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90 Gallon Setup

Tank:
90G 48" x 18" x 24"

Equipment:
2x Eheim 2217
Aquatic Life T5 HO
Heater - Eheim Jager

Substrate:
Flourite Black Sand

Livestock:

1x Black Phantom Tetra
2x HY511
1x BN Pleco
2x julii cory catfish
4x ottos
3x Rummy Nose tetra

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Working on getting co2 started before adding discus. Will be adding discus next. After quarantining.
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Just using the florscent canopy light right now. Will be using the other one for plants.

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Anybody have any aquascaping tips? Not sure how to design it. Open to suggestions.
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Well, you have some great spots on the driftwood on which to attach Anubias or Java Ferns.
Since your tank is 24" high, I'd suggest you see if you can find some Jumbo Vals, or Sags, or Grasses, to plant in front of the rear wall at both ends, and a nice Amazon Sword for a centerpiece in the middle of the tank.
But keep it minimalist, give the discus lots of free swimming space.
May I ask how many you're getting, what sizes, where from, and what strains or coloration you're leaning toward ?
I believe it's going to look fabulous.
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Thinking of getting 4 more. I want to get a blue diamond and red and blue turquoise for sure. Don't know all of the details yet. What size would you recomend?

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Well, you have some great spots on the driftwood on which to attach Anubias or Java Ferns.
Since your tank is 24" high, I'd suggest you see if you can find some Jumbo Vals, or Sags, or Grasses, to plant in front of the rear wall at both ends, and a nice Amazon Sword for a centerpiece in the middle of the tank.
But keep it minimalist, give the discus lots of free swimming space.
May I ask how many you're getting, what sizes, where from, and what strains or coloration you're leaning toward ?
I believe it's going to look fabulous.
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Most important is the source (supplier) of your discus - where are you getting them from ?
It'll make it a whole lot easier for you if your wallet allows you to get 4" fish, or larger.
But as I alluded to in my first sentence, to be successful keeping discus, it's critical that you get good quality, healthy & well-shaped fish from a well- known experienced, reliable source.
Unfortunately, you usually can't accomplish that by buying discus from a LFS.
Where are you in Ontario -? I can direct you to at least two high quality discus suppliers.

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Got the co2 working now and the plants in.
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Very nice setup, like that background, the pointed twigs on that driftwood might be a problem with discus, when they get spooked they just run for it and might get hurt. I would add some nice blue eye LF BNs first.
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Very nice setup, like that background, the pointed twigs on that driftwood might be a problem with discus, when they get spooked they just run for it and might get hurt. I would add some nice blue eye LF BNs first.

David is quite correct about the pointy ends on that one piece of driftwood, which could potentially harm the discus, particularly if they get startled at night.
I thought of that earlier too but forgot to mention it.
Suggest you do some trimming to that piece to eliminate or at least limit the sharper edgings.
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