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Thread: Re-designing the 240 into Discus purist biotope

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    Default Re: Re-designing the 240 into Discus purist biotope

    One strain looks nice. Nice tank too.

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    Default Re: Re-designing the 240 into Discus purist biotope

    Things moving along well here!

    Upon advice from Kenny I have been feeding mostly frozen Hikari bloodworms, looks like Iím averaging about 2oz a day through 4-5 feedings a day. They finish off 100% of the worms I feed over the course of about 12 mins.

    I usually also feed 3-4 freeze dried black worms cubes from Al, 1 cube at a time and although they rip into it, it seems that roughly 15% of this ends up floating and they donít seem to like these, taking up to 30 mins to clear last of floaters.

    Question for any old-hats lurking about: I am wanting to start weening them onto the DuskusGold beef heart pellets and finally Hikari discus biogold pellets as well.

    Should I give them two full weeks on FBW and FDBW before the pellet only repetitive low feed to get them eating it or should I start now and lessen their dependence on the worms?

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    Default Re: Re-designing the 240 into Discus purist biotope

    Todayís update: The first pair attempted breeding. The eggs were eaten shortly after but hoping for better news down the line. Plans are to divide tank and grow to free swimming/free eating young then take them across town to a fish warehouse that is willing to raise them up on consignment.

    I just added Hikari frozen brine shrimp to the daily menu and this seemed to invigorate the fish unlike other foods. Not sure if this primed the spawning, but the timing is right.

    Iíve cut down the amount of food per feeding, in order to keep 5x feeding per day and keep my nitrates below 5ppm at weeks end.

    Iíve also found that, although it looks hideous, the inclusion of homemade 2l bottle fine polishing filter is a requirement to keep my water gin clear. I use about 8Ē ball of polyfill and it completely fouls in 3 days time. The filter is super easy to clear and replace the floss.

    Updating as things come here as a bit of a journal.

    https://flic.kr/p/2isT8PX

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    Default Re: Re-designing the 240 into Discus purist biotope

    Your discus are talking to you....are you listening


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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Pat View Post
    OMG! Those 3R look amazing!!!!! I just ordered 2 from Kenny this month + 1 more RR.
    -Elliot

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