Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Southern California
High Tech Planted Discus Tank Advice
Hey all! In a bit of a dilemma...
I want to have a planted tank full and lush, but so far the plants that are suggested for the heat of a discus tank don't give me that look..
I am tempted to sell my discus and lower the tank to about 76 degrees instead of 84.
But I still love discus!! AHH!!
If anyone has pointers on how to achieve both this would be much appreciated.
PS- I even tried lowering the temp to the minimal 82 degrees for a while but when I tried other plants they couldn't take the heat still and died off even with high light and co2.
Just incase anyone wants to know here are my tank specs and water params
Here is my "High Tech" discus tank
2x54w T5 HO (10k and 6k bulbs)
5lb co2 tank
CarbonDoser regulator (about 4-5bps)
EXT5000 inline reactor
Sunsun 303A Canister Filter (369gph)
AquariumFertilizer.com Micro/Macro mix 20ml/day
Temp 84 degrees
pH stable at 6.8
i can get the rest tomorrow after class but I'm too tired to bust out my test kits right now lol