New 120 Gallon Discus Set Up 120 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Discus Fish' started by Brian S, May 20, 2018.

  1. Brian SNew MemberMember

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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?
     
  2. endlercollector

    endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

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

    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 SNew MemberMember

    Update IMG_0937.jpg just after a wc

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  5. AquaticJ

    AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    Are those Neon Tetra? What temp is the water? Looks great!
     
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    Brian SNew MemberMember

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

    The temp is 82.5 right now
     
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  9. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    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 SNew MemberMember

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

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  12. Discus-Tang

    Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

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

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    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

    coralbanditWell Known MemberMember

    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 SNew MemberMember

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

    True! What’s BBS ?

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  16. AJE

    AJEWell Known MemberMember

    I want that tank:)
     
  17. coralbandit

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    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 SNew MemberMember

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

    Thank you!
     
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    Brian SNew MemberMember

    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
     




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