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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-22-2015, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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75 Gallon Discus/Crypt/Anubias Tank

Since this is a larger endeavor I thought it deserving of a tank journal.

I will be setting up a 75 gallon low tech tank for 5 discus, some corys, and a few misc. fish that I have grown emotionally attached to.

The tank will have a 30Lx12w centerpiece surrounded by white sand. I plan to plant using mostly crypts and anubias, but am still considering other plants that are "low key".

Currently soaking some driftwood! More updates to come!
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-24-2015, 01:50 AM
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Look forward to see these tank as my guideline !!
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Hey, real good of you to decide to start your own Tank Journal thread.
These are always interesting, and often result in giving others fresh or different ideas, or helping others with developing their own set-ups, and are generally well followed. We also love the pics, of course.
Looking forward to further posts of your progress.
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So I planted the tank tonight.

Here are some picture (lots of bubbles on the glass)
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post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 09-25-2015, 03:28 AM
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Looks nice, looking forward to seeing the updates.
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Looking good !
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I'm hoping the discus enjoy all the open space
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I'm a fan of the island and white sand concept.
Good luck with this set up!

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awesome layout! cant wait to see life in this tank!

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REALLY LIKE THE LAYOUT!!! Cories will have plenty of sand to check out, and Discus will have swimming room for days, but will it be too "open" for discus? I have no idea, so I am asking for myself as i am sure you did your homework in choosing your design. Subscribed!

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Thank you! I feel that the sand is going to become a real pain but who knows maybe it'll look good speckled.

I feel like something is missing, maybe like a tall plant in the back? Any suggestions?
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I like the layout but if it were me I would put some tall, non aggressive, plant in the back. Possibly Rotala or maybe Bacopa and let them stretch all the way to the top of the tank...

Just a thought but definitely looks good. I too have a 55 I want to setup like this but with angels I stead.

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Maybe a Aponogeton Ulvaceus or Crinum umbrella-ing out, centered in the back? Less of a natural feel, but might looks cool like a center piece attraction in itself.
Or maybe tall thin leaved Ludwigia or Rotala? Ludiwiga Cuba? But I would cut them in varying heights to create a mountain range look, and not perfectly in line either for more depth perception.

Personally think the island substrate could be a little thicker to give a the island a more 3D effect, otherwise to me it sorta looks like a black patch in the middle of a white field (not really though, it does look nice!).
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Maybe a Aponogeton Ulvaceus
this would be amazing )

Also i like white sand but its too hard for me to keep it really white ))
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this would be amazing )

Also i like white sand but its too hard for me to keep it really white ))
Can that plant growth in low-medium light without co2?
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