Intrducing Me Tom Hamilton

Tom558

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I have had aquariums for about 33 years or so. Back about 25 or so yrs ago I was raising and breeding Discus. The hobby was not the same back then, everybody I talked to online said you can't raise and breed Discus in a planted tank. back then W/C were done twice a week, my house was set up so every drop that came out was replaced water with the same parameters and temp and I never had to open a tank lid. my Discus were in Planted tanks And i had a point to prove. So A DISCUS DEMEANOR was born to prove a point.
Sorry about that , now I have 2 tanks a 10gal for shrimp and my 36 Bow front which was my first attempt at a Dutch Style. Now that I started reading Here I don't call it that anymore now it is just the attempt with a lot of plants. The first 4 months were Hell NTS and everything I did just killed plants but I did have more Algae than I new what to do with and I grew it well. I learned from reading all the websites I could about lighting dosing and my favorite "my plants don't look like yours ,what am I doing wrong?" Wrong is not clear cut and so many things look so much alike that Lost was OK. so I started my guess and treat until plants don't die and algae stops growing faster than plants. When I found this place I wasn't good my tank was something I would take a picture of and post AND CLAIM as mine. Breeding Discus 25 years ago was easy compared to growing Plants and
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