75g Planted Discus Tank
I recently moved too far to keep my planted rainbow tank running. I decided it was best to find a new home for the fish I had, take down the tank and set it back up another time. Since I was starting from scratch, I decided it was finally time to try the planted discus tank I've been thinking about for a few years. In following the advice of many others, I decided to keep the plants simple this time, and make sure most of them are tied to rocks or wood, so I can easily move them around when cleaning.
The rest of my set up is basically the same. I'm using 3 AI Prime HD lights (set to low output, but I still enjoy the completely customizable lighting schedules they offer). I'm still using my co2 equipment and managing everyone with Apex.
The tank is home to 15 Cardinals and 6 Adult Discus. I've had more than a few stressful days in setting this up and adding the discus, but things are running smoothly now. I'd say the upkeep is more than the high tech Rainbow tank was, just on account of the messy feeding of the Discus and frequent water changes and cleaning to keep conditions as nice as possible for the fish. The focus has certainly shifted from plants to keeping the fish healthy. It is after all quite an investment!
Bump: I do miss the Rainbow tank!