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    Capslock,
    I have seen were they say 7 gallons per discus is ok. I agree I'm pushing it right now. I do have a lot of biological filtration with my fluidized bed filter.
    When the neons pass away I will not be replacing them.
    5 discus are 5" and 1 is a 2" runt that I purchased some time ago to see if I can keep them alive. I then talked to a breeder. He was kind enough to give me fish. I told him the size of my tank. I left with 8 fish total. 6 were for me and 2 were for my friend who wanted to try discus also. I place the 6 fish in my tank and said no way, too many fish. So I gave my friend 3. Even though this is what the breeder recommended for me.
    What I'd like to have happen is get 2 pairs in the tank. I have 1 pair now. I know that I have another female but not sure of the last 2. I think they are the same sex but watching their behavior.
    I will be setting up a 29 gallon tank, as soon as I'm finished my stand for it, that I might be moving my pair into, I'm not sure yet.


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    My neons might be leaving sooner then I thought. I just saw one pick off a discus fry.
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    ooh my goodness. i hate it when fish aren't friendly.
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    What, its small and its swimming. all fishes think things like that are food
    that makes no logic

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    Wolf,

    There is just no comparing FW and SW in terms of cost, maintenance, patience and of course, in my opinion, beauty.

    I have been heavily involved in marine aquariums for many years now. I have been President (currently Vice Pres) of a marine aquarium society - MASOV. I currently have 5 marine tanks and run my own small business manufacturing filtration equipment (in Australia only so I figure Iím not breaking any forum rules by mentioning that.., I hope?). My main area of interest is the propagation of SPS corals (namely Acropora, Pocillopora, etc)

    Iíll give you the one most important piece of advice if you want to go marineÖ.

    READ!

    Read everything you can get your hands on from books, magazines and on the web.

    Once youíve read enough to give yourself a good general understanding of whatís involved (remember that books and the web can be very out of date at times), hop on to one of the web forums and start asking questions and putting your plans forward for comment from more experienced people, etc.

    Two of the best:

    Reef Central
    Reefing the Australian Way - My home ;-)

    You can also have a look at my little site:

    Aaron's Marine Aquarium Site

    Hope this helps.

    Aaron.

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    okay i've been reading about marine aquariums for about a year now. just getting prepared for it.
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    Fair enough.

    Then you should definately hop onto those forums and describe your plans so that you can get some feedback and to confirm if you are on track.

    Can I ask what you intend to keep and what type of setup will you be running?

    Aaron.

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    I have no experience with SW, but one thing I really like about SW is that the fish can reproduce just as they do in the wild. While its true that hatcheries and some home aquarists breed SW fish(such as neon gobies, clownfish, some angelfish etc.), it is much easier to do so in freshwater. This is what provides the challenge in FW. In SW, the challenge is keeping the "delicate"(okay, I know there are plenty of exceptions to that one) little organisms alive and in a natural enviroment...with the high tech lights, filters etc. In FW, you challenge is satisfying the fish so they will breed, and then try your hand at raising fry to maturity. Of course, some SW fish are almost as hardy as FW fish...and some of the FW fish are just as delicate as SW fish.

    But for a beginner, FW is best. That way, your fish don't die if you change the water without unplugging your heater, or forget how your filter works. Get a little more experience, and two roads lay ahead of you...more FW challenges, or Sw.

    "If you come to a fork in the road-take it'

    Does anyone know who I quoted just then? Someone told me about a baseball(?) player who said this, but I forgot the name.

    Since I only keep Fw, this may be pretty one sided, but certainly wasn't mean't to be!
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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