Discus In My 125.

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Very nice looking community & aquascape. I'm happy to see a Discus tank with a gravel substrate. It seems that a lot of Discus keepers go the bare sterile route w/ no substrate. Never really understood why.
 

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Very nice looking community & aquascape. I'm happy to see a Discus tank with a gravel substrate. It seems that a lot of Discus keepers go the bare sterile route w/ no substrate. Never really understood why.
I don't really understand why either, whether you're sucking food and poop off the glass or out of the gravel, you're still sucking it up. I also have a gravel bottom
 

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:emoji_clap: I like it.
Nice job, now kick back and enjoy.
But first, how about a list of the Plants, Inhabitants and Ferts used..
 
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:emoji_clap: I like it.
Nice job, now kick back and enjoy.
But first, how about a list of the Plants, Inhabitants and Ferts used..
Sorry mixed up threads and answered that in the other thread.

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Close ups of the discus.
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And all together
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They sure look good and happy..
And your plants seem to be basically outstanding !
NICE !
 

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:emoji_clap: Beautiful! Seeing your Planted tank is causing a familiar itch.
I want one. LOL
Seriously though, I have always kept planted tanks.
You might have mentioned in another thread but... how often/amount of water changes are you doing? Also, with the substrate and plants, how difficult and what amount of time are you spending cleaning?
 
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I’m in a good place at the moment. Been working an overnight shift. So I’m around during the day to take care of the fish . I’m doing 50% water changes almost every other day. Weekends it may go a day longer. Vacuuming the gravel at every water change. Running an fx6 and it’s a beast. Water has been very good. Spending about a hour on water changes.

Also have 3 other tanks that I’m keeping up with. All but one doing great. That one just keeps clouding up and I can’t figure it out. Think it’s the driftwood I put in there. 2 big pieces that were for the 125. But with the way there clouding the 30 there not going anywhere. Water changing that tank 2-3 times a week too.
Will put some pics up of the other tank later .
 
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My other tanks .
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This is my 90 it’s 2 yrs old. But the fish came from a pair of 30s. The fish are between 3 and 6 yrs old. The gold ram below the clown loach is 6 and has been in a temp of 78 it’s whole life.
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My 15 gal cherry shrimp tank. These guys clean all plants from the other tanks that get any algae growing on them. Also any plant struggling grow like crazy in here.
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And this is my problem tank. Allways cloudy. Not sure what’s up. Water is fine so I’m guessing it’s those 2 pieces of driftwood are doing it. There are some cherry shrimp there. See the lobster sized one where the wood meets.

tank cleaned up .

Tank cleaned up .
 

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Finally!!!

It took me a minute to navigate my way to it but I've finally found your thread lol. Thanks a great tank and discus. I'm envious of the plant growth. Is it possible to get a full plant list so that I can try a few out for myself? I really appreciate the warm welcome and info ssinit!
 
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Thanks I have another thread going called starting a 125 discus tank. A lot more pics there:).
 

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Finally!!!

It took me a minute to navigate my way to it but I've finally found your thread lol. Thanks a great tank and discus. I'm envious of the plant growth. Is it possible to get a full plant list so that I can try a few out for myself? I really appreciate the warm welcome and info ssinit!
Navigating new sites is rough ..
You can use the @ symbol followed by user name [no space in-between] to call them out if you need ..
We even have a thread https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/discus-gang-updates.420110/unread lots of discus fun there too.
 
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