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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Pretty new to this forum and to planted tanks. Here's my 125gallon. It's under transformation into a fully planted tank. I have some minutia quadrafolia and peacock moss on the way. Thanks for looking.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 05:31 AM
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 07:34 AM
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nice discus. im going the other way from fully planted tank to discus.
im waiting for discus to arrive in few weeks.

i was wondering how are u able to vacuum the substrates when u got plants planted?
or do u just remove water for WC without siphoning substrates?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Right now I vac all the open substrate with wc's and I move all the different driftwood to get under about once a month. It looks lush, but the majority of the substrate is actually still open for cleaning. Besides the discus I have a good clean up crew of loaches and cories. Since they are all adults I feed sparingly 2x a day. I change 40% water about once a week. This tank is over filtered with an off name canister rated for a 225 gallon, a AQ 70, a 40 gal sponge, and a uv rated for a 150 gal.
I've been tempted to let the wc go longer because when I test ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates are still non existent after as long as 10 days. But being it's a discus tank I really don't want to push my luck too much.
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