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Postby Kevin Delude » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:19 am

Hello everyone! I was hoping I could get some advice and opinions on a question that I have. I also hope that Fred reads this as he has given ( as well as many others) me great advice over the years. Here's my question: I have 3 juvenile discus housed in a 55 gallon (208 liters)tank. This tank has been up and running for several years and I would like to do a total and thorough cleaning. My thoughts are moving the 3 discus to a 10 gallon (38 liter) tank for a few weeks while I tear down the 55 gallon tank, clean eveything and then cycle it and finally bringing the discus back into the tank. I have lost a few discus in this tank over the years and just feel its time to clean it really well and start over. Do you think I have other options? Any thoughts on this matter would be really appreciated.

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Postby Ciprian Marcu » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:07 pm

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Postby Fred Goodall » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:06 am

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Postby Fred Goodall » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:01 am

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Postby Kevin Delude » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:14 am

Thanks everyone for the great advice. I am embarking on this adventure over the weekend. I have a question in regards to PP. Where can I find this? If I don't have PP is there a substitute that I can use? Also, What meds should I be giving to new fish. I have some new discus and have not yet treated them..
Also, Fred, where do I find De-chlor? Stores, LFS, fish catalog?
Thanks again and have a great day everyone!!

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Postby Fred Goodall » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:16 am

Hi Kevin :welcome:

PP... depends on local / state laws in your city / state.... over here PP is "ok"... just TRANSPORTATION of the compound is so "red tapped" that it is nearly impossible to transport the material :roll: :eek: LFS might have this "bottle" of "dark, dark red / purple / maroon" liquid for "parasites" or "sterilizing water" which is PP already "made up" for "dosing" so many drops per gallon / liter. If you can not locate any PP... try the liquid laundry bleach method.
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