The WILD side! - 100 gal Discus build thread - Page 7

Akari_32

Awesome as always. I used play sand for a reptile tank and hated all the rocks. Looks nice like this, though!
 

Slug

Thanks!
 

Lucy

Beautiful fish and pics!
 

noslen1003

Good looking fishes.
are these new fishes? or from your old stock?

if new - where did you get it from?
 

Disc61

hey Matt, glad to see you back up and running, are those from Snook?
PS. remember you mentioned I'd be back when I left? yeah, 15 and counting.
look forward to your progress.
 

Slug

Haha knew you would be back Tom, we all are!

Thanks all, these are brand new fish from Mark Chen (Discus Origins) though depending on if he brings in another shipment or not I might supplement my current stock with stock from John (Snook).
 

Slug

Cuipeua Super Red (right side last pic)




Cuipeua


 

Akari_32

I really like that reduced striping on the body coupled with the vibrant blue over the head and back. Very nice. I'd love to see one fully red like that!
 

virusmk

Well done Matt you raise one of the best looking discuses that I have come across
and having sand it makes it look really nice.

But wonder how do you manage to keep it so klean
 

Slug

Daily or every other day water changes is the trick! haha Thanks!

New toy. The background is a TAD to long for the tank but rather than trimming it I got creative and just made it slightly arch off the backwall. Takes up a little bit of swimming room but not enough to really care about and it gives it a bit more depth I think. Hard to see this from the photo though. I'd like to eventually take the sponger filter out. Work in progress.

 

Disc61

very nice, looks great.
 

Akari_32

That's pretty cool! Looks great!
 

virusmk

Daily or every other day water changes is the trick!

Fair enough my water is cristal clear, and do regular water changes every second day but I did struggle to keep my gravel clean with 4 times a week vacuum. That's was the reason to go barebotom for some time

And you have sand and look at it it is just perfect
 

Slug

Sand makes it easy, nothing sinks below it so all it takes is hovering the hose above the sand and sucking it up much like a BB tank!

Coming along nicely I'd say. The Super Red is still hard to get a good picture of, easily the shyest of the bunch. This is what I like to see, light but not invisible stress bars, fins up looking for food....loving having wilds again!




Super red center screen here. Judging by its pattern and color I'm really really excited about this fish.
 

noslen1003

look super NICE!!
filter - still with the sponge filter only?
or you are using something more?
 

Slug

Thanks! Right now it's just 2 sponge filters. I'd love to get something like an HOB setup at some point. Would be easier to hide.
 

Slug

Update. The remaining fish are doing outstanding. This one is the boss of the tank. Check out the color change already. I do feed some color bits here and there but this guy has settled in nice. You can see I have a bit of algae growing on the sand and background, tank directly faces a window so it gets some natural sunlight during the day causing this. Really hasn't become a huge issue for me and I kind of like it making everything look a bit more natural. Pics are of the same fish one after I got him and one now.

Before


After (today)

 

Beelzebubbles

That is one tremendous looking discus!
 

Disc61

Wow, love the change in color, terrific
 

endlercollector

Truly stunning fish! I've always loved the look of discus but had no idea that they could look like your guys!
 

mandeecandeex3

Discus are stunning! love this thread!!
 

Slug

Thanks!




 

Adam55

Beautiful specimen. He's perfect.
 

elroyaquatics

Wow makes me want to set up a discus tank. Although I'm pretty content with my current piranhas!


 

Boeing250

That is so cool!
 

NCE12940

I just found this thread and have read all of it. Absolutely breathtaking *adventure*!
 

Slug

Thanks
 

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