4ft freshwater tank in progess

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  1. TheSaltwaterGuy

    TheSaltwaterGuy Banned

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    thats a beautiful discus; i thought they were tough to take care of?
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you Nor Cal Guy

    Thank you Saltwater Guy

    many years ago, when most Discus where still being wild caught, that was probably the case
    but now, with a large number of these fish being bred in commercial hatcheries and tank raised as babies, they are definitely much hardier IMO

    They like warmer water than large majority of other tropical fishes - I keep mine at 88 F
    they like soft water, like most tetras etc - and for that I use blackwater tonic

    if you can keep saltwater, then Discus should not prove difficult IMO

    Steve
     
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    I now have 2 sword plants which have put up flowering stems
    and one has flowered up already

    Steve
     
  5. sostoudt

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    very nice steve your tank is really thriving.
     
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  6. steve wright

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    Thank you sotoudt

    had a lot of growth over last 3 weeks - and the swords are still reaching for the ceiling
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    Gorgeous Steve, congrats.

    Love those swords, I have one that has sent up a stalk, the flowers haven't opened yet but it is leafing out.
     
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  9. SkyFire

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    Beautiful.
    Cool that the sword plants are giving you flowers.
     
  10. MoJoe

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    green overload, wow, everything looks so nice & healthy, awesome Steve!
     
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    Good news John - free plants

    Thanks SkyFire, I had about 9 flowers open at same time at one point
    there must be 40 plus flower heads between the 2 stems, if it was closer to a window, I think more would have opened at same time

    Thanks MoJoe
    may have to prune some of the Sagittaria its about 30 inches long in a 18 inch deep tank
    may have to look for some red/ brown type plants to break up the green
    since the bog wood is now completely covered in Java Fern

    Steve
     
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    Green is a mark of health, very nice and rich. My best friend is a huge fan of the Amano tanks and tried his hand at a 90g planted, he would constantly be spending crazy $ on all the Amano equipment. His tank was on it's way but then he had to move and he broke it down. Your tank reminds me of his, but better (don't tell him I said that) :)
     
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