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  1. Nico Hamman

    Nico Hamman

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    I have been out of fresh water tanks for 12 Years.

    So from this

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    To this

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    That is sooooo coooolllll
    Nice low maintenance tank, what are you going to do with all your free time and extra cash now that you do not have to feed the salt gods ...

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Nico Hamman

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    Thanks! Will be doing Discus again. You are correct about the extra time and cash!
     
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    Hendre Polypterus freak Comp Coordinator

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    Welcome back to the bright side!

    Discus are great, we have a few outstanding breeders here who would be happy to help :)
     
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    Nico Hamman

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    Thank you! I am looking forward to doing Discus again.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    Marine tanks are stunning butyes... unfortunately have become quite expensive to run

    Love your tank... The wood and plants look great with loads of space

    Discus are amazing... Good luck and keep us posted!!
     
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    Welcome Nico,hope you will enjoy TASA.

    Wouldn't that be a interesting Thread..."Show us you're ex marine tanks"...
     
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    Nico Hamman

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    Thanks for the welcome. Must say I am looking forward to this journey.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    I almost went over to the dark side. But life is too busy at the moment. I travel for work a few times a year, and am reluctant to leave marines in part time care.
     
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    Nico Hamman

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    Yea it was fun while it lasted.
     
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    I have also had Discus and they are fantastic fish to keep.
     
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    Nico Hamman

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    Kept them about 14 or so years ago. Really enjoyed keeping them. I have 10 in Quarantine at the moment.
     
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    You will prob find that there are a lot more colours available now......if you can get hold of them.

    I had a tankful of Stendkers. And long story short, had a disaster with my filter, filled up tank in an emergency with cold water which triggered a flagellate problem which I couldn't cure.
     
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    Nico Hamman

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    Yes. Alot more to choose from. Sorry to hear about your issues with them. Stability is key from my past experience and a good varied diet. Obviously good water quality.
     
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    Welcome back.
    Looking forward to progress on the tank.
     
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    Nico Hamman

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    :thumbup:
     
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    Looks great. Please keep us updated
     
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    Nico Hamman

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    The water has cleared. Adding some Discus tomorrow.

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    It looks really good!
     
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    Nico Hamman

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    Thank you. I can not wait to add the discus.
     

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