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Filtration Methods For The Discus Tank


Good filtration is the prime priority in the discus tank. Basically, there are three types of filtration - mechanical, chemical and biological. Let's start with the basics...

Mechanical filtration removes the uneaten food, waste products and acumulated plant waste from the tank. Different methods will accomplish this - pads, sponges, and floss, to name a few. The objective here is to capture the dirt before it pollutes the tank to high levels. Common filter floss is inexpensive, and highly efficient, making it a good medium for the tank filter. One must keep in mind, however, that the function of the mechanical filter is basically aesthetic.

Filtering using chemical filtration takes place at the molecular level. The most commonly used medium is activated charcoal. Activated charcoal adsorbs a huge amount of pollutants in the tank, and discoloration, antimony, arsenic, chlorine, chloramine, chromium, hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, phosphate plus some of the heavy metals and other toxins in different degrees. (adsorbs: Formation of a thin film on a surface.) It does not, however, remove ammonia, nitrite or nitrate, so don't expect it to do the job of biological or mechanical filtration. If your tap water is overly high in phosphates or nitrates, there is the chance that your fish won't do well until you pretreat the water with activated charcoal or other specific resins. If you live in the city, chances are good that the city can provide you with an analysis of their provided water. If, however, you live in the country, and have your own well, then the water should be sent to a lab for testing.

Activated charcoal can produce crystal-clear water, but the downside of this is that one tends to rely on the activated charcoal to cover up sloppy maintenance. It should be used as a back up only, and you should not be dependent on activated charcoal to keep water safe and clean for the Discus. Frequent water change is the only real insurance you have of keeping your Discus safe and in good health.

I have saved biofiltration for last because it is the most important aspect of a good environment for Discus. Without good biofiltration practices, your Discus will not survive. Mechanical and chemical filtration results can be seen visibly - the tank just looks cleaner. Even though chemical filtration does remove some of the toxic materials from the water, it takes biofiltration to make the water safe for habitation.

Cycling a tank is a practice that reproduces the nitrogen cycle in the aquarium. In the aquarium, we need beneficial bacteria, which are known as nitrobacters. (Proline Bacteria is a well known brand of bacteria strain used in aquaria. A kit for starting the normal freshwater tank is a little over $9.00.) These "good" bacteria colonize the filter media and every surface of the tank. The most beneficial of these bacteria is Nitrosomonas sp. which consumes the toxic ammonia that is produced by decomposition of fish waste, plant matter, and uneaten food. In the Nitrogen Cycle, the ammonia is reduced to nitrite. The nitrite is then consumed by Nitrobacter sp. and is reduced to nitrate, which is the least toxic end-product of nitrification. The nitrate is then removed from you system by a regular water-change regimen.

Maintaining a healthy bacterial colony in the biological part of your filtration system is quite simple if care is taken to not destroy the colony. When cleaning the media, use only tank water. Never use hot water or fresh tap water to clean the sponges or media, but instead gently rinse and carefully wring out excess water in a pail of tank water. The goal here is to maintain the highest rate of bacteria as possible on the media.

It is possible that your biological filter will crash if the aquarium is left without power for a day. The bacteria are without oxygen for a period of time which will cause them to die, your fish will be gasping for breath, and a foul smell is encountered in the tank. Never simply turn the filter back on! this will flood the aquarium with toxins, and the media must be replaced if a crash occurs.

Following these simple principles will help to insure that your Discus have a happy and safe environment for many years. Again, there is no subistitue for regular water changes, but by following these simple rules, chances of survivial of the Discus are much higher.

Alden Smith is a published author, and has been marketing on the internet for 7 years. His website, King Discus, is an active gathering place for discus breeders and lovers of discus fish. His wife Betsy is the administrator of All The Best Recipes a site rich in online recipes and cookbooks.


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6 ways you and your pets can help save the planet - Mashable
6 ways you and your pets can help save the planet  Mashable

How to get more pets to the vet - dvm360
How to get more pets to the vet  dvm360

Man says puppy saved his life but she, 2 other pets lost in house fire - WJXT News4JAX
Man says puppy saved his life but she, 2 other pets lost in house fire  WJXT News4JAX

As Millennials Choose Pets Over Babies, Pet Tech Is Silicon Valley's Unlikely Industry - Forbes
As Millennials Choose Pets Over Babies, Pet Tech Is Silicon Valley's Unlikely Industry  Forbes

Florida jail's animal farm hosts 150 'pets' - Miami Herald
Florida jail's animal farm hosts 150 'pets'  Miami Herald

Bringing your pet to Lee County airport terminals could land you up to 60 days in jail under new pet rules - News-Press
Bringing your pet to Lee County airport terminals could land you up to 60 days in jail under new pet rules  News-Press

Alabama’s Motel for Pets kept dogs and cats in luxury for 28 years - AL.com
Alabama’s Motel for Pets kept dogs and cats in luxury for 28 years  AL.com

Americans are spending almost half a billion dollars on Halloween costumes for their pets - MarketWatch
Americans are spending almost half a billion dollars on Halloween costumes for their pets  MarketWatch

Why some homeless people refuse shelter: Pets, possessions and partners - KVUE.com
Why some homeless people refuse shelter: Pets, possessions and partners  KVUE.com

The anti-vaccine movement has spread, and now pets are the ones going unprotected - WXYZ
The anti-vaccine movement has spread, and now pets are the ones going unprotected  WXYZ

Local shelter using facial recognition technology to reunite lost pets - WGME
Local shelter using facial recognition technology to reunite lost pets  WGME

“Cat Daddy” Shares Insight Into Cats As Pets To Help You Have A More Purr-fect Pet Cat Experience - WEMU
“Cat Daddy” Shares Insight Into Cats As Pets To Help You Have A More Purr-fect Pet Cat Experience  WEMU

Collier County DAS cancels low-cost program to vaccinate, microchip pets - Wink News
Collier County DAS cancels low-cost program to vaccinate, microchip pets  Wink News

Helping the Homeless and Their Pets - WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Helping the Homeless and Their Pets  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

of the Week: Oct. 23, 2019 | Pikes Peak Courier | gazette.com - Colorado Springs Gazette
of the Week: Oct. 23, 2019 | Pikes Peak Courier | gazette.com  Colorado Springs Gazette

Pet Improvement: Disasters and pet preparedness - Newport News Times
Pet Improvement: Disasters and pet preparedness  Newport News Times

Mountain View PetSmart To Host Halloween Party For Pets - Mountain View, CA Patch
Mountain View PetSmart To Host Halloween Party For Pets  Mountain View, CA Patch

Countdown to the winner of Cobb Life Magazine's pets issue cover contest: Meet Cocoa! - MDJOnline.com
Countdown to the winner of Cobb Life Magazine's pets issue cover contest: Meet Cocoa!  MDJOnline.com

Anti-vaccine movement has spread, and now pets are the ones going unprotected - News 5 Cleveland
Anti-vaccine movement has spread, and now pets are the ones going unprotected  News 5 Cleveland

PetSmart doubles funding for classroom pets - Bizwomen - The Business Journals
PetSmart doubles funding for classroom pets - Bizwomen  The Business Journals

Pets of the Week for Oct. 23, 2019 - WKRN News 2
Pets of the Week for Oct. 23, 2019  WKRN News 2

Innovative NYC Program PALS Helps Victims of Domestic Violence With Pets Escape - NBC New York
Innovative NYC Program PALS Helps Victims of Domestic Violence With Pets Escape  NBC New York

Nail trimming for pets: pro and DIY options - NOLA.com
Nail trimming for pets: pro and DIY options  NOLA.com

Pet of the week - Chicago Tribune
Pet of the week  Chicago Tribune

PHOTOS: Pets of the Week - Statesville Record & Landmark
PHOTOS: Pets of the Week  Statesville Record & Landmark

Pets of the week, Oct. 23 - Hickory Daily Record
Pets of the week, Oct. 23  Hickory Daily Record

Number of lost, stray pets continues to rise at KC shelter - northeastnews.net
Number of lost, stray pets continues to rise at KC shelter  northeastnews.net

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Local News Analysts predict CBD for pets sales to reach $125 million Olivia Levada 5:43  KXXV News Channel 25

The power of owning a pet - The Volante
The power of owning a pet  The Volante

Spay and neuter your pets -- and then bank their stem cells - Engadget
Spay and neuter your pets -- and then bank their stem cells  Engadget

Marion County Pets: Jo, Missy and Scrappy Doo - WCJB
Marion County Pets: Jo, Missy and Scrappy Doo  WCJB

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What to Know About a Chinchilla Pet — How to Care For a Chinchilla  WomansDay.com

Lost And Found Pets In Metro Denver, Boulder: Week Of Oct. 21 - Patch.com
Lost And Found Pets In Metro Denver, Boulder: Week Of Oct. 21  Patch.com

Helping outdoor pets when it gets cold - 13abc Action News
Helping outdoor pets when it gets cold  13abc Action News

Wallace Subaru of Bristol to cover cost of adopting pets Tuesday - WCYB
Wallace Subaru of Bristol to cover cost of adopting pets Tuesday  WCYB

Maine shelter turns to facial recognition to get lost pets home - WGME
Maine shelter turns to facial recognition to get lost pets home  WGME

Pets of the Week for Oct. 22, 2019 - Duluth News Tribune
Pets of the Week for Oct. 22, 2019  Duluth News Tribune

Check out this week’s adoptable pets - ArkLaTexHomepage
Check out this week’s adoptable pets  ArkLaTexHomepage

Autumn and Halloween can be scary times for pets - The Daily Journal
Autumn and Halloween can be scary times for pets  The Daily Journal

Aston Martin's first-ever SUV will have outrageously luxurious options like a portable pet washer - INSIDER
Aston Martin's first-ever SUV will have outrageously luxurious options like a portable pet washer  INSIDER

Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this Halloween - WTHR
Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this Halloween  WTHR

3 Kids, Hundreds of Pets Removed from Volusia Home - News 13
3 Kids, Hundreds of Pets Removed from Volusia Home  News 13

ISO Pets: Skylo wants place to spend retirement years - Morning Call
ISO Pets: Skylo wants place to spend retirement years  Morning Call

Chinese cafe paints dogs to look like giant pandas - CNN
Chinese cafe paints dogs to look like giant pandas  CNN

Pet detective Babs Fry helps find missing dogs for free - Today.com
Pet detective Babs Fry helps find missing dogs for free  Today.com

Customizable Cat and Dog Puzzles Are the Perfect Gifts for the Obsessed Pet Lovers in Your Life - PEOPLE.com
Customizable Cat and Dog Puzzles Are the Perfect Gifts for the Obsessed Pet Lovers in Your Life  PEOPLE.com

Florida inmate charged with feeding jail's pet iguana 'Mojo' to alligator - WFTV Orlando
Florida inmate charged with feeding jail's pet iguana 'Mojo' to alligator  WFTV Orlando

Pet of the Week: 2019 pets - WTOP
Pet of the Week: 2019 pets  WTOP

NJ pets in need: Oct. 21, 2019 - NJ.com
NJ pets in need: Oct. 21, 2019  NJ.com

Pet-owner horror! He allegedly threw dog out window to death; tossed pet rodents too - SILive.com
Pet-owner horror! He allegedly threw dog out window to death; tossed pet rodents too  SILive.com

Animal Tales: Lewiston shelter turns to facial recognition to get lost pets home - Lewiston Sun Journal
Animal Tales: Lewiston shelter turns to facial recognition to get lost pets home  Lewiston Sun Journal

How to Tell Your Colleagues They Can't Have Pets in the Office (Without Breaking Their Hearts) - Inc.
How to Tell Your Colleagues They Can't Have Pets in the Office (Without Breaking Their Hearts)  Inc.

Group To Create LIs First Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter - Patch.com
Group To Create LIs First Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter  Patch.com

Here's exactly how much it costs to own 12 common household pets - Business Insider
Here's exactly how much it costs to own 12 common household pets  Business Insider

Is This Surging Online Pet Retailer Stock Still a Buy? - Motley Fool
Is This Surging Online Pet Retailer Stock Still a Buy?  Motley Fool

As Billings schools crack down on pets in class, West High learns new tricks - Billings Gazette
As Billings schools crack down on pets in class, West High learns new tricks  Billings Gazette

The value of pet ownership for older adults - WTOP
The value of pet ownership for older adults  WTOP

Chinese 'panda' pet cafe raises eyebrows - BBC News
Chinese 'panda' pet cafe raises eyebrows  BBC News

Scheme which is giving pets a new lease of life - Belfast Telegraph
Scheme which is giving pets a new lease of life  Belfast Telegraph

How Do We Prevent Pets from Becoming Exotic Invaders? - Scientific American
How Do We Prevent Pets from Becoming Exotic Invaders?  Scientific American

Edinboro University goes pet-friendly - News - GoErie.com
Edinboro University goes pet-friendly - News  GoErie.com

ENTER HERE: All 4 Pets 'Put Your Pet in a Promo' contest - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
ENTER HERE: All 4 Pets 'Put Your Pet in a Promo' contest  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

The Best GPS Trackers For Pets - Forbes
The Best GPS Trackers For Pets  Forbes

Pets of the Week | Community News - Journalscene.com
Pets of the Week | Community News  Journalscene.com

Wet Nose Wednesday Pet: Poochie - RADIO.COM
Wet Nose Wednesday Pet: Poochie  RADIO.COM

Wet Nose Wednesday Pet: Beyonce - RADIO.COM
Wet Nose Wednesday Pet: Beyonce  RADIO.COM

Dorchester County is considering new rules for pets - WCBD News 2
Dorchester County is considering new rules for pets  WCBD News 2

Uber’s newest feature alerts drivers that pets will be joining the ride - TechCrunch
Uber’s newest feature alerts drivers that pets will be joining the ride  TechCrunch

The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In Orlando - Forbes
The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In Orlando  Forbes

Furfest, Pet Costume Parade Coming To Manahawkin - Barnegat-Manahawkin, NJ Patch
Furfest, Pet Costume Parade Coming To Manahawkin  Barnegat-Manahawkin, NJ Patch

Meet Perfect Pet, Baby Angel! - KGO-TV
Meet Perfect Pet, Baby Angel!  KGO-TV

Woman found living with more than 300 pet rats in her van in upscale San Diego community - Fox News
Woman found living with more than 300 pet rats in her van in upscale San Diego community  Fox News

Pet pantry helps promote spay, neuter program - The Herald Bulletin
Pet pantry helps promote spay, neuter program  The Herald Bulletin

Mojo the iguana was a jail pet. Then an inmate fed him alive to a gator, police said - Miami Herald
Mojo the iguana was a jail pet. Then an inmate fed him alive to a gator, police said  Miami Herald

Firefighters honored, used pet masks to save animals - Lexington Dispatch
Firefighters honored, used pet masks to save animals  Lexington Dispatch

Why raw dog food could be harmful for pets and owners alike - Medical News Today
Why raw dog food could be harmful for pets and owners alike  Medical News Today

Pets help ease seniors' loneliness | News, Sports, Jobs - Altoona Mirror
Pets help ease seniors' loneliness | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

Rats as pets: Some people say absolutely. - The - The Washington Post
Rats as pets: Some people say absolutely. - The  The Washington Post

Summit County volunteers step up to help locals find their lost pets - Summit Daily News
Summit County volunteers step up to help locals find their lost pets  Summit Daily News

Reality show 'Meat the Family' makes contestants eat their pets - New York Post
Reality show 'Meat the Family' makes contestants eat their pets  New York Post

Add to Cart: These are Amazon's best pet products for your furry friend - AOL
Add to Cart: These are Amazon's best pet products for your furry friend  AOL

Woman living in van with more than 300 pet rats - WPVI-TV
Woman living in van with more than 300 pet rats  WPVI-TV

Forget the hype: Experts say trendy pet diets can put animals' health at risk - News3LV
Forget the hype: Experts say trendy pet diets can put animals' health at risk  News3LV

FWC offers amnesty hotline for those with exotic pets they cannot care for - WWSB
FWC offers amnesty hotline for those with exotic pets they cannot care for  WWSB

Forget Medicare For All, Now This Lefty Wants Medicare For Pets - The Federalist
Forget Medicare For All, Now This Lefty Wants Medicare For Pets  The Federalist

Meet Mika, FOX8’s Pet of the Week - WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro
Meet Mika, FOX8’s Pet of the Week  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Webkinz prepares to kill off dormant pets starting next week - The Verge
Webkinz prepares to kill off dormant pets starting next week  The Verge

Edgewell Personal Care to sell baby and pet care businesses - CTPost
Edgewell Personal Care to sell baby and pet care businesses  CTPost

Austin among cities testing Uber Pets pilot program - Austin American-Statesman
Austin among cities testing Uber Pets pilot program  Austin American-Statesman

You can adopt 9 remarkable pets on Staten Island this weekend: Oct. 19-20 - SILive.com
You can adopt 9 remarkable pets on Staten Island this weekend: Oct. 19-20  SILive.com

Pets being abandoned by owners facing money problems - BBC News
Pets being abandoned by owners facing money problems  BBC News

San Diego Woman Found Living in Van With 320 Pet Rats - TooFab
San Diego Woman Found Living in Van With 320 Pet Rats  TooFab

Millennials favor pet ownership over children in America's increasingly unaffordable cities. - City Journal
Millennials favor pet ownership over children in America's increasingly unaffordable cities.  City Journal

The important things every pet owner should know, according to vets - INSIDER
The important things every pet owner should know, according to vets  INSIDER

PICTURES: Im-paw-sibly cute turn out for annual Pets & Pumpkins! - KY3
PICTURES: Im-paw-sibly cute turn out for annual Pets & Pumpkins!  KY3

Do you really need pet insurance? How to tell whether it's worth it - Chicago Tribune
Do you really need pet insurance? How to tell whether it's worth it  Chicago Tribune

Pet of the Week: Gildenstern - KEZI TV
Pet of the Week: Gildenstern  KEZI TV

Allergic to cats? New food may help you both: Pet Connection - GoErie.com
Allergic to cats? New food may help you both: Pet Connection  GoErie.com

Animal hospital warns of potential Halloween dangers to pets - WZTV
Animal hospital warns of potential Halloween dangers to pets  WZTV

Tips for keeping your pet well during National Pet Wellness Month and all year long - WTOV Steubenville
Tips for keeping your pet well during National Pet Wellness Month and all year long  WTOV Steubenville

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