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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 07:22 PM
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My seven discus became one when I had some emergency remodeling for a bathroom leak. I couldn't do water changes as access to the tank was limited and all but one died.
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My seven discus became one when I had some emergency remodeling for a bathroom leak. I couldn't do water changes as access to the tank was limited and all but one died.
how long did you go without water changes? Was tank planted heavily? What kind of filtration?
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Will 1 48" finnex ray2 HO, provide medium light for a 75g?


most my plants will be low light, but i may have some medium light dwarf grass...
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how long did you go without water changes? Was tank planted heavily? What kind of filtration?
It was about 6 weeks, low light plants , I think my mistake was not cutting back on feeding them. Currently I do about a 25% waterchange a week. Plants and fish are happy...
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hi bro,
i think i have the same set up as yours.
only difference is our lighting fixture. i am using t5HO lights (1 is plant bulb and the other is 10000k bulb)

plants that survived after 16 months are the valis, dwarf sag, amazon sword, some crypts and java moss.
here's a pic of my tank


how big are your discus?

good luck on your tank!
This is one beautiful tank extrame. I think the lack of a focal point would keep it from winning any prizes, but I for one could stare at it all day long. I love the val background!

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hi bro,
i think i have the same set up as yours.
only difference is our lighting fixture. i am using t5HO lights (1 is plant bulb and the other is 10000k bulb)

plants that survived after 16 months are the valis, dwarf sag, amazon sword, some crypts and java moss.
here's a pic of my tank


how big are your discus?

good luck on your tank!
Sweet setup. What kind of Vals in the background?

temporary tanks for the time being...
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Agree, discus or not water change should be done.
Once per week or month. I do 80% weekly for the first 3 month.
After that I do 50% per 2 week.

Some guy do 10 water change in 6 yr using a sump/ refugium
Yet in a natural, dirted, planted tank the water parameters are golden for much longer than that. It comes down to fish load. I know a guy who is stocked so heavy that he does several water changes a week, another who goes maybe 5 months and his fish and tanks are gorgeous. Not discus mind you - discus are their own ball of wax.
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Very nice-looking tank, extrame - love the wall of Vals.
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