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post #46 of 145 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 07:41 AM
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post #47 of 145 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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12 neon dwarf rainbows (m)
15 albino cory (m)
12 skunk cory (Lg)
40 rummynose (m)

tomorrow 70 cardinals (med-lg)
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I had some rainbows with angelfish a while a go...the rainbows are fast and eat a lot. I think you will have a hard time ensuring your discus get enough food and your rainbows don't get too much.

---but an exciting thread and build.

--maybe I missed it but who are you getting your discus from and what strains?

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i know about most rainbows not being a good tankmate for discus but this precox rainbow is the smallest and most peaceful one.
altho they are fast, their mouth is so small that it wont be stealing much from the discus.
i actually got them to clean up leftover food debris in the mid column before they fall to substrate.
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I had some rainbows with angelfish a while a go...the rainbows are fast and eat a lot. I think you will have a hard time ensuring your discus get enough food and your rainbows don't get too much.

---but an exciting thread and build.

--maybe I missed it but who are you getting your discus from and what strains?
getting my discus from Kenny's Discus. the best importer of Forrest discus from Malaysia.
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i would buy from him over and over again.

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post #52 of 145 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 09:24 AM
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If you plan to do flake try inland empire's beefheart flake. really good quality stuff

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Re: 265 gal plant tank build has begun.

Amazing looking setup! Great job on the tank my friend! It looks like the discus tank i dream of having someday!

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If you plan to do flake try inland empire's beefheart flake. really good quality stuff
yea i know about the inland empire beefheart flakes but was little too expensive for me. i did get California blackworm's blackworm/beefheart(23%) flakes for much less and heard good reviews.
got 2lb for $60.

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very nice set up
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Incredible setup so far. Looking forward to seeing this one develop. Would love to try a setup like this some day.
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plants grew up 20-30% in 3 weeks. is this fast growth or slow or med?
i do like this growth rate since i dont want to prune plants every week.
was considering adding more lights but maybe not. HC does need more light tho. its growing so slow and not so horizontally spreading.
i will do water change weekly due to discus coming in.
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In post #46 is that Java Fern? If so you don't want the rhizome covered for a extended period of time. Ignore that comment if they are not covered, so hard to tell from the pic.

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Yea java. Still has weights on. I can remove it. But then it will float. I have no space in main tank for it now.
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At least be sure the weights are loose and no rock wool (if that's what I see) is on the rhizome.

This is a pic of Mopane wood I started Java Fern on about 16mos ago.



I use SuperGlue Gel to hold the rhizome in place until the roots attach them selves to the wood.

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