Discussion in 'The Planted Tank' started by steve wright, Nov 6, 2010.
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thats a beautiful discus; i thought they were tough to take care of?
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
I now have 2 sword plants which have put up flowering stems
and one has flowered up already
very nice steve your tank is really thriving.
Thank you sotoudt
had a lot of growth over last 3 weeks - and the swords are still reaching for the ceiling
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.
Cool that the sword plants are giving you flowers.
green overload, wow, everything looks so nice & healthy, awesome Steve!
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
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
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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