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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Low-Tech 80g Planted Discus Tank

Thought I would share a quick update of my low tech 80g planted discus tank. Here are my specs:

No Ferts, No Co2, No Dosing
Substrate: Play sand
Filter: Eheim 2217
Light: Sat+

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 04:41 PM
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Looks great! Beautiful discus too!
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Looks great! Beautiful discus too!
Thanks so much. They need to grow out a bit more but they are getting there.

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Looks like they'll have no problems in that tank what do you feed them?
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 06:36 PM
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very nice. I have always used playsand as well, but have also used root tabs, how do you get away with such nice looking plants and no ferts?
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that driftwood is off the charts SIC
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Wow - that is a beautiful tank.
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very nice. I have always used playsand as well, but have also used root tabs, how do you get away with such nice looking plants and no ferts?
Haha good question. I light the tank for about 8 hours a day with a couple of hours of low light in the morning and at night.

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Looks like they'll have no problems in that tank what do you feed them?
I feed them a mix of beef heart flakes and freeze dried blackworms. Occasionally some other foods but thats the majority of their diet.

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that driftwood is off the charts SIC
Thanks! I got it from manzanita-driftwood.com.

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Wow - that is a beautiful tank.
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Very nice!!

How long has this tank been setup?

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Very nice!!

How long has this tank been setup?

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It has been setup for a few years now but I let it go for a long time and started focusing on it again about 6 months ago.

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I would have to say one of the most beautiful tanks I've seen, awesome job.

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Very nice!
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Bro that tank is nuts!!! Simply beautiful
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Awesome tank.
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Thanks everyone it's been a work in progress.

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