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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:52 pm Post subject: Cont. my expmt with planted discus tank (SEED SHRIMP) Reply with quote

 Friends,
 
 I  have  continued  with  my  experiments  of  'planted  discus  tank'  and  have  changed  the  set-up  of  my  tank  quite  a  bit.  (  Earlier  Setup  )
 
 I  wanted  to  have  some  kind  of  a  lawn,  but  at  the  same  time  had  no  intention  of  using  CO2  and  fertilizers.  I  also  had  no  intention  of  changing  the  substrate,  which  currently  is  ordinary  gravel.  The  idea  behind  not  doing  all  this  was  a  simple  fact  that  I  did  not  want  do  discomfort  my  discus  in  any  way.
 
 I  had  a  few  stems  of  hygrophila  in  my  tank  and  noticed  that  they  have  a  tendency  to  grow  as  runners.  So,  i  decided  to  grow  a  hygrophila  lawn.  Whenever  a  hygrophila  twig  tries  to  grow  upwards  i  use  'U'-shaped-iron-wire-pegs  to  push  them  to  the  ground  and  make  them  grow  like  runners.  They  have  been  growing  really  fast  like  this.  Also  when  two  adjoining  nodes  have  firmly  rooted  themselves,  i  cut  the  internode.  So,  each  node  buds  and  gives  rise  to  a  new  plant.I  am  still  trying  to  cover  the  whole  tank  like  this.  Once  i  am  done  with  this  excercise  and  have  desired  density  i  will  allow  the  plant  to  grow  vertically  and  prune  to  size.
 
 I  have  also  introduced  a  piece  of  wood,  which  I  plan  to  give  a  banyaan  tree  shape  using  anubias  petite  (  as  and  when  i  get  some  Smile  )
 
 The  only  problem  i  am  facing  is  that  of  brown  algae.  I  change  the  water  every  3rd  day  almost  50%.  cant  do  more  frequent  changes  because  i  believe  that  then  the  plants  wont  get  proper  nutrition  (i.e.  macronutrients).  cant  do  less  water  changes  as  i  feel  that  the  discus  will  suffer.(i  was  out  of  station  for  ten  days  and  they  have  already  suffered  a  little  due  to  no  water  change)  (btwn:  photoperiod  are  of  7-8  hours  on  an  average)
 
 Below  are  the  pics  for  your  reference  (sorry  for  the  bad  picture  quality).  I  request  all  of  you  to  provide  your  valuable  comments,  and  help  me  improve  my  tank.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:24 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

 it  looks  great...but  i  think  discus  are  going  to  have  trouble  picking  up  food  from  the  bottom..
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:30 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

 Thanks  Toomanyfish,
 
 This  is  something  that  i  will  have  to  work  on  because  I  do  feed  them  tetra  bits  that  sink.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:04 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

 can  you  post  a  full  tank  shot?sorry  but  dont  like  your  sand...fine  sand  would  look  much  more  natural
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:23 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

 3  biggies  seem  fine  but  not  so  the  Blue  guy  doing  so  well  which  is   staying  behind  (Second  pic  -  Right  side).
 Also  one  chap  looks  like  preferring  to  hide  behind  driftwood  (Second  pic  -  Left  side).
 
 You  can  add  some  light  blue  background  to  your  setup  for  more  appeal.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:09 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

 Thanks  a  lot  for  your  suggestions.  The  office  is  keeping  me  a  bit  busy  so  couldn't  reply  earlier.  Sincere  apologies  for  that.
 
 
                                                 
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can  you  post  a  full  tank  shot?sorry  but  dont  like  your  sand...fine  sand  would  look  much  more  natural                

 
 Ya  I  agree  that  fine  sand  would  look  much  better.  Actually  i  do  have  golden  sand  with  me  and  am  planning  to  use  it.  But  for  the  moment  as  the  plants  are  growing  well  i  will  leave  the  substrate  unchanged.  
 Full  pic:  have  attached  them.
 
 
                                                 
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 3  biggies  seem  fine  but  not  so  the  Blue  guy  doing  so  well  which  is   staying  behind  (Second  pic  -  Right  side).
 Also  one  chap  looks  like  preferring  to  hide  behind  driftwood  (Second  pic  -  Left  side).
 
 You  can  add  some  light  blue  background  to  your  setup  for  more  appeal.
                 

 
 Ya,  as  i  mentioned  earlier  they  have  suffered  a  little  beacuse  of  the  10  day  no  water  change  period.  Also,  irregular  hours  of  electricity  in  gurgaon  is  causing  a  whole  lot  of  problems--  scaring  the  fishes  all  the  time.  Are  there  any  aquarium  lights  that  start  dim  and  then  gradually  attain  full  intensity??  like  the  ones  in  the  movie  theater..
 
 Blue  background:  the  problem  is  that  a  blue  background  will  make  the  blue  discus  less  appealing.  I  have  tried  black  background  in  the  past  but  then  it  made  them  turn  very  dark.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:07 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Blue  background:  the  problem  is  that  a  blue  background  will  make  the  blue  discus  less  appealing.  I  have  tried  black  background  in  the  past  but  then  it  made  them  turn  very  dark.                

 Black  will  always  stress  discus  &  your  Pigeon,  BDs  will  always  be  darker  under  stress.
 Even  white  background  could  be  good  choice  for  the  strains  you  have.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:59 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

 how  many  times  do  you  feed  them  tetra  bits  in  a  day???
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:40 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

 @  Yogesh:  Yes  black  induced  a  whole  lot  of  peppering  on  the  Pigeon  (see  my  'avatar'/icon  with  PB  &  TurQ  in  black  background).  About  white  background:  i  have  a  white  discus  as  well   Very Happy   Very Happy   ...  what  other  background  colour  options  do  i  have  with  discus...  please  advise.
 
 @  Ali:  I  feed  them  tetra  bits  twice  daily.  But  not  all  of  then  eat  it.  Some  dont  like  it.  My  turquoise  is  specially.
 
 
 Any  idea  about  the  lights  that  go  on  and  off  slowly  ??
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:54 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

 You  have  to  by  a  induction  type  dimmer  to  get  that  slow  fading  effect.  Just  check  out  your  nearby  electric  shops.
 But  Tubes  or  PLL's  would  not  work  with  those  dimmers.........
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:58 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

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 Really  nice  tank!   Thumb Up   
 Simple  but  very  appealing  Smile
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You  have  to  by  a  induction  type  dimmer  to  get  that  slow  fading  effect.  Just  check  out  your  nearby  electric  shops.
 But  Tubes  or  PLL's  would  not  work  with  those  dimmers.........
 
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 Thanks  Prabhu,  will  check  that  out.  
 
 
                                                 
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 Really  nice  tank!   Thumb Up   
 Simple  but  very  appealing  Smile
                 

 
 Thanks  for  the  appreciation,  Shubhankar.  The  idea  is  to  make  it  more  appealing  by  incorporating  feedbacks  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:48 pm Post subject: Re: Continuing my experiment with the planted discus tank Reply with quote

 hiding  your  filter  would  be  a  start..plus  if  you  ask  me  the  left  and  right  side  of  the  tank  dont  really  connect..
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hiding  your  filter  would  be  a  start..plus  if  you  ask  me  the  left  and  right  side  of  the  tank  dont  really  connect..                

 
 Both  points  taken.  Thanks
 
 The  filter:  Am  planning  an  external  filter.  And  its  on  top  of  my  priority  list.  Any  suggestions  about  the  brand  from  previous  experience??
 
 The  right  side:  The  plan  ahead  is  to  remove  the  vallisneria  and  crypts  alltogether  from  the  scape  and  let  hygro  cover  the  whole  tank.  The  wood  is  going  to  have  anubias  petite  on  them....  to  make  it  look  like  a  tree  in  a  grassland  (i  know  the  hygro  currently  looks  nowhere  like  the  grass  but  i  am  hoping  that  as  the  density  increases,  the  leaves  will  go  small  out  of  shear  competition  for  nutrients)
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black  induced  a  whole  lot  of  peppering  on  the  Pigeon  (see  my  'avatar'/icon  with  PB  &  TurQ  in  black  background).  About  white  background:  i  have  a  white  discus  as  well   Very Happy   Very Happy   ...  what  other  background  colour  options  do  i  have  with  discus...  please  advise.                

 Discus  wouldn't  be  showing  their  best  colors  under  dark  or  any  other  multicolor  background  so  the  choice  is  really  limited.
 You  have  light  wall-color  behind  so  background  is  not  really  needed.  If  you  wish  to,  go  for  any  light  color.
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