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Re: Planted discus spawning tank

> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 01:03:09 -0500
> From: Ed Hengel <hengel at computer_net>
> Subject: Planted discus spawning tank
> I have a heavily planted, 33 gal tank with a pair of discus that enjoy
> spawning there.  In order to save the eggs and fry I decided to take
> them off the appetizer menu by removing all other tank inhabitants. 
> This worked in that I've had successful spawns but now I'm continually
> removing bright green, filament algae.  I've tried increasing the
> fertilizers, Duplant and Duplant 24 and the co2, along with the duration
> of the three 20w Tritons from 8 to 10 hours a day, so that the faster
> growing plants, hygro and cabomba, could soak up the excess nutrients,
> but that just made everything, plants and algae alike, grow a lot
> faster.


> Thanks 
> Ed Hengel

Hi Ed,
  What is your water temp?  I ask because you mention Cabomba, at
anything abouve 80 deg F I have found it to melt (which is why I don't
have any :( )

Bjorn Straube