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This looks lovel. You have selected some very nice plants. How long do you think you will be able to keep the discus in there?
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The June pics are sweet, really want to see the new hardscape.
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This looks lovel. You have selected some very nice plants. How long do you think you will be able to keep the discus in there?
I like the plants too. I try my hardest to keep collectoritis at bay.

The discus will be in there indefinitely or until I get my 120-p. You see these Discus were (what I like to call) rescued from a LFS where they are kept in half a##ed conditions and are practically on there last leg when I pick them up. Which is for practically nothing since the ppl who work there can at least tell when a fish is about to expire.

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The June pics are sweet, really want to see the new hardscape.
I am currently uploading them to photobucket. They will be posted in the next 15-21 minutes.
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Nice work rescuing that fish!
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Nice work rescuing that fish!
I feel that 4-5 discus can be kept in a ~40g tank as long as water changes are done diligently (I do 50% wc's weekly with RO) and they are fed properly. They will not get dinnerplate sized but they were already so stunted from how they were kept at the FS that wouldn't be possible in a bare bottomed tank with 4x WC daily andmultiple feedings anyway.

I have a soft spot for sick fish.
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Tank is looking great with the new scaping! How is everything going for you in good ole' Appalachia? I love that new rescue discus you have in there, I never saw one that cute before.

How is the tank doing in general?

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Tank is looking great with the new scaping! How is everything going for you in good ole' Appalachia? I love that new rescue discus you have in there, I never saw one that cute before.

How is the tank doing in general?
Everything is excellent. The water is a bit cloudy but that could be from OD'ing the Erythro in the form of a bacteria bloom.

I posted a couple of new pics of some algae that has popped up since I treated in the "can we get to the bottom" thread. Check them out.
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Got some fresh shots of this beautiful algae free tank with crystal clear water!!!

I just wanted to proclaim how happy I am that I finally figured out how to use the manual focus on my camera. It is an absolute necessity when taking close ups/macro shots in a tank. Also I know that there are a few similar angle shots but the first ones are with the filter pump/koralia/UVS on then I turned it off. I had never done this in the past and I see the wonderful benefit to it now.

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Beautiful!

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Beautiful!
Thanks but its not so beautiful anymore. After a series of co2 issues and going on a small trip I lost my Pantanal and the other plants took a big hit. Everything is on the mend now and I acquired some Pantanal (thanks Chris!) and am growing it out in my 60-p at work.

I also got a really nice Lagenandra meeboldii 'pink' from Chad320 as I am thinking that the pink undersides of this plant will accent the purple leaves of my E.Aflame very nicely. I trimmed all but two leaves and another that is in the process of growing in. The rhizome also split when I was cleaning it up so its planted as well and hopefully doesn't die and starts to grow.

Im also trying to think if another mid/background plant would look good on the right side along with the Pantanal whenever I can bring some home to put in this tank? Im open to suggestions.






















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Looks beautiful. Would love to switch out my 29 for a 37.

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How long do u plan on keeping your discus in that tank? Your fish look very stunted.
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I feel that 4-5 discus can be kept in a ~40g tank as long as water changes are done diligently (I do 50% wc's weekly with RO) and they are fed properly. They will not get dinnerplate sized but they were already so stunted from how they were kept at the FS that wouldn't be possible in a bare bottomed tank with 4x WC daily andmultiple feedings anyway.

I have a soft spot for sick fish.
I strongly disagree with that.
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