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    Dear All

    Iam Madhan from Chennai, India recently joined as a member.
    I have a 450 liter capacity planted aquarium ( with tetras and rainbows) of 4*2*2 feet .

    Have plans to sell these fishes and get 1 or 2 inch 5 discus fish babies in Chennai store.

    My TDS is 400 to 450 ( i.e. 50% tap water and 50% RO).

    Looking forward to chat with you all.

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    Welcome to the forum Madhan. Ask any questions you may have and feel free to post photo's of your tank!!

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    Welcome Madhan .
    I look forward to seeing your tank ..
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    Hi Madhan.

    Welcome. That's a decent size tank you have, and l suggest that you buy the largest discus you can to house in it. Otherwise set up another smaller tank to grow out the smallest discus you can get your hands on and do as much water changes that you can. There is lots of good information on here on how to grow out juvenile discus, but i dont think you will have the same success in your 450 litre planted tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by two utes View Post
    Hi Madhan.

    Welcome. That's a decent size tank you have, and l suggest that you buy the largest discus you can to house in it. Otherwise set up another smaller tank to grow out the smallest discus you can get your hands on and do as much water changes that you can. There is lots of good information on here on how to grow out juvenile discus, but i dont think you will have the same success in your 450 litre planted tank.

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    What's a Ute?

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    Thanks Tom , Joe and Brian !

    Please find my aquariums video below:

    https://youtu.be/AbEqvkLfkO8

    Also attached the breeds of fishes i have.

    One quick question if i want to 2.5 inches discus fishes in the same set up after selling out all my fishes, do you think maintaining 400 to 450 TDS would be fine (i.e. 50 % RO and 50% Ground water)

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    What's a Ute?
    I think Dan has already answered this one somewhere on here, but a 'ute' is the abbreviation for utility car...similar to your 'pickup' trucks but smaller.

    It surprises me how much interest it gets on here.

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    Thanks for sharing your set up, and good luck with your new venture. I have no experience with R.O, but im sure someone on here will chime in with the information you seek.

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    450 is higher then I would like but if your rams have been happy in the tank then I think the discus would be as happy . I raise my rams and discus in my tap at 350 TDS.
    They have nearly the same preferences .They can be kept together so you don't need to re home the rams if you did not want to IMO..
    That being said the smaller the discus you get them more often you should feed daily and thus the more often you should be changing water .
    My limited experience say at 2 1/2 inches water changes every other day would be pushing the limit and then the change should be large [over 75%]
    Ideally as mentioned you would want to add the largest discus you could to reduce the amount of water changes ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by peewee1 View Post
    What's a Ute?
    I thought it was a line from the movie My cousin Vinny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iminit View Post
    I thought it was a line from the movie My cousin Vinny.
    No Tom...that's 'Two Youths'....Classic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iminit View Post
    I thought it was a line from the movie My cousin Vinny.
    Me too !
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    Sure, also may be i can have Glass cat fishes along with discus?

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    Please let me know if I keep storing 2 liters per day of RO water in a 100 liter capacity plastic tub and keep it closed with cap expect the time of pouring, after 50 days can I introduce that 100 liters in to discus aquarium? Note: the TDS of this RO water measured in day 1 is 55.

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    Hey Madhan ,,I think it is safe to store water as you plan ..
    Can your Ro unit only make 2 liters a day or do you have other plans for use ?
    50 days is an incredibly long time to wait to for water changes and adding RO all of a sudden may not be the best idea for the water parameters .
    Hopefully you'll be using the RO to add to tank for evaporation and in water changes before 50 days ?
    My tap water is 350TDS and my fish do fine in it but I do not let build up much higher in tanks .Frequent large water changes are needed to accomplish this .
    I store water but it never last me more then 1 week ?
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