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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Plants and Discus tank

Ok i am going to be turning my 54 gallon corner tank into a discus tank. I will be keeping the temperature at around 84 degress. What kind of plants do all of you discus owners use? Thanks and any recomendations or suggestions would be great. I will be using ada subsrate which will be delivered soon. I am going to have some harscape which will be manazita driftwood. Hopefully this will be a sucessful project.

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Ehiem 2215 filter
Coralife fixture 130 watts (2 65watt bulbs)
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 10:19 PM
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A question will you have them as babies growing to adults in this tank? if you are do you care if your discus are stunted?
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My tank stays in the mid to upper 80's during the summer since I don't have A/C, the only plant that seemed to have a problem (and I can't be 100% it was the temp) was Blyxa aubertii. I have Marselia quadrafolia, couple different types of anubias, crypts and hygrophila, Alternanthera sp. "Sunset", Eustralis stellata, Lobelia cardinalis, Ammania gracilis, a red ozelot sword and Tonina belem. As long as you don't go into the 90's, I don't see a problem.
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