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Forum: Discus 02-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,719
Posted By Poco
Water used for discus in Toronto should be aged....

Water used for discus in Toronto should be aged. There are two main reasons

There is big pH swing in water aged for 24hrs and pH swing can cause stress/problems.

Straight tap has micro bubbles...
Forum: Discus 05-16-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,486
Posted By Poco
Have you seen the new fish pooh? If so what color...

Have you seen the new fish pooh? If so what color is it?

QT should be at least 4 to 6 weeks. Every fish is different and some take longer to adjust to the new environment than others. I wouldnt...
Forum: Discus 04-13-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By Poco
Discus are a shoaling fish and do well only in...

Discus are a shoaling fish and do well only in numbers unless they are pair. If you want to start with juvies then 6 discus will be a minimum group you should aim for.

Please dont buy any discus...
Forum: Sold / Expired 04-13-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Poco
Good luck with your sale! You missed my...

Good luck with your sale!

You missed my point, you can buy them NEW as in never been used before with full warranty for $70+tax.
Forum: Sold / Expired 04-12-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Poco
No offense intended. AC are great filters...

No offense intended.

AC are great filters but your price is not. you can buy it new for this price.

http://angelfins.ca/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28222&products_id=415
Forum: Discus 04-12-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,546
Posted By Poco
Not a sin by any means, you can have 3" juvies in...

Not a sin by any means, you can have 3" juvies in the 50g but once they get big it will be cramped. Rule of thumb is 10g per adult discus.

I wouldnt recommend you to have any substrate at all...
Forum: Discus 03-28-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
Thanks loonie. May be next time.

Thanks loonie. May be next time.
Forum: Discus 03-21-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
Im good with it. I hope it is not an April fools...

Im good with it. I hope it is not an April fools joke :D
Forum: Discus 02-06-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,719
Posted By Poco
There are so many variables; Where did you...

There are so many variables;

Where did you get the fish?
How long did you have them in your tank?
How many fish? there should be at least 6 fish as they are schooling fish.
How big is their...
Forum: Discus 01-28-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
How about March 2nd?

How about March 2nd?
Forum: Discus 01-24-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
I'm ok to meet anywhere in GTA. West end suits...

I'm ok to meet anywhere in GTA. West end suits better but don't really care if it is not in the west.

We need to get this thing rolling. I think a Saturday or Sunday will be good for most of us....
Forum: Cichlids 01-17-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Poco
Vern @ archersdiscus.com - Whitby He is...

Vern @ archersdiscus.com - Whitby

He is closed until spring but worth the wait. He has the cleanest fish around, disease free. He doesn't import just breed his own stock.
Forum: Sold / Expired 01-16-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Poco
I think he is just selling the Marlboro Red.

I think he is just selling the Marlboro Red.
Forum: Ontario Discus Club 01-16-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,651
Posted By Poco
I think this area is meant for clubs official...

I think this area is meant for clubs official stuff. The club is not formed yet but in the process.

Here is the section for general discus topics
...
Forum: Discus 01-01-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
Joe has been doing it for 50 years or so. I have...

Joe has been doing it for 50 years or so. I have seen his setup it is a drip system so he doesnt have to change water ever. Piwows are awesome!

I too am in the west end and don't have an issue...
Forum: Discus 01-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
Yes I have met Ralph few times, he is definitely...

Yes I have met Ralph few times, he is definitely a great guy. We correspond quite frequently on Simply and phone. He does love Altums :D. I think Joe (moon) might also be interested, he tried to put...
Forum: Discus 01-01-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
The other prolemis that nt many people regularly...

The other prolemis that nt many people regularly visit this forum.

I think formal club will be natural progression but first we need to get the some informal meetings going and gauge everyone's...
Forum: Discus 12-29-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
Agree with you regarding the LFS. There are few...

Agree with you regarding the LFS. There are few Canadians who are importing/breeding quality fish. We can discuss all this and more at our meeting :D
Forum: Discus 12-28-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
Sounds good Joshua. I am flexible on the...

Sounds good Joshua. I am flexible on the location. We just need to get this rolling. Would love to meet all the discus crackheads :D

Come on people let's do it!
Forum: Discus 12-28-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Poco
You got some good tips above. Here is a good...

You got some good tips above.

Here is a good very detailed article by Vern Archer, a local breeder in Whitby. He has been doing this for about 30 years so you can say he know his stuff :D
...
Forum: Discus 12-22-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
Loonie, Jan/Feb is just a suggestion to get the...

Loonie, Jan/Feb is just a suggestion to get the ball rolling.

All, please fire in your suggestions on month and location and we take it from there.

Thanks,

Poco
Forum: Discus 12-19-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By Poco
You have a 65g tank and filters that you are...

You have a 65g tank and filters that you are using together are for upto 500g tanks. Plus it is too much water flow, you can use a make a spray bar for kill the flow.

I would suggest just use 406...
Forum: Discus 12-19-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,269
Posted By Poco
Any suggestions for the club's name? How about ...

Any suggestions for the club's name? How about
Ontario Discus Club "ODC". Most of us become OCD while keeping Discus :D.

Any one up for a discus meeting in January/February 2013? It will be a...
Forum: Introductions & Greetings 12-15-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Poco
Agree nice set up. The wild green might...

Agree nice set up.

The wild green might pair up and spawn but heckels will likely not. There are handful of people in the world who have successfully bred heckels, they are mostly in Europe.
Forum: Discus 11-20-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,129
Posted By Poco
Vern Archer is a local discus breeder for +30...

Vern Archer is a local discus breeder for +30 years, his hatchery is closed right now but will be opening soon. You can check his website.


http://archersdiscus.com
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