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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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210 gallon wild discus and angels

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I'm finally getting around to starting the 210 gallon tank I have had sitting around for about 4 months. The tank is 7'x2'x2' acrylic . I'll be running a sump on it and in the sump. I'll be using poret foam and Kaldness media. The tank will be low tech . Here are a few pictures of the tank and its new inhabitants. Enjoy

Here is the 210 .I'll be adding doors to the tank in the spring when I have time


Here are some of the wild angels that will be going in to the tank.


Here are some of the discus that will be joining the angels in the 210

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beautiful fish.

we have similar setups. i'm trying to snag some angels from aquabid to complete my stocking.

used poret as well based upon great reviews by others here.

looking forward to keeping up w/ your build.

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Wow .. your wild discus are beautiful.


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I love the 210g dimensions. I myself have one, except mine is glass. I am using mine as an emersed plant grow-out right now, but have dreams for it to be a hightech planted tank.


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Most would not mix angels with discus. As they are more aggressive consumers with food and discus are far more passive and slower. Simplydiscus is a great site for discus information and would attest to that.


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Most would not mix angels with discus. As they are more aggressive consumers with food and discus are far more passive and slower. Simplydiscus is a great site for discus information and would attest to that.
I have kept discus and angels together for the past 3 years and I have not had an issue when it come to feeding . I find the Angels help the discus when it comes to feeding time. They break up the food and the discus eat what they have broken up. But I have only kept wilds angels and discus together I have not tried keeping only domestics .


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Are the rainbows wild as well?
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Are the rainbows wild as well?
I don't think so . I got them from a friend. I have gotten rid of the rainbows .

Bump: It has been awhile since I have posted on this site. Life has been busy and I lost the passion for my hobbies for a while But it has slowly come back. I'll be posting a some pictures later on in the day. I had wanted to have this tank set up a year ago but things didn't work out. I finally got around to finish the stand to where it's decent and functional . The dimension of the tank are 84"x 24"x24" its acrylic . I'm running a 108 gallon sump for the filter. I'm using k1 media and poret foam. I'm want to do a black water set up for my Altums but I have not figured out how I want to do it. There will be no plants in the tank just sand and wood. I want with a dark blue back ground . I turned out a lot better than expected . The fish will be transfer over some time this week and I''l post more picture when it fully done.

Here are a few pictures of the tank

Here are more pictures . I have moved all the fish over that was fun..... The water is still very cloudy from the sand but It looks cool with the different colours. I'm hoping it will clear up soon.












Bump: So here is a full tank shot . It's still cloudy but It's getting better plus the stump is almost water logged .


I have had the large Altum for over a year now when I got it. It was the same size as the little one beside it.


2 males getting a little restless.


My blue face browns laid eggs again. They will be moved to their own tank in a few days


Bump: Here is an update of the tank. The water has cleared up and looking a lot better. I have a few little hiccups I need to fix in the new year.I have to redo some of the plumbing and redo my sump. Here are some pictures.

so here is what the tank looked like last week.


here is what it looks like now Most of the driftwood has sunk now.

Here are a few pictures with the new background..


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I understand where you are coming from,. I have CLL and back on chemo but I keep up with our hobby to keep me going. Life goes on. I love your tank especially the discus. They are the fish I' m building up to. I have a 125 and I also built my stand.
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Here are some of the wild angels that will be going in to the tank.


Here are some of the discus that will be joining the angels in the 210
Hey what kinda discus are those? They look beautiful, when I get my own house and can set up a larger tank id love to get some this color


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That is a beautiful group of fish you have. Looks fairly crowded; tell us about your water change regime.

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This is beautiful, please tell me you are doing huge daily water changes..

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Interesting mix with the rainbows but nice tank non the less
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Beautiful!

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