Decided to place a bag of bio-balls above my 55 sponge filter under the canister output. Bio-balls need good flow to allow better growth of bb which is why I placed it above my sponge filter bubbles. It allows the bubbles to travel through the bag of bio-balls at least creating some sort of “flow” I guess you could say. Considering getting another canister to add to the tank later once the rest of the discus grow a few inches.
Hmm...Creative, planning ahead.
I like it.
Now you got me thinking about my upgrade in 6-8 weeks.
Would much rather be safe than sorry! Always a good idea to plan ahead! Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
Canisters cost 3 times as much ,they have no more flow or space in them in compare to price ?
They leak and are hard to clean . When [not if] your power fails you stand a good chance of suffocating your bacteria while what is in your canister rots ..
I have owned a few in my day ..I pitty you all thinking you are getting something better for the money ..How American it all seems !
60+ tanks maybe 50 Aquaclears ,uncountable sponge filters and 3 sumps..NO CANISTERS ..
Again show me a fish breeder/keepers room that is run on canisters ...I'll show you a not so smart keeper ...
I run an AQ70 and 110 with 2 sponges on my 65 g that has 4 fish in it ...All probably cheaper then a medium[ POS] canister ….
I know I can clean all 4 in less time then one canister and with one tenth the trouble ...
80 feet in the air!? Either you’re a high lineman or a rock climber!People don't plan to fail ,they fail to plan ..
Any extra power source is helpful especially if user friendly .
Accidents are never planned , if they were they would be pre scheduled activities ..
Some thoughts that have crossed my mind in the fish room and while 80 feet up in the air last couple days ...
80 feet in the air!? Either you’re a high lineman or a rock climber!
They’re all gorgeous, Thedudeiam94 !!
Ditto!!I do roofs ! Spent the week at Lake Placid High School in an 80 lift with view of the Olympic skI jumps and the Adirondacks !
A generator or multiple breakers are a fish rooms friend ..
Yikes! That’s just as bad!! Lol!
Where I live, a generator/backup power supply has become as necessary as your stove and refrigerator. I just worry that we’ll lose power in the middle of the night, and I won’t know until morning. Mine isn’t automatic - I’ve got to haul it out of the garage and get it going.
Thedudeiam94 they do look great and the excellent growth shows ..You are doing great with these guys !
More of the chickens! Can definitely see the growth in some of these pics! 215]
Also I apologize for the photos being so out of focus I promise they’re not that bad originally. It only distorts them once I upload them.
Lost two discus... the runts! They didn’t make it. Sadly they were outcompeted by the larger fish. So I’m down to 8. 4 blues and 4 regular pigeon blood. Not bad.. sad but not bad.. I have started feeding krill and they love it! Especially the big ones! Colors seem more vibrant as well. Still changing water every 4 days and lowered feedings to twice a day every other day and one time a day other days. Still feeding a variety of different foods. Lots of growth and some of the “new” pigeons have almost doubled in size with 2 still slightly smaller than the rest. However they all put up a good fight at feeding time! Started thawing my frozen cubes with tank water and have not had a bloat issue since then. All in all things are going well besides the two loses. But ya win some and ya lose some.. it’s part of the learning process.
Some photos of the fighters!
Will get more pics of them this evening as they are.
I’m very sorry to hear you lost 2 discus. These were the Han’s discus? Just curious, What happened to them? So, I can learn from others.
Those discus pics are gorgeous!!! I want a yellow pigeon blood now, but I’m wait till I move mines to their new big tank.
What is up with that? I haven't noticed if my pics are more blurry once uploaded. What are you using to take pics?
Your pics look good ? Your pics are the blue ..I can see the same color I see In my EBR..Nice IMO..
Sorry about the runts but truth be told that is why you don't remove them ..It is sometimes best to let nature take its course . A replacement shows quickly ..
Hope your 8 rock ! I have 7 out 10..2 pairs and 3 males ..You see no pairing /breeding behavior?
Nice to hear from you ..