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.