jwcarlson Posted February 16, 2022 Share Posted February 16, 2022 (edited) I'm recently back into the hobby after about a 15 year hiatus. I'm 37 now, as a kid I had about 7-8 tanks and was always too scared to keep discus because our water is so hard here. Apparently that's not necessarily the case... in any event, I'm giving them a shot. I got 10 from Discus Hans (Stendker) in 2.5" size to give them a whirl. They're 'jumpy', but they didn't even pout for a second after acclimating (which was 5 minutes following the Stendker directions). Kinda wild, but so far so good. I am scared I'm going to wake up to all of them dead, but... fingers crossed. Only half decent photo of them on night one. I am floored by how beautiful they already are, I honestly expected them to be kind of indistinguishable for a month or more, but there are 8 varieties there and I can easily tell them apart. Anyway, I'll maybe document it here... sometimes I'm not so great about. Going with just some play sand and sponge filters at least until I get the hang of it. Aiming for big daily water changes. Tank is an absolute train wreck to look at. That power head needs to go and because I only keep the house at 62ish degrees, so I need more than 300W to get it to 85 reliably. Very much considering building a 'matten filter' so just one side is ugly with all the stuff behind it. Currently undecided. This is taken from the side, from the front, the background is black window film (for now). It might end up blue and the sand might be gone depending how much I hate it. Thanks for looking! 🙂 Sorry it's not a beautiful aquascape. 🤣 From top-to-bottom, left-to-right: dark angel, two blue diamonds, white leopard, two checkerboards, flachen (solid turquoise), brilliant turquoise, marlboro red (or red melon moreso now because of smoking), and pigeon blood. Edited February 16, 2022 by jwcarlson 8 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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