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Old 04-19-2007, 02:55 AM   #1
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My 125 Discus Tank


This shot was taken about 3 weeks ago. Gotta do a little more work, I'm not 100% satisfied yet.


Here's a couple of occupants.
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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Not a bad start but it needs some type of definition to the layout (lack there of). There is no balance. The water looks a bit murky, too.

Is this your first attempt at a planted tank?
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:11 PM   #3
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dobie, you're a little behind the times, take a look at the date of the post and the comment I made. That picture was taken back in March. Look at my sig for a more up to date pic. And no, this is not my first attempt at a planted tank. Besides, I don't do my planted tanks for anyone's pleasure but my own, so if there's no definition (by your standard) that's fine, I happen to like it.
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:16 PM   #4
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Nice tank... Congratulations...
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:43 PM   #5
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dobie, you're a little behind the times, take a look at the date of the post and the comment I made. That picture was taken back in March. Look at my sig for a more up to date pic. And no, this is not my first attempt at a planted tank. Besides, I don't do my planted tanks for anyone's pleasure but my own, so if there's no definition (by your standard) that's fine, I happen to like it.
hey now... your the one who's a little behind with updating your own thread...its not his fault
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:50 AM   #6
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Not a bad start but it needs some type of definition to the layout (lack there of). There is no balance. The water looks a bit murky, too.

Is this your first attempt at a planted tank?
A little too bold for your 3rd post dude.

It could have been phrased more "constructively" if your aim was to help out.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:05 AM   #7
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hey now... your the one who's a little behind with updating your own thread...its not his fault
sNApple, this wasn't meant to be a journal. I posted that picture back in April to show what I'd done and try to get some helpful hints. Nobody decided to offer any hints so I didn't add any updates since nobody seemed to care. But just in case you are interested here's an update.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:19 AM   #8
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It's amazing what a little time can do, nice work.
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:07 PM   #9
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A little too bold for your 3rd post dude.

It could have been phrased more "constructively" if your aim was to help out.
So the more posts the more you know???
Yes I was a bit crude but I have to translate all of my thoughts to english.
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:23 PM   #10
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Nice! I love the color! What kind of lighting are you using?
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:57 PM   #11
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Thanks Jessica. My lighting is 4x96w 6700K bulbs.
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:59 PM   #12
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Very nice looking tank ILuvMyGoldBarb

4x96w 6700K bulbs.....how do you manage to get the red plants to stay red, with that lighting? I run 1x96w 6700K and 1x10000K and my red plants dont look that red....and someone told me before adding the 10000K in place of the 6700K would help? Maybe I should go back to the 2x96w 6700K

Very nice looking discus tank! I only hope one day I will get mine under control

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Old 08-27-2007, 08:36 PM   #13
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Part of the formula for keeping them red is the addition of the proper nutrients and CO2. I keep my Iron at the right levels and all other nutrients balanced.
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It's very nice! What is your dosing strategy?
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:33 PM   #15
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I'm still working on it. I had started using the recommended amounts for EI dosing but found I had to change things with the presence of the Discus in my tank. I have to do the math so I can figure out how to keep my plants well supplied and still have the nitrates low. Since I started using dry ferts my Discus haven't been as active so I need to lower the amounts I'm using. Before I started using dry ferts I was keeping my nitrates at about 5-10ppm. That last picture was taken when I was using Seachem's Flourish line of products, however that's a rather expensive proposition when you are dealing with a 125gal tank. I'm going to figure out what will work to keep things well fertilized and also not stress my Discus, they've grown quite accustomed to having nitrates at a very low level.
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