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This is a discussion on 5th annual discus grow out contest journal:mikee within the CAF Annual Discus Grow-out Contest forums, part of the Canadian Aqua Farm Discus Hatchery category; Lighting:4x54 6700k + 30w aqua glow. 8 hrs a day. 30w aquaglow on at night. Filtration:2x eheim classic 600 heaters:1x250w ...

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    Default5th annual discus grow out contest journal:mikee

    Lighting:4x54 6700k + 30w aqua glow. 8 hrs a day. 30w aquaglow on at night. Filtration:2x eheim classic 600 heaters:1x250w eheim + 1x200w temp at 28 wc: 15% a day using water from tap added aqua plus and let sit aerated 24hrs heated to 28-29. Co2: 2-3 bubbles per second set on timer. Turns on when lights on and off when lights go off. Added air pump set on timer. Turns on when lights off and on when lights on. Dealing with BGA currently nitrates and phosphate at 0 hopefully with added fish population, more feedings and regular wc will kill off this problem. Apparently low nitrate and phosphate are root problem to this nuisance. Tank is a 90g other fish included are 2 german blue rams, 10+ cardinal tetras and white cloud minnows, 8 corydoras, 1 Otto, 2 kuhli loaches. Plants included ferns, anubias, moss, hair grass, hc.
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    Thanks for the detailed post and good luck in the contest!
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    Thanks. All 5 eating like champs. Feeding freeze dried blackworms 1 cube 3 x a day and freeze dried bloodworms inbetween.
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    Quick update fish eating well 1 of 5 seem to be breathing over 1 gill more. 1 of 2 carnation turquoise dark in color hiding in corner still eating but seems stressed.

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    Darkening isnt a good sign! Do you have a spare tank?
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    Yes I have a 15g tank below main tank. Waiting for 250w heater to come in then gonna do a heat treatment. Not sure what temp and how long to leave the discus in there tho.

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    Recent pic. Can't seem to upload a video
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    Your tank looks awesome! I think it recomended to grow the discus from this size in a bare tank because at this age they are very sensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikee View Post
    Yes I have a 15g tank below main tank. Waiting for 250w heater to come in then gonna do a heat treatment. Not sure what temp and how long to leave the discus in there tho.
    Heat treatment is usually done when hexamita is suspected. Low to mid 90's with tons of aeration for 5 days can work well.
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