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Old 12-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Politikz's 7ft 210g Planted Discus Tank - [ Updated 1-25-13- Pics Pg. 3]


210g Custom Oceanic - 7x2x2

40+ gallon wet/dry sump

Lighting is : 2 - 250w Metal halide - 36" off substrate - 7 hrs a day
2 - 175w Metal halide - 25" off substrate - 10 hrs a day

- Miracle Grow Organic Potting Mix
- Ancient Alaskan Forest Hummus
- Actino-Iron
- Osmocote plus
- Indonesian Bat Guano
- Capped with Fine Natural Gravel


_PLANT LIST_

Echinodorus Amazonicus
echinodorus tennellus
Hygrophila corymbosa
hygrophila angustifolia
anubias barteri
anubias barteri sp. nana
rotala colorata
bacopa caroliniana
vallisneria sp. Italian
hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
blyxa aubertii
cryptocoryne wendtii sunset
cryptocoryne wendtii green
heudelotii bolbitis
cryptocoryne wendtii bronze
cryptocoryne lutea
cryptocoryne undulata
ludwigia repens
ludwigia repens sp rubin
aponogeton crispus
native moss - unidentified by me currently.
aponogeton ulvaceus
bacopa australis
pennywort
frogbit
microsorum pteropus sp. narrow
bolboitus heteroclita



_STOCK LIST_

14 - discus - various sizes, and color styles
12 - asst angels
2 - Aequidens Cerviceps
2 - pristillas
5 - neon tetras
5- white fin rosies
17 - otos
4 - red eye tetras
1 - metallica halfbeak
7 - corydoras julii
1 - corydora paleatus
2 - albino cories
1 - albino busynose pleco
1 - l018 wild caught gold nugget pleco
1 - L46 zebra pleco
6 clown loaches
5 - bumblebee cats





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Old 12-14-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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Any comments, or questions feel free.

I will post pics, and progress throughout the weekend.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:19 AM   #3
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Made alot of progress this weekend. Sore from it all.
Planning to finish setup tomorrow after finals are done!!


Here's all the oldtanks waiting to sell. 120g, 90g, 65g, 10g.


Fishroom view currently from the doorway.


125g holding everyone heading to the 210g. Can't wait to plant this one too!!


210g- Testing some hardscape while I wait for the guys to help me move her onto the stand.



75g - highlight growout for the 125g Iwagumi Project - looking small next to the 210g.


HC, HM, Rotala Sp. Mini Butterfly, Riccia Fluitans


S. Repens & S. Repens sp. Low Grow, L. Repens sp. Rubin


Blyxa Japonica, Glosso, Ranalisma Rostrata, L. Peruensis, H. Pennatifida, C. Balansae, R. Mexican Goias
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:02 AM   #4
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The driftwood layout above is perfect... Literally perfect.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:25 AM   #5
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I agree the wood fits very well. Looks like this is going to turn out well my friend. Keep the pics rollin'
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:15 AM   #6
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Time to let the dust settle and see how things clear up tomorrow.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:21 AM   #7
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lookin good! quite the fish room you have there
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:59 PM   #8
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So jelous, What's the plant on the left on the first towel? And does the Osmocote Flower and garden work for you well? I've only herd people using Osmocote plus.
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Those two pieces of wood really compliment each other the way you have them laid out.

Looking good! That 210G is huge! I think the discus will like to call this home.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #10
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This is going to be pretty cool. I am anxious to see your iwagumi layout.

Not too sure I'd be in a rush to sell the 120 and the 90; those are nice tank sizes too!
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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Picking up and mounting the MH Lighting this week still.
Dialing in the sump, and hopefully the co2 reactor as well today.
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So jelous, What's the plant on the left on the first towel? And does the Osmocote Flower and garden work for you well?
I've only herd people using Osmocote plus.
First group of plants laid out is a dozen or so Echinodorus Amazonicus. I will slap the full plant list on this post.
I have had great results with the osmocote. One difference I am aware of is the Plus contains trace amounts of copper.
I got this bottle free second hand and hence decided to use it.
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This is going to be pretty cool. I am anxious to see your iwagumi layout.

Not too sure I'd be in a rush to sell the 120 and the 90; those are nice tank sizes too!
I would love to keep all my tanks, but since going back to college full time it is too much to ask of myself.
Also, the funds gained are going to funds more lighting for my 125g. I still have to pickup my 2ft rack.
For anyone who isn't familiar with the concepts. Here is a link regarding humic acid, and humates. One of the benefits of my soil blend.
http://www.hoodridge.com/media/humates%20and%20humic%20acids.pdf

Plant List -
Echinodorus Amazonicus
Echinodorus Ozelot
Hygrophila corymbosa
hygrophila angustifolia
hygrophila Odora
hygrophila difformis
hygrophilia pinnatifida
anubias barteri
anubias barteri sp. nana
rotala colorata
rotala bangladesh
rotala wallichii
heteranthera zosterifolia
echinodorus tennellus
vallisneria sp. Italian
glechoma hederacea
hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
cabomba caroliniana
cabomba pulcherrima
lymnophila aromatica
blyxa aubertii
cryptocoryne wendtii sunset
cryptocoryne wendtii green
heudelotii bolbitis
cryptocoryne wendtii bronze
cryptocoryne lutea
cryptocoryne undulata
ludwigia repens
ludwigia repens sp rubin
Pogostemon Stellatus
aponogeton crispus
native moss - unidentified by me currently.


-- TO ADD --
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Glosso
blyxa japonica
Cryptocoryne Balansae
rotala macrandra
hygrophila kompacta
aponogeton ulvaceus

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:05 AM   #12
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Already I am seeing some plantings that are too tightly grouped,
and a few places where new species could go. I still have to plant
the remaining Ludwigia, Macrandra, and pennatifida along with
placing some moss on the wood, etc.

Not super sure what to do about the background still.
I do not like the look as is with the white wall. I have some panda film
left from another project, and will try the flat black next.
My other consideration is a colored accent light on the white wall.
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Where did you get the ancient forest? What level of humates does it contain?
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The level of humates is not incredibly high. The technique is more about a slow and steady approach for general root health.
The break down into available nitrates, combined with the chelating properties, etc are all beneficiary together.
Actino-Iron is a biological fungicide and humic acid / Fe additive. It is more the primary source. I have read a few articles on hummus use.
One specifically on aquariums which I can not find the link to now of course.

We are lucky enough to have Midwest Hydroponics down the road from my house. They have a website, and ship.
I am sure they may have products in store that are not on the site.

The similar product I am planning to try out for the 125g tank is Roots Organic Marine Green.

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The school of discus has stopped pertending to be mad about the relocation.
So I had to take a few shots. Hopefully I will be able to pickup my MH lights tomorrow.
Planning to get the hardware and split the co2 tank to both tanks. Since I was not
previously running co2 on the planted discus tanks I am going to slowly increase the levels.




Figured I would introduce you to the 75g, If you haven't met yet.
48" 6 bulb HOT5 rack 8.5 hours - 18.5" off substrate
Pressurized co2 - bubble disc
Ehiem 2026 canister
familiar soil composition - coco, ancient forest hummus, actino-iron, indonesian guano, dolomite lime
Capped with eco-complete/activ-flora. Osmocote rootabs. E.I.
Here is a quick look at what the system is capable of, and a look at the grow-out for my iwagumi
attempt as it is tonight afterwords.
My dutch style 75g is the inspiration for the 210g tank and hopefully it will look so good in due time.




I sure do miss my old camera too..
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