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120 gallon planted Discus tank project

Happy Easter everyone!!

Well I hope you all enjoy pics of my new obsession. I have an ongoing journal at http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...3&page=1&pp=10 for those who are members there.

Here is a little teaser... No Discus yet- just a brittle nose pleco who hitchhiked on a piece of wood that I put in the tank and a bunch of Malaysian trumpet snails.






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The discus are going to love that set up!
Your tank looks great
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i love the huge stump, your tank is amazing. How many discus are you going to put in they are what kind?
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WOW! well done on the tank
where on earth did you get that wood from it brilliant
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Looks great, tree stump looks very natural vibe to the tank.
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Very nice, Jeff!

Beautiful layout and can't wait to see more updated pictures (especially once you get those discus).

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that looks awsome I am so jealous!!! please keep the pics coming
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Were on earth did you get such an amazing stump! That is probrably the best driftwood I have ever seen. PLease, how much was it and were did you get it.
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Bastard ! And i mean that in the nicest way possible .. its only cuz im jealous

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Looks great, but I thought the stump top was going to go above the water line? That would have been way better, the flat top looks a bit strange as is. The other draw back is, now you only have 80 gallons to work with


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Wow cool I like that stump looks very natural.
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That stump is awsome. It would look better if the flat part was above the water. That way it seems like its an atcual tree instead of just a stump.
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Hi!

I was so fortunate to find this stump. I found it "hiking." Best part of the deal was that it was free!!

Yeah I wanted the top of the stump to hit the water line, but it just didn't work out that way because of the way I had to anchor it down and so I didn't fight it. No worries though I have some African Bolbitus that will be growing on the top of it.

Shalu, I realize that the stump does displace some of the water, but it is probably not as bad as you think since the stump is mostly hollow.

Well that plan it to go with about 4 maybe 5 5" wilds, but I will not put them in until the tank it 100% stable so it may be a while until I can post pics of those beauties in the tank, but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.

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I think it would be a shame to have the caves the stump provides go to waste. Have you consider adding a few dwarf cichlids to go along with the Discus?
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Yeah apistogrammas are good tankmates for discus, they require the same acidic, soft and warm water, many are also calm eaters
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