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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some photos of my tank and fish.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 03:07 PM
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Hi tommi, nice tank, love the discus and the aquascaping of it all! Its a very nice tank indeed,,,,on the second picture it kinda looks like the discus is outside the tank!!!!!! im so stupid!
What other fish you got in it?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 04:22 PM
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Beautiful tank! I am in the process of planning a planted discus tank and would like more information on your tank.

What size tank.
Water parameters.

I'd appreciate any information that you can supply. THANKS!!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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I started this tank in January 2002. The tank is a Juwel Rio 240L. I use a juwel filter and heater. I don't use a heater cable. Heat is 28C and pH is about 6.8 (I never measure Kh, Gh, NO3 ect). I make 15% wather changes a week. Lighting is 2x36 fluorecence and I use reflectors to increase the light. I use Tropica mastergrow and DIY CO2 (2x2L).

My fishes are:
8 cardinals
4 rummynose tetra
5 kuhli loaches
3 cory
1 pecolita pulcher
1 Golden sunset
1 Red pearl
2 young blue discus (don't know what strain)

I also have a pair of red turquoise discus in a breeding tank and 2 1/2 week old fries

You can see more pictures here=>
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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My plants are:
Anubias heterophylla
Alternanthera reineckii
Ceratopteris thalictroides
Cryptocoryne crispulata
Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri)
Rotala spec. green
Rotala spec. ''Nanjenshan'' (Mayaca sellowiana)
Rotala macrandra
Java fern
Java moss
Amazon svordplants
Cabomba caroliniana
Hygrophila polysperma
Hygrophila corymbosa ''Siamensis''
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-28-2003, 07:02 PM
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VERY nice! I've been wanting to introduce Discus to my 55g planted tank for quite some time but have just been far too intimidated by the maintenence regimen.

What do you do for maintenence? (Water changes, water purification, UV, etc.)

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