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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:45 am Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( More Photos added) Reply with quote

 Yes  Shankar  they  needs  to  be  dewormed.  I  am  waiting  for  Adip  to  come  back  for  the  deworming.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:35 am Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( More Photos added) Reply with quote

 Out  of  the  9  wild  discus  that  i  got  six  of  them  have  been  transferred  to  a  bigger  tank.  The  water  parameter  is  similar  to  my  quarantine  tank.  The  water  in  the  tank  is  fully  from  the  RO  unit.  Temperature  of  the  tank  is  maintained  at  30  degree  centigrade.  Here  are  some  photos  of  them  in  their  new  home.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The  quality  of  the  photos  is  not  all  that  good  as  i  did  not  want  to  go  near  them  and  take  the  photos.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:50 am Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 28th January with photos Reply with quote

 There  seems  to  be  a  door  near  the  tank.  Hope  they  dont  panic  often.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:42 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 28th January with photos Reply with quote

 Hi  Sridhar,
 The  fish  are  looking  more  at  home  :-)
 Can  you  tell  us  more  on  the  setup  so  far  ..?
 How  long  did  you  qurantine  them  for  ..?
 What  are  the  parameters  here  in  this  tank,  and  the  change  form  the  qurantine   tank?
 Dont  you  want  to  cover  the  sides  of  this  tank  as  well...?  Dont  you  think  there  is  too  much  of  light  falling  from  all  sides  as  well,  which  will  cause  shadows  and  maybe  make  them  skittish...?
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 The  setup  was  supposed  to  be  high  tech  ADA  tank.  I  did  want  to  put  altums  in  them  first  and  hence  did  not  put  more  efforts  to  make  it  an  high  tech  planted  tank.  Since  i  was  not  successful  in  keeping  the  altums  alive  i  decided  to  keep  discus  in  them.  The  substrate  is  ADA  Ammazonia  II.  I  have  put  some  white  sand  on  the  top  of  them  since  i  read  that  heckles  do  not  like  dark  substrate  and  in  wild  they  are  found  in  rivers  having  white  sand.  I  am  planning  to  setup  a  bigger  tank  6X2X2  tanks  for  the  discus  once  i  sell  my  current  occupants  of  the  tank.  This  tank  i  will  try  to  stimulate  the  setup  very  similar  to  their  wild  setup.  They  were  in  the  quarantine  tank  for  almost  close  to  10  days.  The  main  reason  for  transferring  them  into  bigger  tank  so  soon  was  some  of  them  were  showing  good  progress  and  were  looking  good  while  the  others  were  still  showing  signs  of  stress.  Hence  i  transferred  six  discus  into  the  bigger  tank  and  the  other  three  are  still  in  the  quarantine  under  treatment.  The  water  in  the  planted  tank  is  fully  from  RO  unit  with  a  TDS  of  12ppm.  The  pH  of  the  tank  is  maintained  at  6.1.  The  filtration  is  done  by  eheim  2217  and  one  eheim  aqua  ball  internal  filter.  The  size  of  the  tank  is  5X1.5X1.5.  Currently  for  the  last  three  to  four  days  the  lights  and  the  co2  injection  have  been  stopped.  I  have  put  a  small  2  feet  20  watts  tube  in  the  tank  as  the  only  source  of  light.  I  am  not  planning  to  cover  the  sides  as  the  back  side  and  one  side  of  the  tank  are  very  close  to  the  wall.  The  other  side  of  the  tank  there  is  an  another  planted  tank.  So  there  will  no  disturbance  at  all  from  the  sides  except  for  the  front  of  the  tank.  
 
 Here  are  some  more  pictures  taken  today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:06 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 28th January with photos Reply with quote

 Magnificent  Discus!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:41 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 28th January with photos Reply with quote

 All  the  fishes  have  been  transferred  to  the  bigger  tank.  So  far  so  good.  Here  are  some  new  photos.
 
 He  is  the  biggest  of  all  of  them  --  Tefe  Green
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Heckels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:03 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 5th Feb with new photos) Reply with quote

 Hi
 
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 Congrats  Thumb Up  Keep  it  up,they  seem  to  be  at  Home.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:03 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 5th Feb with new photos) Reply with quote

 Bueatiful  Heckels!!  The  fish  look  very  healthy.
   All  the  best  with  them.
   
 
 
                                                 
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The  water  in  the  planted  tank  is  fully  from  RO  unit  with  a  TDS  of  12ppm                

 
   How  big  a  RO  filter  are  you  using?
 
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The  water  in  the  planted  tank  is  fully  from  RO  unit  with  a  TDS  of  12ppm                  

 
 Are  you  sure...?  I  thought  one  must  always  mix  RO  water  to  get  the  desired  TDS,  as  complete  RO  water  will  be  too  distelled...??
 
 I  really  like  the  Tafe  Green,  but  is  there  a  fin  anomally  at  the  back  of  its  dorsal  fin,  not  be  nit  pick,  could  be  the  pictures...  but  its  still  a  very  nice  fish...
 
 They  are  all  looking  much  more  at  home  now  ,  in  this  tank...
 
 Can  you  please  post  some  full  tank  shots  of  the  setup.
 
 Good  luck  with  them...
 
 Cheers...
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:51 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 5th Feb with new photos) Reply with quote

 Harshal,
 
 I  am  using  Kent  RO  water  purifier.  The  advantage  in  Kent  is  that  it  has  got  a  UV  purifier  too,  hence  i  went  with  Kent  instead  of  Aquaguard.  I  filled  the  tank  completely  with  water  from  the  RO  Unit.  RO  filter  is  no  way  connected  to  the  filter  it  is  in  the  kitchen  Smile.  At  present  i  have  not  added  any  tap  water  to  the  tank.  Once  they  settle  down  slowly  i  will  mix  little  bit  of  tap  water  along  with  the  RO  water.     
 
 Nanu,
 
       You  can  adjust  the  TDS  of  the  water  coming  out  of  the  RO  unit.  If  you  set  it  for  0  TDS  then  you  get  distilled  water.  But  currently  it  is  set  at  20  ppm.  So  the  water  coming  out  of  the  RO  unit  has  a  TDS  of  20  ppm.
 
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You  can  adjust  the  TDS  of  the  water  coming  out  of  the  RO  unit.  If  you  set  it  for  0  TDS  then  you  get  distilled  water.  But  currently  it  is  set  at  20  ppm.  So  the  water  coming  out  of  the  RO  unit  has  a  TDS  of  20  ppm.                  

 
 Thanks  a  lot  Sridhar,  we  are  using  the  same  in  our  home/hotel  back  in  Bhopal,  its  by  Kent  (I  live  in  Pune  currently  due  to  work,)  as  well  I  will  check  it  out  this  weekend,  when  I  am  there.
 
 Sridhar,  I  am  really  glad  that  you  are  going  the  length  to  keep  them  happy,  wish  you  the  best  for  the  future...
 
 Have  you  changed  anything  in  the  feeding  routine  from  Qurantine?
 What  is  the  WC  schedule  that  you  have  planned  for  this  tank..?
 And  keep  us  updated...
 
 Cheers   Smile  
 
 BTW.  I  was  using  my  Aquaguard  for  my  110GL  tank  and  trust  me  my  kitchen  Aquaguard  did  not  last  longer  then  6  months...maybe  because  the  outlet  of  the  pipe  was  at  the  bottom  of  the  tank  and  there  could  have  been  reverse  pressure  OR  maybe  the  amount  I  was  expecting  it  to  churn  out  everyday  was  far  exceeding  its  rating...I  am  not  sure  though  but  now  I  have  a  burnt  AquaGuard.
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 Hi  Sridhar  ,  
 
 Very  good  Wild  strain  in  Planted  tank  .  Well  maintained  tank  .Only  one  of  the  fish  looks  little  weak  for  me  ,  may  be  in  the  picture  .
 
 Surprise  to  know  now  wild  caughts  are  easily  available  in  Singapore  .
 
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:54 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 5th Feb with new photos) Reply with quote

 Update  of  my  tank  and  fishes  as  of  today  12th  February
 
 Full  Tank  shot
 
 
 
 
 
 The  New  heckel  Tank  in  the  making  ...  (  6X2X2)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Wow,
 Super  Work  Sridhar,
 I  a  inviting  myself  to  your  house  once  this  is  done.
 Thank  you  in  advance
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