Decoycat I’m with Jmaldo turn off the uv. And good luck with the plants.
Oh, DecoyCat I didn’t get any alerts to this thread earlier! I think you should definitely turn off the UV. Like Bandit said, you are so close, but your nitrates just can’t keep up! It is a bit harder when you don’t have substrate and plants, as they do help, but as everyone says, it’s the filter that does most of the work - and having BB in your filter media is what keeps things stable.
Now you’re cookin! Hold off on putting the substrate in for now, since it would take a couple of weeks for BB to get established - and just put the plants in a pot with some substrate to weight it down. It’s the media that will turn things around for you - and turning off the uv! Hope you get this before you add the substrate! Keep us posted !Ok everybody, I will catch up on posts I've missed soon but for the moment my good friend loan me money. I brought gravel, pots and 4 live plants, I also took Barbara advice and got some seeded media from my local pet store!! I am in the middle of installing all these things right now... Cross your fingers for me and my fish guys!!
Looks beautiful, Sabrina! I wasn’t sure if you had intended to carpet both tanks with substrate, which would end up being a huge amount of work to keep clean in your discus tank, and I was in a hurry to post the message before you had already done it - so I’m really glad you are just using it in your pots for your plants! I’m praying that the seasoned media will bring the nitrites down! Of course that could very well mean that your nitrates will shoot up (until things balance out), but that’s not such a big worry.BarbaraLocke jmaldo 86 ssinit coralbandit My groupies! Thanks for the support!
So I have installed live plants in pots of gravel and have just finished installing the fish shop media into both canister filters, I have turned both UV lights off! I moved the Turq back into the 4 foot with the others, she was fine now, eating and swimming good, must of been the water? Guess we'll never know... Everything is back up and running, and if this doesn't work I'm running far away! I took this video just before I did the media, all fish have settled now and are loving the new look of their homes...
Awwww! Too cute!! They’re beautiful, too! You have a wonderful assortment of Discus!Guys, meet Tiny & Teeny! I wasn't sure you had seen them yet, teeny is close to the Turq and tiny is just behind teeny... Can you even believe how small they are?! Plus they have grown a small amount since ive had them lol
I am totally amazed by my larger discus, they are so good with the small ones, no fighting, just harmony!
Lol! Just read about your exciting news in your thread! Congratulations, again!
I don't think it would be ideal, but it's probably doable. I think worst case they end up like two pairs of annoying apartment neighbors that get sick of each other and have a little tussle. Maybe if you divided the tank?What does every one think of keeping the two breeding pairs in the same 65g ?
I have found the females are the more dominate ones in the tank, what they say goes.
But let me be the voice of reason hear
I want to note I think mine breed first because instead of moving the shyest/weakest fish I moved the two alphas ...
IMO they were on a tare and they were /are going to be a boss no matter who is in tank . I believe we discussed moving runts often only replaces them and then if the issue is real they can never go back .
I was just going to say the same thing! And a divider is a lot easier than 2 20/30g tanks with all the fixin’s!I don't think it would be ideal, but it's probably doable. I think worst case they end up like two pairs of annoying apartment neighbors that get sick of each other and have a little tussle. Maybe if you divided the tank?
And the gestation is what - 5 days! You should know soon if you’re in for a ride!My eggs have lasted 2 days . The longest so far I think ?
All eggs are gone .. 2 days for the third spawn ain't all bad IMO..They need to work as hard as they plan on making me so they need to step it up before I jump in !And the gestation is what - 5 days! You should know soon if you’re in for a ride!
And, they’re still pretty young to be parents, too! They’re bound to get it right one of these days, though!All eggs are gone .. 2 days for the third spawn ain't all bad IMO..They need to work as hard as they plan on making me so they need to step it up before I jump in !
I am not sure on eggs but imagine 5-7 days like rams or angels ..The warmer water makes me think they hatch fast ...
What does every one think of keeping the two breeding pairs in the same 65g ?
My eggs have lasted 2 days . The longest so far I think ?
Ok congrats Jmaldo!
But let me be the voice of reason hear . Folks breeding discus will take a fare amount of money and time and space. Just to start a breeding setup. Unfortunately discus are not in demand so selling will not be that easy. Look even breeders like Hans are now selling there fish to lfs to move them. So before you start think it through and ask your local stores if they are interested in discus and what they would give for them. Remember one store isn’t going to take them all. You will need a few places to move them. Not trying to stop anyone just want you to be prepared.
fa4960 have your fish bred in the 300?
Thanks 86 ssinit ! I won’t be getting any more beef heart, as I believe they’ll do just fine with carnivorous foods that are natural for them, but I didn’t want this stuff to go to waste since I paid over $100 for it!
DecoyCat here's that video, it's from a couple weeks ago, I had to edit it a little bit so it wouldn't play upside down for you . 86 ssinit I know you'll scold me about the tetras in there but this time it was my little sister, not me. I'm also in the process of taking them out, only about half of them are left. Not easy when they have 4' of tank to run from me lol
Ahhh, young love! Lol!! It must be that the orange extract is an aphrodisiac - and all that free time on their han....fins 5 days a week!Snakeskins are laying eggs again !
Exactly 7 days since their last on 8/28 !
Are these fish trying to tell me something ??
Do they not see all the other tanks around them or do they ??
I have had rams breed every 7 days for a couple weeks when they were in prime breeding mode ..
These guys give me the impression they are nothing but beast !
I know I just spealled Joe on the difficulties of raising discus fry but if I had less experience and just a little more ' excitement ' these guys could easily take me on a long ride !
I can't wait to see how they are in a few more months ..The eggs are growing in amount and structure so I assume these 2 are learning as they grow ..
For those who ask questions this is spawn number 4 for these guys who I think are about 6 months old [that is a guess]. They are in a 65g with 1 pair of Gold rams .Temp 82f TDS 160 .Fed 1 time daily 5 days a week and spoiled the other 2.Water change 50-75% 2 times a week ..
3 drops of Orange extract added at all water changes ..
Machines on a mission...