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100x40x50 planted discus tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Jurijs mit JS, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    First day after planting - day 4

    1x Valisneria and the big Echinodorus were floating on the water surface .. thought i have planted everything deep enough :waiting:

    as the water is still cloudy i made a more than 50% water change and replanted the floating plants again, this time i pushed the valisnearia some cm deeper into the soil and done the same with the big echinodorus, to go sure i fixed the echinodorus with some stones.

    @ Saintly
    There is only one area in the background without plants, at it is reserved for the bolbitis i have to wait for.. It just need to wait for the plants to grow in. The Lotus and the "red flame" echonodrus will be higher also the stem plants need to grow.
    i will also add some moss and the driftwood and tie the same on some flat stones.
    As you can see there is a little similarity to your tank :p
    I am happy you like it :Happy:

    I wish everybody nice christmas time, enjoy your holidays! ( i hope you have some)


    And this is how it looks today
    (Next update will be on 3rd January)
     

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  2. Caima

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    Looking good! it's looking pretty cool, even with cloudy water :113:

    Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!! :party:
     
  3. Red Crane

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    Thanks for the up date. Looking forward to more!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah To All!
     
  4. MonoBarrientos

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    Hi!
    very good hardscape! I like it!
    Greetings
    Gmo
     
  5. Karimi

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    Looks very good, although I'm more partial to a more explicit golden rule than a mound tank (although you clearly aim for it with that branch) this one looks good . Perhaps the branch moving into the foreground would be better moving towards the background.

    Anyway, keep us posted, how many gallons is that?
     
  6. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    @ Karimi - 53 gallons

    Yesterday i had to change some of my tubings because some were leaky ,
    And this is what happened to my beautiful lily inlet pipe

    :-& . . .
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    so far the tank is going well, i replaced this inlet with a plastik one, will order soon a new one. Monday i will add some more anubias and java fern and if available the bolbitis, if not - i will order it together with some moss and new dwarf shrimps (link)

    Valisneria "tiger" is turning reddish i and the visible new leaves allready have it tipical "tiger stripes", will post some detail shot once those leaves a big enough ;)

    I am kinda way sure that i will buy some Discus which look as natural and wild as possible - must do pics of them on monday.
    What about other community fish? any idea/advice?
     

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  7. Caima

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    They do well with most small south-American fishes like Tetras, Hatchetfishes, Rasboras and Corydoras. But they will eat any invertebrate smaller than their mouth making close to imposible to matain a stable shrimp community. One of mines make by himself a diet out of baby pond snails B-)
     
  8. aaronnorth

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    Because the tank is big, and if you have a heavil planted tank then you will probable be able to keep some shrimp in there.
     
  9. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Yes the tank is well planted and there are lots of possibilities to hide - i know that those dwarf shrims tend to do more babys as maybe some of us need, so this is a point i didnt care about - if some babys survive than they are lucky, if not - thats nature :muscle:
     
  10. Caima

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    :idea: Maybe with some bushier plants like Cabombas, Moss, Mayaca fluviatilis, Limnophila, Hygrophila difformis and Hemianthus micanthemoides. There's hope :daydream:

    They tend to search on the substrate first, because their favorites are bloodworms, they also like mosquito larvae and brine shrimp at temperatures around 27c-31c.
     
  11. Park

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    Too bad about your inlet pipe... :(( I always use a knife and cut a line vertical in the tube to remove it, then you'll avoid breaking the glass :idea:
     
  12. Al G. Begone

    Al G. Begone New Member

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    I think the stones look ok after all.
    The Vals in the back when they fill in will be a perfect choice for the back.
    Nice plant choices.
    Looking forward to the 3rd of January (my wife's birthday too).
     
  13. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    3 weeks after setup

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    everything is doing fine, hc too 8)

    Lots of e.tenellus runners everywhere - need some maintenance ..
    Will trim the stems tommorrow and replace the ludwigie "red" because there is too much red on the left side.

    As well i think about to plant some stem plants behind the crypts to create there more depth - or should i let the tank sides like they are now, what do you think?

    I ordered new lily filter intake and a full set for the second filter 8)
    Also ordered 20 dwarf shrimps and some ADA print stuff :daydream:

    My thoughts on fauna:

    6 small discus, i thought on red diamond snake skin
    10 Hyphessobrycon columbianus
    20-30 red neons
     

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  14. satanacio

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    excuse me my friend, but what are dwarf shirimps, because i love all shirimps
    and let me tell you, you are doing something beatifull with this tank
     
  15. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    dwarf shrimps are freshwater shrimps like the crystal red, they can reproduce them self easily.
     
  16. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    Time for an update :yo:

    new fauna:
    10x Hyphessobrycon columbianus
    20x Hemigrammus nanus

    ludwigie replaced with the other stem plant, took out most of the small stones, left only big stones and sand, so i have no problems to vacum it, i do clean it every couple of weeks.

    comparison shots:

    day 21
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    day 41
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    more pictures attached, have fun, comments as always wellcome :loco:
     

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  17. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    one more comparison

    day3
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    day41
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    :-"
     

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  18. Supercoley1

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    those last 2 shots just go to show how well you've done this. I would never have guessed the tank's depth was as little as it is from the front pictures where it gives a much larger sense of depth. Congrats on that.

    AC
     
  19. krisha

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    cant see the pictures jur4ik
     
  20. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    little update from today o:)
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    Heteranthera zosterifolia flower :celebrate:
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    krisha
    hope it works now
     

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