New 120 Gallon Discus Set Up 120 Gallon Tank

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    Brian S New Member Member

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    6 discus, 3 juvenile, red shoulder severums (in which I plan to trade in for credit towards another discus, two 3” vampire shrimp, two snails (I’ll send a picture later), two juvenile clown loaches, and live plants .. I plan to add 3-4 more discus, 10-20 rummy nose tetras, 5-10 Cory cats, and more plants ... any suggestions?
     
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    endlercollector Fishlore VIP Member

    Is that eco complete? I ask because my cories all lost their barbels. No more eco complete for me!
     
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    Brian S New Member Member

    You know, come to think of it, it is. It’s mixed with black sand. But I haven’t had a problem with it, nor the loaches. Has anyone else had a problem with cories and eco compleat?
     


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    Brian S New Member Member

    Update IMG_0937.jpg just after a wc

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    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    Are those Neon Tetra? What temp is the water? Looks great!
     
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    Brian S New Member Member

    Thanks bud.. no I have 24 rummies 9 cardinals*

    The temp is 82.5 right now
     
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    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    It’s not that they don’t like it. The discus will blend in with its environment.

    The lighter the substrate the chance that it will lighten up. The darker it is they’ll be darker. But do they like it? I’m sure they really don’t care.
     
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    Brian S New Member Member

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    Brian S New Member Member

    Help! A pair of my discus spawned!! But I don’t yet have a Breeder tank!

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  12. Discus-Tang

    Discus-Tang Well Known Member Member

    I love the rummynose... but your discus are just fabulous :D
     
  13. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Beautiful! I'm getting a 260 gallon soon and making it just like yours. I love the idea of discus and cardinals together. Along with the rummynose! For bottom dwellers I was gonna add clown loaches and cories!
     
  14. coralbandit

    coralbandit Valued Member Member

    Nice set up .
    Discus fry are pretty demanding to raise.
    Most let/hope the parents can raise them for the first 2 weeks as feeding the fry anything but the mothers slime [for first two weeks] is difficult .
    After that it is BBS and standard regular water changes to accel growth.
     
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    Brian S New Member Member

    Thank you! I have clown loaches, cories and shrimp as well!

    True! What’s BBS ?

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    AJE Well Known Member Member

    I want that tank:)
     
  17. coralbandit

    coralbandit Valued Member Member

    BBS is Baby Brine Shrimp ,hatched daily so to be fed within the first 24 hours of life when they are small enough and most nutritious. Multiple feedings a day are usually needed to successfully raise fry from many cichlids and small fry .
     
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    Brian S New Member Member

    Oh ok! Thank you I’ll look into it!

    Thank you!
     
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    Brian S New Member Member

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    Brian S New Member Member

    Here’s an update. It’s been almost three months since I started this tank. Have spawned multiple times with no success of a brood yet, the bushy nose pleco is now pregnant with eggs the vampire shrimp are huge and he red shoulder severums are finally getting some size onto them lol IMG_1422.JPG blue female IMG_1418.JPG red male