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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 11:50 pm Post subject: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 Hi  all,
 
 Here  are  some  pics  of  my  planted  Discuss  tank  redone....  Smile.  I  hope  this  I'll  be  able  to  extract  results  that  I  expect.  Chuckle  
 
 My  Tank  specs.
 
 Size  -  36  x  12  x  15  (inch)  with  regular  piano  hood
 substrate  -  red  mud  ->  regular  aqua.  sand  ->  Fine  aqua.  sand  (from  bottom  to  top)
 lighting  -  2  x  6500K  phillips  cool  (truelite)/  1  x  2700k  phillips  warm  (truelite)
 CO2  -  Pressurized  with  Internal  Reactor  Thumbs Up  
 Plants  -  Giant  Grass  >  Sagitaria  >  Crypt  petchii  >  cobomba>  Bachopa  >  Ech.  Amazon  >  Bannana  &  a  small  red  lilly/  1  Anubia  Nana(its  between  the  Bananas  over  the  substrate)  &  Spiky  Moss  on  wood  [from  right  to  left]{note  all  plants  are  frm  the  old  setup,  but  the  moss}  theres  the  other  stem  plant  I  completely  forgot  its  name????
 
 I  don't  think  my  fauna  needs  any  intro....  Cool  Â   4-Blue  Diamonds,  3-Red  Melons,  2-B.Turquoise  (hope  the  spell  is  right  ROFL),  2-upsidedown  cat  fish,  1-SAE(1died  Sad  )
 
 Well  enough  now......here's  some  pics.  Suggestions  &  Views  are  most  welcome.  The  setup  although  done  independently  by  me...Aquadeep(Deepak  Brid)  has  helped  a  lot  I'd  like  to  thank  him  for  the  same.  Thumb Up  &  yeah  pls  excuse  the  Pink-Pipe  Chuckle  I  could'nt  find  any  other  which  would  fit  both,  the  reactor  &  the  Power  Head.
 
 Q1.  I'm  planning  to  add  more  Giant  Grass,  drawf  HG  on  the  left  /  I'm  wanting  to  use  some  Red  Coloured  plants  like  Cobomba,  Ludwigia's,  rotalas  etc  pls  suggestions  needed.
 
 Q2.  pls  let  me  know  where  can  I  get  Genuine-SEA's  in  Mumbai.  I've  seen  many  LFS  selling  the  regular  Pencil  Fish...as  SEA's,  even  in  shops  like  Nautilus  Flying  Fox  are  sold  as  SEA's.  I'd  read  in  an  article  that  there's  hardly  any  difference  between  them  &  also  how  to  Identify  a  SEA  from  Others.  It'll  be  helpfull  if  anyone  can  post  that  link  again.
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:02 am Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 SAE  fins  will  be  colorless.  Flying  fox  fins  will  be  yellowish  in  color.
 
 SAE   the  black  band  extends  into  the  tail.  Flying  Fox  the  black  band  stops  at  the  tail.
 
 SAE  the  portion  above  the  black  band  will  only  be  scales  like  those  you  see  on  gutter  guppy  females.  Flying  Fox  the  scales  above  the  black  band  will  be  whitish.
 
 Careful  there  may  be  a  few  crossbreeds  around,  I  have  seen  yellow  fins  and  black  band  extending  into  the  tail.
 
 Lisa  Sarakontu's  drawings
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:03 am Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 nice  setup!!  Thumb Up  
 within  a  few  months  it  will  be  a  jungle!  Smile  
 discus  are  healthy  too  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:08 am Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 @Shameek  
 Thanks  Yaar...I  hope  it  turns  out  that  way  Razz
 
 @  Mandan  Sir
 Thats  exactly  what  I  had  read,  thanks  for  the  info,  Altough  i  would've  loved  a  comment  &  a  few  suggestions  on  the  setup  Sad
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:18 am Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 More  plants,  lots  more.  Reed  like  plants.  Cryptocoryne  crispulata,  Cryptocoryne  wendetii,  Cyperus  helferi,  Ech.  augustifolia.  Ech.  bleheri,  but  you  don't  have  the  depth  for  this  variety  so  compromise  as  best  as  you  can.  Add  more  plants  anyway.
 
 Brand  new  planted  tank  with  discus  -  Good  Luck.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 3:20 pm Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 @KK  :
 
 Nice  tank,  neatly  done.
 
 But  I  somehow  see  no  filter?  Are  you  not  adding  one  and  keeping  the  WC  high?
 
 As  I  feel  if  you  are  going  to  feed  the  discus  a  few  times  a  day,  in  a  planted  tank  with  that  much  sand  you  will  need  to  use  a  filter  sooner  or  later,  to  keep  the  waste  food  at  bay.  Or  will  need  to  start  gravel  vac.  What  do  you  feed  the  fish?
 
 Good  luck  with  the  venture...
 Have  fun..
 Nanu
 
 PS.  How  long  has  the  tank  been  running  for?
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:36 pm Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 Hey,
 
 I  read  up  at  least  10  SAE  identification  articles  on  the  net.....the  fish  nautilus  sells  as  flying  fox  is  indeed  SAE...they  meet  all  the  conditions  madan  has  mentioned....i  have  had  eight  in  my  tank  for  over  a  month  now  and  they  are  all  eating  algae...no  signs  of  aggression...i  am  fully  convinved  they  are  SAEs  (of  course,  i  could  be  wrong)
 
 The  tank  will  look  much  better  with  a  lot,  lot  more  plants
 
 cheers
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:45 am Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 I  appreciate  the  comments  &  have  taken  the  suggestions  too,
 
 Here's  my  list  of  New  Plants  that  I  intend  to  add...  pls  let  me  know  if  they  are  correct.
 
 1)  Crypt  -  Â crispulata/  wendetii  (small  sz)
 2)  Red  Cobomba
 3)  Penny  Worth  (large)
 4)  Hair  Grass  (sml  &  Lrg)
 5)  Gaint  Grass
 6)  Ludwigia  -  Aromatica/  Articuata
 7)  Bacaopa  Moneri
 8.  Rotala  Wallichi
 
 Cyperus  helferi,  Ech.  augustifolia  well  these  plants  are  not  available  Sad  anyway  how  about  Ech.  arggentinensis???
 
 @  Nanu
 Then  tank  has  a  top  filter.  the  WC  is  25%  every  3days  &  25%  after  a  feed  of  GH.  which  is  usually  a  sat/sun  day.
 
 @  Anandaqu
 Yes  they  are  the  SAE's  but  they  are  too  costly  man
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:29 pm Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 Nice  start!  but  I  feel  this  tank  is  going  to  be  tight  for  discus  later  on.  That  glittering  white  rock  is  distracting  a  lot,  better  remove  it.  Similar  dark  rocks  will  give  the  tank  a  more  harmonious  look.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:19 am Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 Hey  Anand
 
 Even  I  was  at  Nautalis  around  couple  of  weekends  earlier,  and  am  sure  they  had  SAE  &  not  Flying  Fox.
 
 KK:  They  werent  much  costly,  around  $2.3  for  a  pair.
 
 Hope  this  helps
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:44 am Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

                                                   
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 They  werent  much  costly,  around  $2.3  for  a  pair.                  

 
 Since  when  is  Nautilus  selling  in  $  ??
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:46 pm Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 am  sorry  but  most  of  your  discus  have  poor  shape  and  badly  stunted
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:24 pm Post subject: Re: My Planted Discus Tank - redone with Redmud Reply with quote

 HI  KK,
 
 Very  nice  setup!  Agree  with  madan  on  some  more  plants  and  if  you  can  add  nice  piece  of  driftwood  in  the  mid  portion  .  It  will  realy  look  nice.
 
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