, you'll have to had Safe or Prime again just before a WC, if you let it sit in the aging barrel. Just chlorine will air off in that time and really does not need conditioners for chlorine, if aging.
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    Got it, thanks much.

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