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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question New tank setup (newbie here)

First off..........this site is great !!!!
I have a 72 gallon bow and already purchased a 260 watt compact light for it, so there more than 3 wpg.........I have a wet/dry filter with a spray bar and plan on buy'n a emperor 400 for a mechanical filter.....2 300 watt heaters.
I want this to be a planted tank that will hold maybe 4 discus and some bristle-nose...
As far as for substrate, I was thinkin of using Eco-complete.......anyone recomend using peat moss or Flourite under this?
I am limited on the different types of plants because of the temp requirements of the discus.....
As far as CO2......DIY is out because of the size of the tank, in the future may go pressurized......still havn't decided
Also was thinkin of a UV filter, yes or no ?
Lookin for opinions ..........thxs everyone !!!!!!!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 02:36 PM
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Eco would be fine on its own. UV are good tools to have around when you really need one.

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Welcome Marcor,

May I suggest going with a smaller wattage on the lights if you do not intend to use Press C02 from the start. I personally haven't experienced any limitations as to the plants I could not grow with my Discus temps low to mid 80s. however; I must admit I'm limited in personnel experience in plant inventories. I've not had a problem with any of the 15 or so species I've had. Your water quality will be your utmost concern with Discus, they will let you know right away if your off a bit...I would suggest getting your tank cycled and established well prior to introducing them...

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I agree with susantroy, unless you are running high 80's I don't see a problem (even then I think most plants would be ok)


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I think using a wet dry filter will cause lots of surface agitation, making your tank loose important CO2. I would suggest a canister filter for your tank.

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