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02-29-2012 04:03 AM
mikielh1984 Thanks JMR!
02-29-2012 12:23 AM
jmrmotorhead Man this tank looks awesome! I really love the driftwood and how the center is open. Looks fantastic I don't want to sound like I'm trying to advertise, but I have some l. Repens that would add a nice red/pink into the mix if your interested. Shoot me amok so we don't clutter your thread though.
Again awesome tank!
Matt
02-28-2012 11:52 PM
mikielh1984 I just bought a Hydor Koralia 750. Do you think that it will be to strong in a Discus Tank?
02-27-2012 05:18 PM
mikielh1984 Thanks! I think the last thing I want to buy is some Anubias nana for the big driftwood. I think it would look good.
02-27-2012 03:16 PM
Kathyy Definitely on the right track, looking good!
02-27-2012 11:36 AM
emkbass
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Looks much better.
+1
02-27-2012 04:30 AM
juiceworld Looks much better.
02-27-2012 03:55 AM
mikielh1984 I also just added some Crypt Parva to the bottom right. Hopefully it will carpet out nicely.

02-26-2012 12:05 AM
mikielh1984 Weekend Update.

I rearranged the plants in the tank, added some Giant Hygro and some Jungle Val, removed the bubble bar for now and added a black background. Still think we are on the right track!

Here is a photo of the progress.



Let me know your thoughts!
02-24-2012 09:08 AM
rroginela
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Originally Posted by mikielh1984 View Post
Thanks so much. It's definitely not as expensive as I originally thought. I guess it's just a matter taking the time to find the right pieces.
It really has been the key for me so far... Taking time to learn and read and ask questions... Don't get me wrong I have not yet "arrived " at tank nirvana by any means but as I learned it really has added to my enjoyment of my tanks... And I'm quickly finding there is alot of right ways to do things and even though sometimes it works for others it may not work for me and its all part of the fun of learning.
You have an awesome looking tank and a great eye for the scape so I'm looking forward to seeing how this grows.

One piece of solid hard earned advice I can give is with co2 management of changes is key. From the initial install to any adjustment easy does it and leave time to watch the inhabitants of the tank after changes to make sure all is well.

Good luck!

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02-23-2012 08:08 PM
mikielh1984 Thanks so much. It's definitely not as expensive as I originally thought. I guess it's just a matter taking the time to find the right pieces.
02-23-2012 06:56 AM
rroginela
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Thanks again Kathyy! I do enjoy my corys and plecos. I have thought about doing Co2 dosing but I feel like it gets pretty expensive. Am I mistaken?
Hi you can get a pretty decent set up for around $150-200 maybe even less if you are patient and thrifty. An Aquatek regulator solenoid needle valve combo will run you around $80 on Amazon i would suggest a in line reactor which you can build for around $30 and all that is left is a 5-10 lb tank and gas.

You can bypass the reactor and go straight in the Inlet of the canister and craigslist can often yield a tank for under $50 that can be filled for around $25 at praxair.

So is it expensive? Your call but you will need to fertilize at some point or decide to go lower light and let nature fertilize for you but everything will be slower growing look at my 75 gal journal and you can see the amount of growth I had with co2 a little less light than you and fertilizing the estimated index over just a few months.

But either way so far it looks great!

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02-23-2012 05:35 AM
mikielh1984 Updated tank minus bubble bar!

02-23-2012 02:34 AM
mikielh1984 Thanks again Kathyy! I do enjoy my corys and plecos. I have thought about doing Co2 dosing but I feel like it gets pretty expensive. Am I mistaken?

As for the plants I think most are thriving other than the algae issue. The Lace as I mentioned I will probably just move to my cooler Betta tank.

Also are there any other plants that are great warmer water/amazon based plants that would do well in my tank?
02-23-2012 12:44 AM
Kathyy Sounds like a nice clean up crew. I just don't think my clean plant leaves are only because I am finally doing a good job with CO2, fertilizers, filtration and all that stuff is all.

Now you have some plant names you can find out if they are good in warm tanks or not.

Most here say DIY CO2 isn't going to work in a big tank. You might want to lower the lighting to take full advantage of the CO2 you do get. Some will run a number of bottles and change one at a time too. Or you could raise the lights, put screen between the surface and the lights or even allow that lotus to grow a few floating leaves to shade the tank.
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