125 gal discus tank

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    Recently finished building the stand and plumbing the sump to the 125 gal tank. It's been a long process but feels good to be finished. I moved the 4 discus from the 75 gal tank that contained a gravel substrate with plants and drift wood. After lots of research I decided to try bare bottom with potted plants. I have the drift wood soaking in another tank. Once it's water logged I plan on placing it in the middle. The final step will be adding 6-8 more discus with community fish in July. image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    You are on the right track for a proper discus tank! What other fish are you planning?
     
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    5-7 corys, 10-15 rummy red nose , 6-8 serpae tetra, 2-3 Bristolnose Pleco. I will be moving 2 angels 2 corys and a loach from a 30 gal to the 75 gal that housed the discus. In the process of redoing the silicone and sterilizing the tank.
     
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    Lovely. Where did you get your discus from? What temp is your tank set at?
     
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    Very nice @Gordo33 however I think my old koi tank beats yours by quite a few gallons at 200 imperial gallons :)
    See our first ever posting from when I and Val first Joined GPF back in the mists of time :LOL: :happy:

    https://www.gardenpondforum.com/threads/hello.10491/

    All the koi now live outdoors and the tank was was sold on after 22 years for £600 UKP [ a good return for glass that old I think you'll agree] , the tank is now a Marine reef tank , it took a total of five men to lift it :eek: had a 22 mm bottom and 10 mm top and sides , all the guy wanted was the glass tank and nothing else no bottom cabinet or lid plus an Eheim proffesional III 2080 , however we did decided to keep the fluval FX5

    Dave
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    Have you ever kept discus or any of those fish in the past?
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    You limeys,always so concerned about size
     
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    No Smaug its not the size that counts just how you use it my friend :LOL: :happy:
    I think that the discus would have looked even better in our old tank :)

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    These fish were purchased several years ago from a local dealer. I plan on purchasing more from a dealer on a Web site dedicated to discus fish. The tank temp is kept in 84-85 degrees with 2 250 Watt heaterS connected to a DIY controller.
     
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    Yes , the discus in the pic were kept with community fish. The community fish are in another tank right now. I wanted the discus to get used their new enviorment before adding the comunity fish. A friend started me with discus fish 10 YRS ago.
     
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    Mine are from Kennys discus and wattley. I just lost my first discus I bought 4 years ago from a LFS; had HITH but other discus fine. Big difference with good/bad genetics.
     
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    I'm a recent member of Web site simply discus and saw Kenny discus is one of several sponsors selling discus. From pictures Kenny posts his discus look amazing. What's your set up and how many fish. Post a pic in this thread
     
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    Wow how old are those fish? We looked at discus but they are pretty expensive
     
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    Added a piece of drift wood in the center.Discus are loving their new home. IMG_0880.JPG
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    Just added 5 new discus that are currently in a quarantine tank. They are my first online purchase from Chicago Discus. _DSC0487.JPG _DSC0480.JPG _DSC0490.JPG _DSC0483.JPG _DSC0481.JPG
     
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    Ruben Miranda I am so confused

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    Hello
    Very nice setup
    I have always wanted to try discus, still might one day.
    I your fish list you have corys and a pleco and a louche
    Those are bottom dwellers and would prefer a substrate I believe.
    I know with no sustrate it is easier to clean and all, but you are also give up more space,for beneficial bacteria to grow.
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    Are you doing co2 plus ferts for your plants ?

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    Thanks for compliment. The pleco was sold to LFS, louche was put in a 75 gal angel tank. The Cories remain in the discus tank as a clean up crew. Although many will use substrate for planted tanks it is strongly discouraged by the " discus experts" . I could not believe all the detritus when I removed the substrate. Discus are sensitive to water conditions and many will do 50-100% water changes a minimum 3 days a week.
    The sump has 7 1.5 " Matala pads that provide plenty space for the BB to thrive.
    For the plants I add liquid ferts including excel ,iron and potassium .
     
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    IMG_0991.JPG Discus added in Oct have grown and filled out. This pic is from Feb. Some color changes since I'm not feeding them food with color enhancers.
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    This cute couple spawned but unfortunately the eggs became food
     
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