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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ada 90p Discus tank

Hello all!
This is my first tank journal and hopefully I can keep with it and document my tanks growth over the years.

Here is my current system:
Tank: Ada 90p
Light: finnex planted plus 24/7 36inch
Substrate: black diamond blasting sand
Co2: pressurized with yaetek regulator (cheap Amazon regulator)

Bit of a back story on the tank, I recently shut down a low tech 55 gallon that housed the livestock in the tank. That's why the discus moved from that tank to this one and I must say, they really enjoy pulling stem plants out of the substrate.

Huge shout out to @fablau for sending me an amazing plant package.

Current plant stocking is:
Acmella repens
Alternanthera Reineckii
Ambulia
Anubias (Nana, barteri)
Bacopa Colorata
Cabomba Furcata
Ceratophillum
Helanthium bolivianum ‘angustifolia’
Hygrophila
Corymbosa
Limnophila Aromatica
Mermaid Weed
Lobelia Cardinalis
Ludwigia Repens
Ludwigia Super Red
Microsword
Montecarlo
Pearlweed
Rotala Nenjasan
Rotala Rotundifolia
Star Grass
Staurogyne Repens
Crypt wenditi bronze
Java fern trident


Fish stocking is:

5 discus
6 corydora paleatus
6 kuhli loaches
1 pair kirbensis
Electric blue ram male
German blue ram female
2 rasbora het
1 betta splendens

I just planted and honestly didn't really have a plan so just freestyled it. I don't really like how it looks so recommendations are always welcome.
Also, how do y'all take such fantastic photos?

Thank you for stopping by and joining me in my planted tank journey

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Looks great!
How long have you had the discus? What size are they?
This is a 48 gallon? Will need to keep up on the water changes as bioload is on the high side for tank size.

The Cobalt- a heckel cross? This has very nice color and shape.
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180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer discus pair and wild Altum Angels
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30 g. low-tech Shrimp tank - wild-type neocaradina and Caridina cf. babaulti "Zebra"
9 gallon Shrimp tank- Caridina cantonensis ("Golden Bee's"). *Tank still at cycling stage.

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Thank you!
Discus are between 3-5 months I believe. Between 2.5-5 inches with the blue being the largest. I've had the blue cross for about 4 months and I believe it was a month old when I bought it.

I forgot to mention that I'm running a sump so total system volume is about 60 gallons. It's a 20 gallon sump but only half full. And yeah I do 50% water changes every Sunday and a 25% on Thursday.

I'm not actually sure what the blue discus is. It was sold to me as an Assorted discus


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Looks like a Heckel cross- which is desirable. This fish has great potential.
You are right in the opportune time of growth with your discus- 2.5-4 inch size. If you could put some extra water changes in and feed at least 3 high-protein feedings daily you will bring out the best in them.

Looks like the varieties you have are a Checkerboard melon, a Red-cover, Blue Turquoise, Cobalt heckel/cross and ? ( not sure, cant see it.)
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60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer discus pair and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech - Breeding tank
30 g. low-tech Shrimp tank - wild-type neocaradina and Caridina cf. babaulti "Zebra"
9 gallon Shrimp tank- Caridina cantonensis ("Golden Bee's"). *Tank still at cycling stage.

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Last one is most likely a blue diamond or another blue turquoise. Hopefully I can get a breeding pair out of these down the road just for the experience. And yeah I'm feeding nls and Cobalt at least five times a day with blood worms and beef heart every 3ish days.

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Last one is most likely a blue diamond or another blue turquoise. Hopefully I can get a breeding pair out of these down the road just for the experience. And yeah I'm feeding nls and Cobalt at least five times a day with blood worms and beef heart every 3ish days.

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Have you ever tried freeze-dried blackworms? An excellent protein source. Really clean in feeding as well.



NLS is a great food as well.

180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer discus pair and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech - Breeding tank
30 g. low-tech Shrimp tank - wild-type neocaradina and Caridina cf. babaulti "Zebra"
9 gallon Shrimp tank- Caridina cantonensis ("Golden Bee's"). *Tank still at cycling stage.

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Have you ever tried freeze-dried blackworms? An excellent protein source. Really clean in feeding as well.



NLS is a great food as well.
Huh I read so much conflicting literature about blackworms that I just decided to avoid it altogether. Was I wrong in doing so? Cleaner food is always a plus

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Huh I read so much conflicting literature about blackworms that I just decided to avoid it altogether. Was I wrong in doing so? Cleaner food is always a plus

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The controversy, as far as I know, is for live feeding of blackworms. These are many times not properly prepared ("cleaned out') as a food source for fish before being sold.

I have been feeding the freeze-dried for my discus, Altum angels, and various wild fish for about 7 years now. I also buy from one highly reputable source. Here is a link:


https://www.aquaticfoods.com/BlackwormFarmM.html

Also: Read this page on the safety of product:
https://www.aquaticfoods.com/LiveBlackwormsM.html
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180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
60 g. low tech w/ F1 Alenquer discus pair and wild Altum Angels
30 g. low tech - Breeding tank
30 g. low-tech Shrimp tank - wild-type neocaradina and Caridina cf. babaulti "Zebra"
9 gallon Shrimp tank- Caridina cantonensis ("Golden Bee's"). *Tank still at cycling stage.

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I picked up these phenomenal pieces of wood that is really making me want to rescape the entire tank.

The bonsai is about 8 inches tall and that is for sure going in the tank. Not sure what moss I would use for it or even if I should cover it.

The larger driftwood is a massive specimen. It's about 16 inches at its widest and about 2.5 ft long end to end. If I put it in the tank it would basically be the focal point. I might chop it up a bit to allow it to fit more proportionally in the tank but I'm really hesitant to hack it up. It's such a nice piece.


Any suggestions? If I add these in it'll be a major rescape and the current wood inside the tank will be replaced with these two pieces

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I can't imagine both of those pieces in there. Doesn't seem there would be a lot of room left over for the fish. From an aquascaping standpoint the bonsai and the other piece of driftwood are completely different and might not look good together. But it's your tank that's just the way I see it from the pics.


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Yeah that was also a concern of mine. I think what I'll do before I tear apart the tank is tape of an area dimensioned to tank size and put a black background behind it. And then just place the wood and see if it works.

As it stands, I do think the wood is too big hence a possibility of chopping it up a bit

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How do you like you're Yaetek regulator? I have it in my cart on Amazon.
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