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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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75 Gallon Discus Tank Remodel

So I got tired of having my discus always looking dark and not showing their colors in my original setup. See below.



This made me decide to re-do my plant layout and my substrate. There wasn't much else I could do with my driftwood and I am still deciding whether I want to bring rocks into it but here is the tank with the new substrate and plant layout.

So it begins.


Getting some of the plants placed.


Here comes the water.


Filled up and cloudy.


Finally clear with my little guys comfy in their new home.


The one I call Mama being followed around by my little ones. They are about 2 to 2.5 inches.


Here is the one I call Big Blue hiding under my Tiger Lotus.


Please excuse the dirty glass as I didn't do a full wipe down after changing the substrate and water.

I also just ordered some Anubias Nana and Barteri so once I get that added to my driftwood and tank I will update with more photos.

Let me know your thoughts or advice on what I should add as well as any other things that could help my tank that much better!
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It's looking real good, Mikie.
Now, a suggestion: Change your background (if you can - don't know if it's painted on)
to a light, neutral background, and you'll get much better color from the discus - and it should put an end to the darkening.
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Hey Paul! What would you suggest with the background? Any links to show what exactly you are talking about?
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Sorry I don't, off-hand.
My tank has a white silica PFS, and a medium to dark blue background, only because I like dark blue. But my light-colored discus still get some peppering, which I could eliminate by using a light pastel-colored background with the white sand.
Like may be off-white, beige, very light yellow, light green or blue - whatever - up to you - it's a matter of preference.
Check my tank out, if you wish:
http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/...spaul/Sept2011
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Update!

I got my Anubias in and finally got it added to my tank and driftwood. The Barteri is attached at the base of the large piece of driftwood while the Nana is attached to the branches.

With Anubias attached!


Discus grazing with new Anubias
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