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post #586 of 609 (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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+1. I'd house several huge schools of microfish, and probably just a handful or pair of centerpiece fish. Looks more natural and gives a better sense of scale
You'd never seen them in any of the pictures on the web.

In person it'd be cool........

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Hi Tom,

Question for you, I couldn't succeed at keeping discus in a 270 gallon planted due to their need for copious amounts of food to stay nice and thick, how are these discus being fed? I imagine the regime would be
Client is careful.

We made several feeding dishes and I suggested the white sand front years ago, he finally got around to doing it. Feed well but frequently, that's one method. Keep the tank clean is the other.

So 2x a week water changes, say 75%.

These fish where raised in Bare bottom tanks then added after they where large well eating adults.

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still love this tank tom.

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I'd like to go down and see it myself sometime in the next few months.

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I'd like to go down and see it myself sometime in the next few months.
Take a picture of it, lol! It's killing me to read this thread and not be able to see it.
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Take a picture of it, lol! It's killing me to read this thread and not be able to see it.

yea no doubt

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update this Tom
pictures
or video is even better if it's allowed
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Tom, do you still look after this tank? Incredible work.

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post #594 of 609 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Owner does most of the work himself and has it down pretty good.

If he needs changes, he'll contact me, but that's been a couple of years now, so things are going good or a New Guinea Headhunter got him(I'm serious). Would not be the 1st close call he's had.

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Like good lordie. That is crazy!!! Wonder if those discus ever paired off. I bet they are huge by now.

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Like good lordie. That is crazy!!! Wonder if those discus ever paired off. I bet they are huge by now.
They bred dozens of times as did the angels and other species.

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Owner does most of the work himself and has it down pretty good.

If he needs changes, he'll contact me, but that's been a couple of years now, so things are going good or a New Guinea Headhunter got him(I'm serious). Would not be the 1st close call he's had.
Lol, this guy seems interesting!

Does he ever send you photos of the tank?

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This thread still live? The more I've searched through different examples, the more this is the look I wish to next work from for inspiration, and I finally have the room for it finished, so time to start filling that empty reserved corner with a nice tank.

How clean does the white forefront sand stay by the way in a tank like this, anyone? I was thinking of adding a powerhead or two on a timer which are angled towards the front of the tank and which would kick on for say 20 minutes twice a day and hopefully blow any detritus into the back? Would/could this work to keep it looking relatively pristine on a day-to-day basis?

What are the foreground plants peaking over the driftwood by the way, is that Staurogyne repens?
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Sand is siphoned out and replaced about once a month or so, the top layer anyway.

Those are small Pavifolius swords, not Repens.

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I'm going to raise this thread from the dead!

This is one of my all time favorite tanks, I remember reading that it got something like 10 PAR for 8 hours per day, then a burst of 50 for 3 hours. Did they stick with that lighting setup? Was that enough for the plants on the bottom long term?

And the most important question of all,.. do you have any new (or unshown) pics?

The pics from this thread are part of a slideshow which is the background on my computer and I just drool every time it comes up. When I have the space to do a 180 or larger again I plan to do something low light with CO2 to keep the maintenance at bay.

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