125 G planted discus tank - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Avon, connecticut
Posts: 68
125 G planted discus tank

Hello everyone! I have been around this forum in past few months and I should say how great it was to find it. I think it is time that I post some pictures of my tank and seek the expert advice of great members of this forum. First I will post pictures of my tank progress in past 6 months and then I go through techniqual details if someone interested.
Mehran
11/15/2008 tank is almost 3 weeks old.



2 week later.

...


mehran is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Avon, connecticut
Posts: 68
Introducing Discus.
2/4/2009

....

....

and more growth.




mehran is offline  
post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 04:37 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: boston/randolph MA
Posts: 96
the tank looks great! how are the discus doing in there? can you give us a list of your equipments and etc.
itstony is offline  
 
post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Avon, connecticut
Posts: 68
More discus.

...

New light fixture and rescaping.
2/14/2009




Thoese lovely tonias never survived in my tank



...
mehran is offline  
post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Avon, connecticut
Posts: 68
2/26/2009
Adding 3 more discus to the tank and changing new T5 fixture bulbs.





....
mehran is offline  
post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Avon, connecticut
Posts: 68
3/31/2009
coming back from two week vacation. All the micro and macro dosing were on automated system.

....

....

....

....

And after some trimming.

....

....

....

....

....
mehran is offline  
post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:36 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
organic sideburns's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 717
Send a message via AIM to organic sideburns
i love the new rescape the best! that wood looks awesome in there. amazing discus as well. when u got the new light fixture, did it has a 50/50 bulb cuz the light seemed blue. the plants and fish really POP out at u with that blue lighting.

My 20 gallon long journal:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
organic sideburns is offline  
post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:40 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
wkndracer's Avatar
 
PTrader: (68/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Citrus County,Florida
Posts: 6,186
Very, very nice tank. Thanks for sharing.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If at first you don't succeed,,, keep kicking it
RubberSideDownOnTheLanding,
2-75g planted, 3-55g planted, 110g w/30g sump, 2018 update returning to sanity (Nutz)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
wkndracer is offline  
post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 08:03 PM
Algae Grower
 
ath3ist's Avatar
 
PTrader: (33/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Winnetka, CA
Posts: 126
at what temperature are you keeping the tank? My planted discus tank worked for a few months and then the plants started withering away due to the high temps of the tank. I kept mine at around 84*F and the plants couldn't handle for too long. Now I am only keeping the discus in a barebottom tank, so much easier to clean and feed them.
ath3ist is offline  
post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 08:10 PM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 279
Your tank is great and getting better each iteration, very nice.
Ashok is offline  
post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 08:21 PM
Planted Member
 
DataLifePlus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wahiawa, Hawaii
Posts: 205
Wow! Amazing tank. Love the discus.

What's the fish stock list? I'd also be interested in hearing the technical aspects of the tank... filters, lights, co2, substrate?
DataLifePlus is offline  
post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 08:27 PM
Planted Member
 
skratikans's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Clemson,SC
Posts: 181
wow, nice tank and super amazing discus..where did you get them? They look so healthy
Where you able to get any fry off of that spawning?
skratikans is offline  
post #13 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Avon, connecticut
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by itstony View Post
the tank looks great! how are the discus doing in there? can you give us a list of your equipments and etc.
Hi itstony
Thx for the nice comment.
Here are some info about this tank.
Plant:
1. Blyxa japonica
2. Crinum calamistratum

3. Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'

4. Glossostigma elatinoides (Glosso)
5. Hemianthus micranthemoides (Pearl
6. Grass)
7. Heteranthera zosterifolia
8. (Stargrass)

9. Hygrophila corymbosa 'Compact'

10. Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

11. Limnophila aromatica

12. Ludwigia arcuata
13. Ludwigia glandulosa
14. Nesaea sp. 'Red'
15. Pogostemon stellatus 'Broad'
16. Pogostemon stellatus 'Narrow'


17. Rotala macrandra

18. Rotala sp. 'Nanjenshan'

19. Rotala rotundifolia

20. Ludwigia inclinata var.verticillata 'Cuba'
21. Rotala sp. 'Pearl'
22. Rotala nanjenshan
23. Pogostemon erectum (formerly Rotala verticillaris)
24. Polygonum Ruby.
25. Eriocaulon sp. Australia type II
26. mini pellia
27. Eriocaulon Goias
28. Christmas, weeping and flame moss
29. fissidens

Fish and Invertz:
1. Olive Nerite Snail
2. Zebra Snail
3. Neritina sp. Spotted Red Snail

4. Siamese Algae Eater
5. Rams
6. rummy nose
7. cardinals
8. Caridina Japonica Amano
9. Discus
10. Golden Clams - Freshwater
techniqual specification:
1. MegaFlow Sump Filters model 4
2. Two Quiet One Pumps (581 G)
3. Inline CO2 Reactor 1000 controlled by Milwaukee SMS 122 pH Monitor/ Controller aiming for 30 ppm of dissolved CO2

4. Flourite™ Red and silicate sand
5. Coralife 48" Aqualight Pro which I switched to Catalina T5 light.
6. Spectrapure Litermeter automated liquid doser
mehran is offline  
post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 10:49 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
wkndracer's Avatar
 
PTrader: (68/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Citrus County,Florida
Posts: 6,186
Quote:
Originally Posted by ath3ist View Post
at what temperature are you keeping the tank? My planted discus tank worked for a few months and then the plants started withering away due to the high temps of the tank. I kept mine at around 84*F and the plants couldn't handle for too long. Now I am only keeping the discus in a barebottom tank, so much easier to clean and feed them.
Temp and water parameters PLZ!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If at first you don't succeed,,, keep kicking it
RubberSideDownOnTheLanding,
2-75g planted, 3-55g planted, 110g w/30g sump, 2018 update returning to sanity (Nutz)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
wkndracer is offline  
post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Avon, connecticut
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by organic sideburns View Post
i love the new rescape the best! that wood looks awesome in there. amazing discus as well. when u got the new light fixture, did it has a 50/50 bulb cuz the light seemed blue. the plants and fish really POP out at u with that blue lighting.
Thanks sideburns for your kind comment.
Yes as the tank progressed I decided to switch to a T5 fixture. Reasons:
1. My previous fixture was 48 inch so I had two dark spot at side of the tanks.
2. cost of electricity was crazy with MH fixture.
My new fixture is Catalina 72” Solar T5 HO - 6 X 80W. It cames with three 10000 and three pure actinic bulb so the bluish hue in some of the pictures are because of thoese lights.
I changed thoese lights with
Giesemann 60", 80W Power Chrome Aqua Flora and Giesemann 60", 80W PowerChrome, Midday T5 Lamps
Most of the pictures at my last posts are with thoese bulbs.
Mehran
mehran is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome