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Hey Aaron - I may be wrong, but it looks like you have some Anubias planted in the sand with the rhizome buried. If they are Anubias, they'll die unless the rhizome is elevated above the sand and only the white roots planted. Either that, or attach the Anubias to driftwood so the rhyzomes are exposed to water. Are the dark green plants not Anubias ?


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Even with the closer up look at the plants, I'm still not sure if they are Anubias or not - because I can't see the rhyzomes for certain. But they look like it. Perhaps the rhyzomes are quite short & I can't make them out.
Anybody else have an opinion about those plants ?

Aaron, I assume you don't recall what type of plants they were sold to you as being ?

BTW, your tank does look great.

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We chooses these plants for being low light and high temp tolerant because of the discus. I must have missed the bit about the rhizome. Yes they are small and no longer submerged. Thanks Paul!


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Hi Aaron,love the new look,something about discus and a lite substrate that makes them pop
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Hi Aaron,love the new look,something about discus and a lite substrate that makes them pop


You guys where right, sure does.

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New 75 W/ Discus



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Hi Bif,don't you just love the personality of these guys?Even the short squabbling does no damage unlike a couple of aggressive angels.I have a hard time watching tv because i find my eyes wander over to the tank and hold my attention. lol I also like that you can touch them and even pet them after they get to know you.Your tank looks great and I am glad you went with the light substrate.
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Hi Bif,don't you just love the personality of these guys?Even the short squabbling does no damage unlike a couple of aggressive angels.I have a hard time watching tv because i find my eyes wander over to the tank and hold my attention. lol I also like that you can touch them and even pet them after they get to know you.Your tank looks great and I am glad you went with the light substrate.


Thank you, we are glad too! Picked up two terqs today in Alabama and a virgin red. More picks to come.

Yes you are so right. I am alway watching my fish and working on the aquariums. I used to play video games on my down time now I hardly turn on the TV. In the evening when the kids are in bed I watch my reef tank and the wife watches her discus and pets them, lol.

Here is my reef tank, only a few months old W/Kessil AP700s


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Reef looks great wish I had the room.So the discus are your wife"s so maybe I should be talking to her
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Reef looks great wish I had the room.So the discus are your wife"s so maybe I should be talking to her


Let's just say her job is change water and enjoy. I'm the advisor

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Three new buddies. Got them from someone moving. He took good care of Them. This will help offset all those PBs.


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My wife's aquarium is looking so good. I dare say it looks better than my reef (until it grows in anyway). Added some Angels. A pair of discus have started laying eggs. And two have colored up with some blue beautifully! They are all growing fast and big with Al's Australian FDBW. We are Very proud.




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Very nice, keep an eye with the angels, especially competing for food.
I would also be very careful on adding anything new to a discus tank, especially from LFS.
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Great job. You've got a very nice tank! I especially like this fish. Reminds me of a female I used to own. Really makes me want to get back into discus.
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