Originally Posted by bastalker
What size is the tank? 75G? I dont think I missed the size during the reading. How bout some specs? co2, external reactor, UV?
Hey thanks guys for the compliments! You guys are to nice. You're right though; the fish really are a treat. I love watching them. We have been through a lot together since I made the change over to planted -hehe-. Discus are amazing. I am thinking I might try and find a home for my Mandarin Passion though. I just feel like since the other 2 have paired up It might do some good to lighten the fishload, make some space, and maybe find him a female to team up with somewhere else
Anyone have a female the need a mate for?
I have tried to create something decent with what I have got, but the Hairgrass is always greener on the other side
I love it some days and want to start over others. I dont think im alone feeling that am I -haha- A pentagon tank has been a real fun challenge to work with. I think my next tank is gonna have to be just a classic "Rectangle" though. You get to see more that way i feel.
Well let me get on to the specs.
The tank is 50gal. I dont think it could be easier to take care of honestly. I have a JEBO 110w on top as well as an 18w PC in the back of the tank to get some light back there....(its really hard to light a pentagon tank.
) I have a couple of sheets underneath the JEBO though to block out a little light in some places to create some shadow and to not BLAST the tank with light. As you can see I have a TON of Crypts in there, sag, Vals, and anubias for DAYS.
I dont have any Co2 hooked up. All I have had to do is dose Flourish and Flourish Excel... Thats it
Lowtec is TOTALY the way to go for me.
My SAE's and Ottos take care of ANY algae that gets in the tank other than the green stuff that seems to love anubias leaves. I have been so lucky to never deal with an algae outbreak...(SERIOUSLY knock on wood lol) The tank really just takes care of itself.
I do 2 water changes in the tank a week mostly to try and get rid of the film on the surface, but it comes back the next day. It does not seem to do anything other than drive me up the wall which is good
I think that covers what you asked. any other questions?? I would LOVE some suggestions. Thoughts on Manzanita rather than Malasian in the tank?
dang I just previewed the post.... sorry for rambling!