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PH Levels in The Discus Tank


Because it is imperative that discus fish have optimal water conditions, much has been written about this subject, This is the plan put in place to insure proper PH water levels in our hatchery.

Allnut Enterprises' breeder, Nick Lockhart of Noblesville, Indiana, has many ingenious ideas as to how to accomplish things in the hatchery. We begin our experiment with two matched pairs: two red melons, and two leopardskins. They are lovely, friendly fish, and have been getting acclimated to our tanks and the aquarist since the end of June.

Initially, we begin to prepare for the new arrivals by setting up the tanks in this manner: water was tested for PH and nitrite levels, and a proper ecosystem for active bacteria was begin by populating the tank with cichlids that Nick has been raising prior to the purchase of the discus. When we felt that the water/bacteria levels were correct, we set up the meeting with the breeder, and made the trip to Bloomington, Indiana.

Upon arrival at home base with a travel time of about an hour and a half, we immediately begin to acclimate the pairs to their new home. We were advised by the breeder to let them acclimate to the new tank water by "floating" the bags containing the fish for approximately one hour to equalize the temperatures, and to add a cup of water to the bag from the tank to equalize PH levels.

We did not, however, follow this procedure. We took approximately six hours to acclimate by adding a cup of the tank water to the bag each hour, and keeping a close eye on the discus and PH levels, because they were stressed from the trip. A Hanna PH digital meter was used for testing, which gave us a very accurate reading. As large changes in PH in a short period can shock the discus, we were careful in this approach. Our water at the time matched the water in PH levels from the breeder closely.

Because the two pair were bought for breeding purposes, Nick was not comfortable with the PH level, which at that time was at approximately 7.5, high for optimal breeding conditions of 6.5-6.9. What to do?

We had read that hanging a mesh bag of peat moss would help to lower the PH, but were not happy with the idea of having debris from the Peat in our tanks, which are kept scrupulously clean. We knew there had to be a better way to accomplish this goal.

Because Nick lives in town, and has city water, he uses a Reverse Osmosis filtering system to insure that the water is free of chemicals and suitable for the aquarium. Knowing that Peat Moss will lower the PH in an aquarium system, and having a large bag left over from making culture for Grindal and White Worms, he took a 5 gallon pail, and drilled a series of holes around the perimeter of the bottom of the pail, using a 3/32" drill. He then lined the bottom of the pail with a think layer of regular aquarium filter floss, and topped that off with a thick layer of Peat Moss, with the finished pail being about two-thirds full.

The outlet hose from the RO system was then allowed to drain into this pail. Setting the pail over the top of the holding tank, the water slowly drained down through this medium into the holding tank.

Initial test of the recycled water showed a drop in PH to below the base of 7.0. We have been adding the water to the discus tanks slowly through water changes so as to not shock the fish, and at our business meeting this weekend, Nick informed me that the PH levels in the discus tanks are now at approximately 6.6, which is the optimal level for breeding discus.

Cost of the project? If you already are using an RO system, and have a holding tank, you will spend a twenty dollar bill getting the Peat Moss and filter floss. Not bad, considering a breeding pair of dicus can run you $425 dollars!

Alden Smith is CEO of Allnut Enterprises, a diversified company, and is involved with discus breeding. His website is http://www.kingdiscus.blogspot.com


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Pets of the Week: May 6, 2021 - WSIL TV
Pets of the Week: May 6, 2021  WSIL TV

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‘Pet anxiety is real’: More employers willing to allow pandemic-pets when staff return to the office  Digiday

Pets on the Plaza: Meet Cherokee - 47abc - WMDT
Pets on the Plaza: Meet Cherokee - 47abc  WMDT

In Seattle, the pandemic separates pets from owners — but there's help - Crosscut
In Seattle, the pandemic separates pets from owners — but there's help  Crosscut

Pets in brief, May 6, 2021 | Paws | santafenewmexican.com - Santa Fe New Mexican
Pets in brief, May 6, 2021 | Paws | santafenewmexican.com  Santa Fe New Mexican

Pets of the Week - Chico Enterprise-Record
Pets of the Week  Chico Enterprise-Record

The best hip and joint supplement for pets - WWLP.com
The best hip and joint supplement for pets  WWLP.com

IndyHumane takes part in worldwide push to find pets forever homes - WISHTV.com
IndyHumane takes part in worldwide push to find pets forever homes  WISHTV.com

‘Urgent need’: Orange County Animal Services caring for nearly 300 pets, seeking adopters - WFTV Orlando
‘Urgent need’: Orange County Animal Services caring for nearly 300 pets, seeking adopters  WFTV Orlando

New Missouri bill will protect pets and their owners - khqa.com
New Missouri bill will protect pets and their owners  khqa.com

With more pandemic pets, officials want you to leash up - WCAX
With more pandemic pets, officials want you to leash up  WCAX

Central Georgia Pet Talent Show: Your videos - 13WMAZ.com
Central Georgia Pet Talent Show: Your videos  13WMAZ.com

Great River Rescue to host pet wellness clinic - Bemidji Pioneer
Great River Rescue to host pet wellness clinic  Bemidji Pioneer

Empty the Shelters: Help pets find forever homes this week - WOODTV.com
Empty the Shelters: Help pets find forever homes this week  WOODTV.com

Teachers struggle to care for turtles, tortoises and other class pets during pandemic - Union Democrat
Teachers struggle to care for turtles, tortoises and other class pets during pandemic  Union Democrat

Pets may need help adjusting to changing times - FOX10 News
Pets may need help adjusting to changing times  FOX10 News

Meet our pets of the week: A bonded pair of dogs, a duck and a bunny - STLtoday.com
Meet our pets of the week: A bonded pair of dogs, a duck and a bunny  STLtoday.com

Megan Thee Stallion launching Snapchat show all about pets - Music News
Megan Thee Stallion launching Snapchat show all about pets  Music News

A special breed: Fostering pets 'not just about saving the life of the animal, but also helps the people involved' - Chicago Tribune
A special breed: Fostering pets 'not just about saving the life of the animal, but also helps the people involved'  Chicago Tribune

Fire Chief: Wise County home destroyed, pets killed in fire - WYMT News
Fire Chief: Wise County home destroyed, pets killed in fire  WYMT News

China's netizens call for crackdown after "blind box" pet rescue - Reuters
China's netizens call for crackdown after "blind box" pet rescue  Reuters

Adoptable Pets of the Week: Dana - San Clemente Times
Adoptable Pets of the Week: Dana  San Clemente Times

Adoptable Pets of the week | Featured Content | suncoastnews.com - Suncoast News
Adoptable Pets of the week | Featured Content | suncoastnews.com  Suncoast News

Pets of the week, May 5 | Local News | hickoryrecord.com - Hickory Daily Record
Pets of the week, May 5 | Local News | hickoryrecord.com  Hickory Daily Record

Sunshine, Fresh Air, Painted Stones & Pet Memories - Greeneville Sun
Sunshine, Fresh Air, Painted Stones & Pet Memories  Greeneville Sun

Alachua County Pets: Jello, Henny, and Dino - WCJB
Alachua County Pets: Jello, Henny, and Dino  WCJB

How Losing a Pet Can Make You Stronger - The New York Times
How Losing a Pet Can Make You Stronger  The New York Times

City offering temporary pet boarding for residents in need - 13WHAM-TV
City offering temporary pet boarding for residents in need  13WHAM-TV

Global Pet Care E-commerce Market Report 2021 Featuring Amazon, Chewy, PETstock. BarkBox, PetSmart, Walmart, PetMed Express, Petco Animal Supplies, TABcom, Nestle, & PetFlow - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Yahoo Finance
Global Pet Care E-commerce Market Report 2021 Featuring Amazon, Chewy, PETstock. BarkBox, PetSmart, Walmart, PetMed Express, Petco Animal Supplies, TABcom, Nestle, & PetFlow - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Yahoo Finance

KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Brother - KCBD
KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Brother  KCBD

Pet Wearable Market Size & Share | North America, Europe, & APAC Industry Forecasts 2026 - GlobeNewswire
Pet Wearable Market Size & Share | North America, Europe, & APAC Industry Forecasts 2026  GlobeNewswire

NYS Senate passes bill banning pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits - RochesterFirst
NYS Senate passes bill banning pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits  RochesterFirst

Man allegedly killing pets has St. Louis neighborhood up in arms - CBS News
Man allegedly killing pets has St. Louis neighborhood up in arms  CBS News

Barking news: Political pets are relevant again - uscannenbergmedia.com
Barking news: Political pets are relevant again  uscannenbergmedia.com

10 Cute Mother's Day Gifts for Devoted Pet Parents - PEOPLE
10 Cute Mother's Day Gifts for Devoted Pet Parents  PEOPLE

Global Pet Market – Analysis By Type, Pet Type, By Distribution Channel, By Region, : Market Insights, Covid - GlobeNewswire
Global Pet Market – Analysis By Type, Pet Type, By Distribution Channel, By Region, : Market Insights, Covid  GlobeNewswire

Kankakee man saves his family, pets from house fire - Kankakee Daily Journal
Kankakee man saves his family, pets from house fire  Kankakee Daily Journal

Norton Fire Chief: Wise Co. home destroyed, pets killed in Tuesday night fire - WJHL-TV News Channel 11
Norton Fire Chief: Wise Co. home destroyed, pets killed in Tuesday night fire  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Mr. Handyman presents fifth annual "My 'Pet' Peeves" photo contest for National Pet Month - Franchising.com
Mr. Handyman presents fifth annual "My 'Pet' Peeves" photo contest for National Pet Month  Franchising.com

Animals stolen from Preuss Pets in Lansing - WLNS
Animals stolen from Preuss Pets in Lansing  WLNS

Lawmakers want billions in government spending on unusual pet projects, Fox News investigation finds - Fox News
Lawmakers want billions in government spending on unusual pet projects, Fox News investigation finds  Fox News

Dr. Bill Lewis on how to protect your pets from fleas and ticks - FOX43.com
Dr. Bill Lewis on how to protect your pets from fleas and ticks  FOX43.com

Hilton launches a dog menu for pets who helped their owners through the pandemic - CNN
Hilton launches a dog menu for pets who helped their owners through the pandemic  CNN

Fendi Releases Pet Travel Line – WWD - WWD
Fendi Releases Pet Travel Line – WWD  WWD

German 'dead fraudster' exposed by pet poodle in Majorca - BBC News
German 'dead fraudster' exposed by pet poodle in Majorca  BBC News

2-Legged Cat Uses Instagram to Promote Special Needs Pet Adoptions: 'He Can Teach People' - PEOPLE
2-Legged Cat Uses Instagram to Promote Special Needs Pet Adoptions: 'He Can Teach People'  PEOPLE

Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of May 2 - Summit Daily News
Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of May 2  Summit Daily News

The global pet oral care products market was valued at USD 1,564.1 million in 2020 and is projected to register a CAGR of 6.6 % during the forecast period (2021-2026 - Yahoo Finance
The global pet oral care products market was valued at USD 1,564.1 million in 2020 and is projected to register a CAGR of 6.6 % during the forecast period (2021-2026  Yahoo Finance

The time has come to start training the pets for your return to work - CNN
The time has come to start training the pets for your return to work  CNN

‘The Traveling Zoo’: Life on the Road, With Pets at Their Side - The New York Times
‘The Traveling Zoo’: Life on the Road, With Pets at Their Side  The New York Times

Federal Grant Applications Now Open: Funding to Support Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters - Yahoo Finance
Federal Grant Applications Now Open: Funding to Support Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters  Yahoo Finance

New program to help locate lost pets | Local News | fhtimes.com - Fountain Hills Times
New program to help locate lost pets | Local News | fhtimes.com  Fountain Hills Times

How to Keep Your Pet Safe From Bobcat Attacks - Local Profile
How to Keep Your Pet Safe From Bobcat Attacks  Local Profile

Pet ownership among higher-income households driving unprecedented pet spending - Pet Food Processing
Pet ownership among higher-income households driving unprecedented pet spending  Pet Food Processing

Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (5/5/21) - ABC15 Arizona
Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (5/5/21)  ABC15 Arizona

Pets of the Week for May 4, 2021 - WKRN News 2
Pets of the Week for May 4, 2021  WKRN News 2

U.S. pet adoptions still strong as cats, dogs melt stress - Reuters
U.S. pet adoptions still strong as cats, dogs melt stress  Reuters

Donate To Help Pet Food Pantry & Get Beer - LevittownNow.com
Donate To Help Pet Food Pantry & Get Beer  LevittownNow.com

Top Three Distributors in Independent Pet Collaborate to Accelerate Sustainability - Pet Business Magazine
Top Three Distributors in Independent Pet Collaborate to Accelerate Sustainability  Pet Business Magazine

Woman, pet safe after overnight fire in Granite City - KMOV.com
Woman, pet safe after overnight fire in Granite City  KMOV.com

Fire destroys mobile home in Winchester area of Roseburg, displaces adult and several pets - KPIC News
Fire destroys mobile home in Winchester area of Roseburg, displaces adult and several pets  KPIC News

5 arrested after Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, pets kidnapped: Police - ABC News
5 arrested after Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, pets kidnapped: Police  ABC News

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Yoda - All On Georgia
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Yoda  All On Georgia

Birmingham pet owner blames vet clinic for death of dog after boarding - Alabama's News Leader
Birmingham pet owner blames vet clinic for death of dog after boarding  Alabama's News Leader

Tampa Bay area pets looking for loving homes - Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay area pets looking for loving homes  Tampa Bay Times

Pets of the Week: April 29, 2021 - WSIL TV
Pets of the Week: April 29, 2021  WSIL TV

Central Garden & Pet Co (CENTA) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript - Motley Fool
Central Garden & Pet Co (CENTA) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript  Motley Fool

Family Pet Triggers Fiery Concord Gas Station Crash - CBS San Francisco
Family Pet Triggers Fiery Concord Gas Station Crash  CBS San Francisco

Sen. Blumenthal calls for 'crackdown' on pet scams following Hearst CT investigation - Westport News
Sen. Blumenthal calls for 'crackdown' on pet scams following Hearst CT investigation  Westport News

Arlington Pet of the Week: Rally - ARLnow
Arlington Pet of the Week: Rally  ARLnow

Are our pets fueling climate change and environmental hazards? - Vox
Are our pets fueling climate change and environmental hazards?  Vox

Ask 2: Can you drive with your pet on your lap? - KPRC Click2Houston
Ask 2: Can you drive with your pet on your lap?  KPRC Click2Houston

Texas A&M's Veterinary Emergency Team debuts new pet evacuation trailer - KXXV News Channel 25
Texas A&M's Veterinary Emergency Team debuts new pet evacuation trailer  KXXV News Channel 25

Tampa Bay area pets hope to share their love with you - Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay area pets hope to share their love with you  Tampa Bay Times

SARS-CoV-2 variant found in pets - American Veterinary Medical Association
SARS-CoV-2 variant found in pets  American Veterinary Medical Association

Shoo, flea! How to rid your pet of parasitic pests - Bristol Herald Courier
Shoo, flea! How to rid your pet of parasitic pests  Bristol Herald Courier

Humane Society president discusses the surge of pet ownership during the pandemic — and what animals can teach us - The Washington Post
Humane Society president discusses the surge of pet ownership during the pandemic — and what animals can teach us  The Washington Post

Over 40 Percent of Pet Parents Look at Their Cat or Dog as a 'Starter Child,' Survey Finds - PEOPLE
Over 40 Percent of Pet Parents Look at Their Cat or Dog as a 'Starter Child,' Survey Finds  PEOPLE

NAMI in Collier County introduces pet therapy for those in need of a furry hug - Wink News
NAMI in Collier County introduces pet therapy for those in need of a furry hug  Wink News

Your pets can catch coronavirus, but don't spread it - Spectrum News 1
Your pets can catch coronavirus, but don't spread it  Spectrum News 1

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day: 40 essentials for new pet owners - New York Post
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day: 40 essentials for new pet owners  New York Post

It's National Pet Week, Meet Allie and Brooks - KLAW101
It's National Pet Week, Meet Allie and Brooks  KLAW101

Vegas Council OK's 5-Year Ban on Pet Abusers Owning Animals - U.S. News & World Report
Vegas Council OK's 5-Year Ban on Pet Abusers Owning Animals  U.S. News & World Report

Pet Supplies Plus Supports National Pet ID Week Through Discounted Microchipping - PRNewswire
Pet Supplies Plus Supports National Pet ID Week Through Discounted Microchipping  PRNewswire

Certain pet food brands become hard to find amid COVID-19 pandemic - WMTV - NBC15
Certain pet food brands become hard to find amid COVID-19 pandemic  WMTV - NBC15

Austin Pets Alive! shines spotlight on ‘differently abled’ pups with mobility problems - KXAN.com
Austin Pets Alive! shines spotlight on ‘differently abled’ pups with mobility problems  KXAN.com

Pet Wise: Grooming pets provides health and safety benefits - Baltimore Sun
Pet Wise: Grooming pets provides health and safety benefits  Baltimore Sun

Petco Love Launches Game-Changing Centralized Solution To Help Reunite Lost Pets With Their Families - PRNewswire
Petco Love Launches Game-Changing Centralized Solution To Help Reunite Lost Pets With Their Families  PRNewswire

Drive up pet vaccine clinic - Odessa American
Drive up pet vaccine clinic  Odessa American

Pet Pals TV: 2021 Mutt Strut - WISHTV.com
Pet Pals TV: 2021 Mutt Strut  WISHTV.com

U.K. police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet Darius goes missing - NBC News
U.K. police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet Darius goes missing  NBC News

Photos: A look at presidential pets through the years - Journal Times
Photos: A look at presidential pets through the years  Journal Times

Pet Helpers: Mitzi - WDTV
Pet Helpers: Mitzi  WDTV

Pet Food Companies Look to the Future With Cell-Cultured Meat - Modern Farmer
Pet Food Companies Look to the Future With Cell-Cultured Meat  Modern Farmer

Pets of the Day from Best Friends Animal Society - FOX 5 Atlanta
Pets of the Day from Best Friends Animal Society  FOX 5 Atlanta

Small pets killed, three people displaced after house fire in Roanoke - WDBJ7
Small pets killed, three people displaced after house fire in Roanoke  WDBJ7

How to buy a pet without getting scammed - MarketWatch
How to buy a pet without getting scammed  MarketWatch

Barron’s Stock Pick: Pet Care Is Booming. Here’s a Stock to Play It. - Barron's
Barron’s Stock Pick: Pet Care Is Booming. Here’s a Stock to Play It.  Barron's

'Heartbroken': Owners say animals died in Fayetteville pet store fire - WRAL.com
'Heartbroken': Owners say animals died in Fayetteville pet store fire  WRAL.com

Pandemic surge, CBD growth help boost pet supplement category - Supermarket News
Pandemic surge, CBD growth help boost pet supplement category  Supermarket News

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