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01-26-2014 10:01 PM
plantbrain Sand is siphoned out and replaced about once a month or so, the top layer anyway.

Those are small Pavifolius swords, not Repens.
01-26-2014 02:37 PM
Mxx 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?
09-26-2012 08:09 PM
Geniusdudekiran
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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?
09-26-2012 04:52 AM
plantbrain
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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.
09-26-2012 04:08 AM
PinkRasbora Like good lordie. That is crazy!!! Wonder if those discus ever paired off. I bet they are huge by now.
09-26-2012 03:21 AM
plantbrain 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.
09-25-2012 11:05 PM
Geniusdudekiran Tom, do you still look after this tank? Incredible work.
03-25-2012 01:41 AM
ikuzo update this Tom
pictures
or video is even better if it's allowed
03-16-2012 05:20 PM
nonconductive
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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
03-16-2012 05:19 PM
Daximus
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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.
03-16-2012 04:41 PM
plantbrain I'd like to go down and see it myself sometime in the next few months.
03-16-2012 12:04 PM
nonconductive still love this tank tom.
03-16-2012 05:11 AM
plantbrain
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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.
03-16-2012 05:08 AM
plantbrain
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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........
03-16-2012 01:42 AM
nornicle 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
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