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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2006, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Alight's 55 gallon tank

55 gallons
84 F
DIY CO2
6GH
6.5 pH
(RO plus tap)
HOB filtration plus sponge filters
substrate, coarse gravel

Lighting:
AH Supply 2X55 watt bright kit
1 4 foot ShopLight (brand name) 2X37 watt T-8 electronic ballast light painted flat black


fertilizers:
Fluorish plant tabs
Fluorish
Fluorish excel
" " iron


6 Discus (1 Red Melon, 1 Red Turquoise, 1 Blue Diamond, 2 Pigeon Blood, 1 Black-Blue --the other Red Melon and Blue Diamond are in the breeding tank, presently)
2 otos, 2 SAEs, 1 Bristle Nose, 4 angelicus loaches, 15 Cardinal Tetras

Plants:-
Amazon Sword
Hyrgophylla Corymbosous (sp?)
H. Difformis
H. Polysperma
java ferns
Aponogentens (unknown varieties)
crypticornes (Wendti)
cabomba
Rotala Magenta
Red Temple

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Looks nice, I wouldn't mind seeing a better picture though. This one looks like it has been overexposed.

Discus are always nice to see as well.

I got your PM a while ago. Sporting a nasty cold right now though and feeling miserable so I went to bed after reading it. If you want some macranda, it is yours. I was hoping to maybe try rotala magenta though since it seems like you got a bit.

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http://www.simplydiscus.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=47654

The thread above has more pictures of the tank. My camera alwasy overexposes the no flash pictures. Can't get it to stop. There is no way to adjust the exposure setting, other than "fast" or normal.

The only pictures that aren't overexposed are the flash pictures, but the are even worse, as you all probably know. Some are in the thread above.



A view from the side, pointing out some Discus eggs, and the reason the Amazon Sword is so beat up. They have layed eggs on this leaf three times, now.

I was trying to get pictures to show up on the message, and gave up last night. I guess you have to have a jpg photo stored on a web site somewhere (not here). I noticed that many were using photobucket to to this.

Jimmy, I'll PM you about the macranda. I do have some magenta that is doing quite well, now. When it first came, it was mostly frozen, and pretty wimpy to start with. It has taken some time to come on in my tank as a result. In my tank, it has developed really nice, fluffy leaves. It's interesting that I can read the iron in the tank with the plant. When I first change the water and add iron, it gets really dark red, and begins to get more and more green when I don't dose with more iron. I'm gradually figuring out just the right level, as I don't want to iron poison my fish by overdoing it.

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I can't see the pictures because I'm not a member of simplydiscuss


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Same here, why don't you just post them here?

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