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Old 06-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #31
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I have discus (not wilds) bred, born and raised in 100% tap water with a ph of 7.8 and a tds of 300+/- and many others have the same.

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Old 06-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #32
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I have discus (not wilds) bred, born and raised in 100% tap water with a ph of 7.8 and a tds of 300+/- and many others have the same.

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Your hatch rate must have been minuscule. Discus will live and spawn in whatever water you put them in, the eggs often times don't hatch with hard water.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #33
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Sweet project, subscribed!
What are you doing for lighting??
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #34
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Well thanks for the info about the discus! I'll look back into finding a couple raised in hard water.

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What are you doing for lighting??
T5HO for now. Not enough money in the budget for fancier lighting.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:22 AM   #35
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Your hatch rate must have been minuscule. Discus will live and spawn in whatever water you put them in, the eggs often times don't hatch with hard water.
80-90%

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Old 06-08-2012, 05:34 AM   #36
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awesome project, giving you a taste of what it's like to design tanks for a living...lucky.
subscribed, can't wait to see what comes of this behemoth!
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:57 AM   #37
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We'll play around with it moving it off centered vs centered to see what works best. We were thinking because its visible on 3 sides, and its at a corner wall centered might be best. And I don't mean visible on 3 sides like most tanks where you have to lean over to see the side panels. This is 3 sides that you will always walk past.

What do you mean by seal the inlets? I can put a piece of PVC in the inlet so it reaches the bottom of the filter sock so it doesn't splash around. That seems like it would help take some noise out of the sump too.
I think what Tom meant was form more of a peninsula than a long island that is set in the middle of the tank.

This is sure gonna be an exciting build!
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:03 AM   #38
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Good lord, am I subscribed.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:24 PM   #39
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There are always africans some nice planted african tanks on here.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:45 AM   #40
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PLUMBING IS DONE! Ain't it so clean and purty?




Gotta water test this thing. No one knows if its water tight.


We ended up letting the tank drains empty to the sump.


And the sump drains to the floor drain.


My work platform...


I still can't reach the bottom of the tank even though I'm 4' off the floor.


And a preview...


The driftwood wouldn't stay down, so I have to get more rocks to weigh it down. Started to mess up the rockwork and sand too. So I need to clean that stuff up before you get to see the final hardscape.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:56 AM   #41
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Looks awesome man. That is some super clean plumbing... I wish I could pull off plumbing that clean. Give me some EMT and I'll make art, but my plumbing looks like poop. I'd strongly consider something simple like narrow leaf java, bolbitis and anubias or something. Don't need any decent soil, just sand and it would be easy as heck to prune one every blue moon. Plus you would have enough trimmings to make a couple hundred a handful of times a year.

That hardscape looks really nice, super natural and has a jungle feel to it, even with nothing else. Don't stress over the wood, I have a big batch from Tom too, and it sunk is 4-5 days. It was kinda funny; one day it was all floating, the next it was sitting on the bottom.

Have you decided what you're doing for fish? It doesn't seem too exciting, but I would like to see something simple, like a nice little school of harlequins or something. Maybe some other unusual little tetra. If you keep the school small enough, say 30-40 tetras, they would probably stay together pretty well and move around the tank as a group, leaving some areas empty. Almost like you'd have to look for a second to see where they are (rather than everywhere) and you could follow them as they move around the tank.
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Looks awesome man. I'd strongly consider something simple like narrow leaf java, bolbitis and anubias or something. Don't need any decent soil, just sand and it would be easy as heck to prune one every blue moon. Plus you would have enough trimmings to make a couple hundred a handful of times a year.
Thanks! NLJF and anubias for sure. I need to get the hardscape settled first for the boss to give me the and proceed with more.
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Nice! Good call. I edited my post above in ninja'ed you, hehe.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:24 AM   #44
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Stocking...

Most likely:
5 Neon Blue or Royal Red Discus
30 Penguin Tetras
30 Black Phantom or Silver Tip Tetras

If I can't get discus, I'll try for 5 veil tailed angelfish.

I'm trying to get schooling fish that won't be eaten.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:57 AM   #45
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Very nice Very NIce. I love big tanks. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh babyy..................
I can't wait for more updates.
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