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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:49 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 18th April with new phot Reply with quote

 Sridhar,from  what  I  know,one  would  not  find  ANY  plants  where  discus  come  from.Water  is  too  darkly  stained  to  sustain  any  full  time  aquatic  plants......most  plants  seen  are  actually  terestrial  plants  submerged  due  to  seasonal  flooding.So,strictly  speaking  no  echinodorus  too.But  my  main  concern  was  regarding  the  roots  rotting  in  the  sand.They  wont  be  visible  to  you.With  other  plants  everything  is  clearly  visible,and  you  can  take  necessary  steps  to  fix  things  if  you  see  any  decaying  plants.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:06 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 18th April with new phot Reply with quote

 Well  I'm  always  for  a  biotope  tank  Thumb Up  Â &  as  murthy  expressed  "creativity  &  complication"  which  makes  it  even  more  difficult  &  when  you  achive  that  you  are  at  a  blissfull  high  with  your  passion/hobby.  I've  been  keeping  discus  in  regular  golden  sand  for  quite  some  time  now  &  I  feel  they  love  it.  Well  although  only  in  the  recent  times  the  worm  of  "planted"  has  bitten  me  and  I'm  trying  my  very  best  to  make  a  sucessfull  planted  discus  tank.  even  though  my  plants  are  not  doing  very  well(i'm  a  noob  Crying or Very sad  )  the  discus  seem  to  love  it.  
 
 
 and  belive  me  folks  after  a  hard  day  at  work...  when  the  room  lights  turn  off  &  with  a  dim  tube  on  my  planted  discus  tank......it  gives  me  the  much  needed  trnaquil  &  when  I  realize  that  this  all  has  been  done  by  my  self  the  high  that  is  felt  cannot  be  penned  in  words.  Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:13 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 18th April with new phot Reply with quote

 Yes  Discus  biotope  is  filled  with  amphibian  plants...  if  I  may  use  the  lingo.
 they  have  a  lot  of  bog  wood  &  hanging  roots  of  trees  in  the  water...very  close  to  each  other  with  little  slit  like  gaps  between  them.  That  is  1  reason  for  the  shape  of  Discus  and  hence  the  name  Smile  .  there  may  be  very  few  hobbyist  who  might  go  tho  the  length  of  imitating  the  exact  biotope.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:01 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 21st May ) Reply with quote

 It  has  been  almost  close  to  a  month  since  i  took  some  photos.  So  thought  i  will  update  some  that  i  took  yesterday.  Hope  you  like  them.  The  journey  so  far  has  been  good.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:10 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 21st May) Reply with quote

 Howdy  Sridhar!  The  Discus  look  more  bonny  than  ever.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:31 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 21st May) Reply with quote

 wow  looks  nice!!  Clapping  
 better  than  before  Thumbs Up   Cheer
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:02 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 21st May) Reply with quote

 some  photos  of  my  tank  (Front  View)  ...
 
 
 
 
 
 Side  View  ....
 
 
 
 
 
 Photos  of  the  tank  mates  ....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Some  shots  of  the  Heckels  ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:18 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 7th July) Reply with quote

 Looking  good  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:39 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 7th July) Reply with quote

 Shridhar,  I  was  discussing  a  whole  lot  of  things  with  Adip,  among  all  and  sundry,  I  culled  one  piece  of  important  info  from  the  noise,  I  doubt  adip  too  has  realised  the  potential  in  this.
 
 With  Amazonia  +  Power  Sand  +  Daily  Water  Changes  -  there  is  no  need  to  dose  any  micros  +  macros  for  plant  growth.
 
 CO2  +  lighting  is  sufficient  for  plant  growth.  Amazonia  takes  care  of  required  nutrients
 
 Planted  Discus  tank  could  be  worth  a  try  now,  if  you  put  in  place  a  continuous  flow  through  system.
 
 I'll  try  out  this  next  time  I  am  around.  My  problem  at  home  will  be  leading  the  continuous  water  flow  out  of  the  aquarium,  and  the  size  of  the  aquarium.
 
 The  Sunday  meetings  at  ASK  should  restart,  we  are  running  short  of  networking  in  Bangalore.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:43 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 7th July) Reply with quote

                                                   
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 The  Sunday  meetings  at  ASK  should  restart,  we  are  running  short  of  networking  in  Bangalore.                

 
 I  second  this,  sir.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:05 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 7th July) Reply with quote

                                                   
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With  Amazonia  +  Power  Sand  +  Daily  Water  Changes  -  there  is  no  need  to  dose  any  micros  +  macros  for  plant  growth.
 
 CO2  +  lighting  is  sufficient  for  plant  growth.  Amazonia  takes  care  of  required  nutrients                  

 
 This  is  what  even  I  was  thinking  for  a  long  time,  but  what  about  the  plants  that  take  nutrients  from  the  water  column.
 
 I  had  stopped  dosing  for  a  while  in  my  Planted  tank  (with  laterite  and  humus  base)  and  all  other  plants  were  fine,  except  for  the  anubais,  slowly  it  started  to  turn  pale  on  me,  until  I  have  started  Dry  dosing  again.  What  about  those?  
 
 I  just  hope  Amazonia  2  comes  down  in  price  as  a  Planted  Discus  tank  can't  really  be  a  nano
 
 BTW.  Very  nicly  done  Sridhar
 The  fish  seem  to  have  more  color  now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:33 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 7th July) Reply with quote

 @sridhar
 nice  job  !!  Thumb Up  
 the  discus  are  looking  very  nice  and  colorful  so  as  the  cardinals  Clapping
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 Madan,
 
    In  this  tank  there  is  no  Amazonia.  It  is  only  Bright  Sand  from  ADA  about  5  bags  of  them.  I  am  not  dosing  anything  for  the  tank,  nor  there  is  co2.  I  am  only  using  the  Rosetta  capsules  from  Ferka.  I  put  the  capsules  under  each  of  the  echinodorus  once  in  a  month.  Water  change  is  once  in  a  week  about  about  25-30  %  (75%  of  RO  water  and  25  %  normal  tap  water).
 
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Shridhar,  I  was  discussing  a  whole  lot  of  things  with  Adip,  among  all  and  sundry,  I  culled  one  piece  of  important  info  from  the  noise,  I  doubt  adip  too  has  realised  the  potential  in  this.
 
 With  Amazonia  +  Power  Sand  +  Daily  Water  Changes  -  there  is  no  need  to  dose  any  micros  +  macros  for  plant  growth.
 
 CO2  +  lighting  is  sufficient  for  plant  growth.  Amazonia  takes  care  of  required  nutrients
 
 Planted  Discus  tank  could  be  worth  a  try  now,  if  you  put  in  place  a  continuous  flow  through  system.
 
 I'll  try  out  this  next  time  I  am  around.  My  problem  at  home  will  be  leading  the  continuous  water  flow  out  of  the  aquarium,  and  the  size  of  the  aquarium.
 
 The  Sunday  meetings  at  ASK  should  restart,  we  are  running  short  of  networking  in  Bangalore.                

 
 Though  i  would  love  to  try  it  out,  the  maintenance  required  for  such  tank  is  making  me  think  twice.  I  personally  felt  that  the  Wild  Discus  do  not  look  good  in  a  fully  planted  tank.  Maybe  it  would  be  good  for  the  domestic  strains.  I  had  them  in  the  planted  tank  before  they  were  moved  to  this  tank  and  they  are  looking  much  better  after  i  did  that.  
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:00 pm Post subject: Re: Wild Caught Discus ( updated on 7th July) Reply with quote

 Sridhar  sir
 Anymore  updates  on  your  lovely  heckels???
 Its  been  over  2  months.  Would  love  to  see  an  update  Smile
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