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Old 01-02-2017, 09:36 PM   #11
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:01 PM   #12
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When I was keeping discus I found better success keeping them at high temp: 86-88 even 90. Specially in the winter your house temp may drop depending on the heater and tank size you have; it maybe too slow to stabilize the temp. They aren't wild discus are they?
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No they aren't wild. I had the tank at a higher temp for a long time, like 86/87 and I turned it down because I heard that you can go as low as 82 and that will provide more oxygen in the water and hence less issues with diseases. I keep it at around 83.5-84
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Air stones or sponge filter are a good way to add more oxygen that and I kept simple plants like java ferns and anubias with my discus. The plants survived but the discus thrived. Most of the domestic discus are used to bare tank and high temp. After years of keeping them I don't even think about lowering the temp anymore, summer I kept them at 86 and winter I turn it up to 88. Maybe not so good for the plants...
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