New 120 Gallon Discus Set Up

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

The temp is 82.5 right now
 

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fishfanman said:
Discus don't like black substrate.
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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Help! A pair of my discus spawned!! But I don’t yet have a Breeder tank!

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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!
 

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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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Sarah73 said:
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!
Thank you! I have clown loaches, cories and shrimp as well!

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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.
True! What’s BBS ?

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I love the rummynose... but your discus are just fabulous
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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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coralbandit said:
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 .
Oh ok! Thank you I’ll look into it!

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I want that tank
Thank you!
 
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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
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red male
 
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