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Re: [APD] CO2 and pH control

On 12/15/05, David Grim <grim1214 at bellsouth_net> wrote:
> A bare bottom breeder discus tank that has all the waste siphoned 3 x
> daily
> and has a 50% water change every day is not a typical fish tank. A planted
> tank has opportunities for ammonia spikes you will not find in a sterile
> environment that is a breeder discus tank.  And find me a discus breeder
> that doesn't pay attention to pH levels in their tanks, whether they be
> 6.0,
> 7.8, or whatever. Not too many of them, I am willing to bet.

 The tanks aren't bare bottomed or sterile -- they are planted tanks.  The
idea that you have to have a bare bottom tank to keep and breed discus is
being challenged by a lot of people, despite Jack Whatley disparaging the
idea every other month.

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