Discussion in 'Discus' started by pHish_man, Oct 3, 2013.
Haha 'n bietjie vet daai een
Ja nee, Vis, hoe 'vetter' hoe better.
My main tank is now looking decidedly empty, as 10 of the large fish were re-homed over the weekend.
3 Checkerboard pigeons, 1 Marlboro and 1 Solid Turquoise went to one lucky home, and 3 Red Turquoise and 2 Snow leopards went to another.
So the fish that remain are 5 alencers, 2 leopards and 2 snakeskins.
Some real beauties in there! Beautiful fish Andrew!
These alencers belong to Dirk, and came into my facility in September last year at age 18days. Here they are shortly after arrival.
Thanks for the kind words Kryo
Amazing! You obviously doing a great job!
Out of interest what filter system do you use on this tank?
Leopard/snakeskin pair spawned again this afternoon. 4 days after removing their previous batch of offspring.
Here one can see the male fanning the eggs.
You surely doing something right.. Baby machines..
Sorry for not replying sooner. I use an old school trickle filter here......don't have the bucks to throw around on these fancy fx5's etc.
When you come and visit I can show you how it works.
Not a problem at all Well the trickle filter seems to be working well considering that your one Discus has eggs!
I was wondering if I could pop in on Friday as will be out in Somerset West in the late morning?
Friday morning is perfect. I will pm you my contact details etc.
Excellent and thank you
So you get good water quality from a simple trickle filter? How big is the filter?
Well, actually, I think you get fantastic water quality.......not just good water quality.
You are being a little misleading here china!!
You do have a trickle filter as a "COMPONENT" of the filtration to your Discus Grow out tank yes, however there is, in addition to the trickle filter"the tanks bio column", you have a sizeable sump - or had you forgotten?
The filtration set-up has all manner of pipes and valves too so you can adjust flows to the EXACT rate required through the drip filter and through the sump and you use a long stiff tube to manually remove the rather large fish droppings you get more than once a day.
What you do is a LABOUR OF LOVE - cut it as thin as you like - crystal clear water that your Discus enjoy is a BIG part of your success.
Those Alencer Discus that belong to Prof Bellstedt have really grown out quickly recently - they are beautiful. Now get back to work! PL
Correct me if I am wrong but when someone mentions trickle filter, most people in the hobby would think sump? Don't think he was misleading anyone
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