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125 Planted Discus Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by LemonDiscus, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Re: 125 Planted Disucs Tank

    looks great!!
     
  2. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    I agree 100%! You and I think alike... :)

    I still have to figure out how to design it so it does not look as bare... like I said I might go back to my original hardscape from when I started this thread... Keep the Driftwood as the "Centerpiece" and move the plants around the outside closer to the glass with maybe a sword or 2 near the middle... I might mess with this some tonight... the ideas are flowing... :)
     
  3. w00t_w00t

    w00t_w00t New Member

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    .... I... am going to find out some way... to steal your tank in the midst of night!!! Like a bandit. All sly like.

    It looks really good.
     
  4. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Good luck moving a tank that weighs over 1 ton! :)

    Thanks! ;)
     
  5. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Well... I re-hardscaped a bit.... I made that large piece of driftwood a centerpiece again.... I left my camera at work so a photo will have to wait til I bring it back home.... I actually went with a new design... most of the plants are in the same spot though... I moved a few just a little bit and a few swords across the tank... most of the driftwood got moved though but 1 piece.... (the one that looks like a "Y" on the left of the tank) That is the ONLY piece that I did not move...

    I will post pictures in the next few days of it now...
     
  6. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Ok... so I remembered to bring home my camera... not my cardreader though...

    Sorry for the poor photo quality... I broke down and used my Blackberry to take the picture... it could be worse though.... It at least gives everyone the idea of how I re-scaped the tank
    125-July-new.jpg
     
  7. Anthony

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    I like that arrangement a lot better. It doesn't seem as empty now.
     
  8. MOD_Dawn

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    Lookin better (i still see a open spot though) lol.
     
  9. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    That is what I was going for... lol... remember I TOOK OUT plants! Lol....
     
  10. MOD_Dawn

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    I remember, lol.
    But still need 1 more. Lol!
    (Put 1 back)
     
  11. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    looks great ;)
     
  12. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    BTW here is my current stock from what I can see... (those peroxide treatments KNOCKED DOWN most of my fish population)

    4 Wild Heckel Discus
    1 Mayan Jade Domestic Discus
    1 Brown Domestic Discus
    4 Oto Cats
    4 Cory Cats
    4 Cardinal Tetras
    A snail population I never asked for... :)

    Several Amazon Swords (reproduced a few times over)
    Several Chain Swords (bought 5 and now have about 20)
    A few Microswords (bought a large portion now only have a few)
    Purple Cobamba (bought about 5 no have about 20)
    Green Cobamba (bought 6 have about 6 after over a year)
    Stargrass (bought 5 stems got about 500 and now back to about 5 stems again)
    Red Wendtii 1 plant
    Java Fern (5 plants)
     
  13. Anonymous

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    Re: 125 Planted Disucs Tank

    your tank is awesome. is your poor discus ok? i put my fish in a cup when trasporting them. just to help them stay calm.
     
  14. ira

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    Nice tank
     
  15. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Yeah they are fine... no problem with them... the problem was with the tetras... but that was a long while ago I had those issues. I have not dosed the tank with anything in months. I have lost some Discus though but due to other reasons.
     
  16. angelLuver

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    Re: 125 Planted Disucs Tank

    what are the plants in the lefthand side?
     
  17. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    On the left half of the tank here is what is there...

    Back left corner - Purple Cabomba
    Just right of that - a few stems of Stargrass
    Front Left - Amazon Swords
    Front right near tip of Y driftwood - Red Wendtii
    Mid portion of Left Side - More Swords with a few short stems of stargrass staggered throughout

    The entire tank only has a few variety of plants because of the temp and PH settings I keep. Not much will live. That is one of the flaws to a planted discus tank is compatibility with plants and fish because of the water parameters.

    I REALLY do need to get a higher quality picture of the tank... still cannot find my CF Card Reader... looks like I will be buying another one VERY soon!
     
  18. DanBruv

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    whats the plant in the far left going up to the top?
     
  19. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Cabomba (its a large cluster of it)
     
  20. California Cowgirl

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    Re: 125 Planted Disucs Tank

    i like it :D