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shalu's 100 gallon tank-updated 04-17-2005*bandwidth warning*

I have 13 discus in my 100g planted tank. There are some odd bunches of bunch plants on the right side because I just bought some new plants, still growing them out



This is the only wild discus and only adult. He is The BOSS.


Pure snow flakes. This one is as white as it gets. The picture clearly shows that GE9325 tube produces pink light. Sorry about the spot algae, need to keep up with PO4 dosing :-)


My favorite, golden leopard snakeskin. It is starting to show some spots.


blue diamond


red spotted green. More stripes than spots :-). I don't like its shape, did not know how to pick a discus at that time.


Golden sunrise. My second biggest fish, its a pig.


red melon. Might be a runt because it eats normally but grows much slower than the rest.


turq. A $5 purchase when it was tiny.


OK, some of the other fish I have.
A few rummy nose. An impressionist photo


cardinals. brilliant color.


spawning blue rams.


bolivian ram pair


bolivian ram baby, as big as its parents.


angelfish. I only have one in the tank but it spawns regularly anyway


bosemanni rainbow


conglo tetra. its a male.


THE CULPRIT. This bristlenose pleco damaged my plexiglass tank surface. You can see my pictures seem out of focus somewhat, because the tank surface is blurred. You can see it is working hard here. Need to get rid of it soon if I can catch it.


Just to prove that I used to take clearer pictures of the tank. Here is the glosso lawn I USED TO have. The glosso became too unmanageable and I got rid of it. Now I want to try it again but limit it to smaller area.

Truvu 100g Flourite, wet/dry, AHSupply 302w PC, PinPoint controller
10gallon15w T6+15w T8
55gallon40w T6 ODNO4x, no CO2. Discus grow out.
10gallon Tonina tank, 2x15w T6 ODNO 4x
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I will do aquascapes after I collect all the plant species and grow them to perfection.

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Beautiful discus you have there. Really enjoy his colorful patterns. Most discus I run across I just think look odd, but he looks or she who knows, very nice!
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VERY beutifull discus indeed!
You seem to grow plants nicely too! The R. Macrandra in the back keeps its red colour.
Could you post a pic of the entire tank?

Congratulations again
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Beatiful discus you have there - great looking striations, nice round forehead, good symmetry and coloration. Is it a Tefe green?

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wow that discus looks awesome!!
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Beautiful Discus..that Angel is no slouch either!

I gotta hand it to you Discus people, you really have some beautiful fish!

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Post a pic of your whole tank!

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thanks for the kind words. ok, added more pics

Truvu 100g Flourite, wet/dry, AHSupply 302w PC, PinPoint controller
10gallon15w T6+15w T8
55gallon40w T6 ODNO4x, no CO2. Discus grow out.
10gallon Tonina tank, 2x15w T6 ODNO 4x
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I will do aquascapes after I collect all the plant species and grow them to perfection.
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wow very nice, love the discus! How many do you have in the tank and whats your water parms? and is your tank made of Plexi-glass?
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Yes - very nice tank - quite excellent in fact

The golden leopard snakeskin & golden sunrise discus have expectional shape and just look awesome in there. All in all, it's a very happy tank indeed .

Thanks for the pics - they made my day

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Nice rundown of the collection.

Some comments:
Awesome looking bosemani (that guys has some heft on him; one of the largest that I've seen) and congo tetra...any reason why there's only one of each?

Love the look of that blue diamond (very partial to them, since it was one of the first varieties that I kept).

Red spotted green: nice coloration and patterns. Too bad the shape is a bit off as you have stated. Same applies for the turquoise, although at $5, that's a steal.

Thanks for sharing; good to see what each one looks like in a planted tank (makes it easier to decide what to pick up).

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Thx for the compliments.

pufferfreak, yes, it is a plexiglass tank, so the pleco really did some damage. temp 83F, ph 6.6, kh=4, tds=290, CO2 with pinpoint controller. 3x60% per week water change(more than most people are willing to do, but hey, discus are messy ) to remove excessive NO3. Dose TMG/PlantexCMS+B/Iron10%/PO4/K.

Eric, I am a collector by nature, so I have a lot of species in the tank both in terms of plants and fish . I would love to have more bosemani and congo tetra but as it is, the tank is grossly overstocked with 13 discus and 80 other fish. Some of the fish suffered a bit(somewhat stunted now) while in Bare Bottom tank, I thought that was the best way to grow out discus. Well, bare bottom tank does not automatically solve all the problems. It has been more trouble free since I moved them to the planted tank.

Truvu 100g Flourite, wet/dry, AHSupply 302w PC, PinPoint controller
10gallon15w T6+15w T8
55gallon40w T6 ODNO4x, no CO2. Discus grow out.
10gallon Tonina tank, 2x15w T6 ODNO 4x
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I will do aquascapes after I collect all the plant species and grow them to perfection.
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Did you make the tank yourself? I bet it cost alot to make that tank since the plexiglass would have to be very thick right? Do you think its stronger then glass or Acrylic? thanks
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pufferfreak, I thought plexiglass=acrylic? Anyway, it is a off-the-shelf Truvu tank.

Truvu 100g Flourite, wet/dry, AHSupply 302w PC, PinPoint controller
10gallon15w T6+15w T8
55gallon40w T6 ODNO4x, no CO2. Discus grow out.
10gallon Tonina tank, 2x15w T6 ODNO 4x
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hmm idk. I just know theres Acrylic and Glass. I thought they were two differnt things but i'm most likely wrong. lol Sorry about that. I didnt know placos caused problems to acrylic tanks!
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