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My Discus Tank - re-scaped....

For those of you who have not been following the thread on ' DISCUS - 6 Cardinal Rules for newbies to follow' -.... I thought I would post this little album of pics of my newly re-scaped planted discus tank here also, for you to have a peek at:
I got a stump of Manza wood & added a lot of Anubias, and felt it looked reasonably good.....
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I like the look man and your fish are stunning, as always. Have you thought of putting more manzy in? I think it would look even better


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I like the look man and your fish are stunning, as always. Have you thought of putting more manzy in? I think it would look even better
I think you're right, Krib - I've been considering that. I just don't want to over-clutter it - but keep it relatively 'minimalist'.
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your discus look so peaceful. i'm hoping to get my hands on some soon.
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I want your discuss ..............hahaha, they look nice. Questions for you, I know a lot of people do water change a LOTTTT for discus. But I was wondering, if I have heavy planted tank, and should I still do a lot of water changes. Even though my water parameter perfectly fine?

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Beautiful tank and gorgeous fish.


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I want your discuss ..............hahaha, they look nice. Questions for you, I know a lot of people do water change a LOTTTT for discus. But I was wondering, if I have heavy planted tank, and should I still do a lot of water changes. Even though my water parameter perfectly fine?
Thank you all for the kind words.

Just FYI, green_valley, I do about 60% wcs 3 X week.

Even though the water params in a planted tank may be fine from an 'aquatic chemistry' point of view, the heavier planted a tank is, the more difficult it is to keep very clean of detritus, uneaten food, decomposing plant matter, fish waste, etc. - all of which over time can tend to produce undesirable conditions for the discus, which are demanding of a sqeaky clean environment, and fresh water.
Large, frequent WCS tend to negate those potentially stressing conditions.

I plant quite lightly, and ensure there is sufficient space in and around the plantings to readily, and effectively, get around with a substrate vacuum.
I spend quite a bit of time with each wc making sure the tank conditions are as clean as I can get them.
Hope this helps explain your query.
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beautiful tank, beautiful discus
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I think you're right, Krib - I've been considering that. I just don't want to over-clutter it - but keep it relatively 'minimalist'.
Well, i dont think a peice or even three could go wrong, I dont think it would cluttered even then.


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