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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:59 pm

ok so im turning my 40 breeder into a discus tank i plane on stocking it with around 6 discus around 15 neon tetras and if i can keep them alive ill get some more corys so my planes are these thanks to my good buddy Mitch im going to get peat pads for my filters to help soften the water a bit and ima have a amazon sword or 2 in there some anubis as many plants as i can to keep allege away i have drift wood in there now its just idk what plants i could do low light so norm help me out and chirs and any ideas on how many to stock or what not please drop in on this this is going to be my new pride and joy ima have to work hard to remember no salt and stuff this is a diff thing for me but i love challenges so any yall got any ideas pointers drop them on me
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Post by football mom on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:12 pm

D, none of my planted tanks have any special lighting or CO2 or anything, and the plants grow well.
I'm not sure of the exact names of some of them. I used Flourish, and Flourish Excel, and the subtrate tablets when I started them, but ran out and haven't used any lately, and most of the plants are doing well.j
I don't know the names of most of them, but i can try to look some of them up. BTW, Amazon Sword is not my favorite plant....

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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:14 pm

ok thanks J and yea i love them to
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Post by theswede on Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:42 am

Diskus is nice! I had a 70 gallon diskus tank as a room divider years ago. Are you planing a bigger tank for them later on because 40 gallon is to small for fully grown diskus?
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Post by cichlidman on Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:58 am

They are great fish..

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Re: ok so my discus tank in the works

Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:52 am

well didnt get them this time but i got some tetras and i forgot the name of it but some cool loach or pleco idr and i got a Brazilian sword anubis java fern and some moss the tetras are really washed out they will get better



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Post by bulldogg7 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:55 am

hill stream loach, cool fish

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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:58 am

yea wicked in person he is already eating the diatoms in the back of the tank and woops forgot the tank shot



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Post by poolmako on Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:46 am

cool kid, are you sure those are tetras? i dont know my tetras very well but those fish look like some rasboras my wife had some years ago and you might ask the plant folks here but i think your going to need more plants to starve out the algae so it doesnt cover the plants and kill them, keep up the good work boy.
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Post by Aura on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:45 am

It's looking good. I like the wood and the plants. Are you planning on putting a background on it? I think it would make it look really nice.
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Re: ok so my discus tank in the works

Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:13 pm

yea its those mitch sorry long night last night and bettey next thing on my list the lil loach guy went to town i put a mirrow on the side for them rosbaors so they can have the schooling feeling
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Post by addicted2cichlid on Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:16 pm

im glad everything made it back there alright d, thanks for coming out. and tell ur dad a million thank-you's: u lucked out for him to drive u all the way down here... good dad.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:11 pm

yea and dont worry about it is all my plants in good spots? and i am going to try and get 12 hours of light at least a day that good?
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Post by theswede on Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:09 am

The tank looks great . Hope to see some discus there soon.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:08 pm

yea im going to do it right this time and have a new shipmeant waiting for me lol
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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:02 pm

so this cork screw plant that idk what it is is doing good its got like 2 3 new leaves already Very Happy



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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:54 pm

found me a snail that came with the plants


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Post by Drake-tripod on Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:27 pm

here is a update for yall


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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:09 pm

im curious to what the brown looking roots are on my java fern any answers ?
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Post by Aura on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:35 pm

They are roots from the little baby plants.

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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:04 pm

thanks jeff and betty will they like fall off and grow new plants?
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Post by Aura on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:31 pm

Yes, they will. Smile
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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:43 pm

aww baller im doing some thing right wooottttt how does my riccta moss look?
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Post by Splash on Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:58 pm

Good job it looks great
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