Some of my discus

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  1. Vis
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    Haha 'n bietjie vet daai een :)
     
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    Ja nee, Vis, hoe 'vetter' hoe better.
     
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    Update;

    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.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Some real beauties in there! Beautiful fish Andrew!
     
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    Thanks Sean

    These alencers belong to Dirk, and came into my facility in September last year at age 18days. Here they are shortly after arrival.

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    Stunning fish! :love10: :notworthy:
     
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    Thanks for the kind words Kryo
     
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    Amazing! You obviously doing a great job!
     
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    Out of interest what filter system do you use on this tank?
     
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    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.

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    You surely doing something right.. Baby machines.. :)
     
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    Hi Gareth

    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.

    Andrew
     
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    Hi Andrew,

    Not a problem at all :thumb: 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?

    Thanks
     
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    Friday morning is perfect. I will pm you my contact details etc.
     
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    Excellent and thank you :thumb:
     
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    Interesting ..

    So you get good water quality from a simple trickle filter? How big is the filter?
     
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    Well, actually, I think you get fantastic water quality.......not just good water quality. :p
     
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    Hey Andrew!!!
    You are being a little misleading here china!! :flame:
    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



     
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    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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