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New 55 Discus tank

Discussion in 'New World' started by bossanova, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. YSS

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    Looking good so far. Good luck with them!
     
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    Yup. Need some tall plants. Get some anubias barteri to attach to the driftwood at least. Add some green. They will love it.
     
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    looking nice!
     
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    I'm going to stick to hardscape for now, until I get in a solid groove at least with keeping these guys again. I like having open space for ease of debris management too
     
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    That's fine. I only use attached plants. No rooting plants. Makes cleaning easier.
     
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    5 day update! They're eating a ton, getting better color and acting way less skittish:

     
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    I see you went with the leopard snakeskins despite my terrible photo! Don't they look nice when they settle in?
     
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    I had to do it! It's the ones I always wanted and you sealed the deal, so thanks!
     
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    Quick update! These guys are doing awesome, eating a ton and settling in..!

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    They look really nice...loved your setup too...
     
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    Very nice! Makes me want a discus tank.
     
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    You need some more dark colors in the tank to draw their dark colors out. They are washed right now.
     
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    Obligatory 4-week update video: all are well and thriving. Lost a couple of cories (I think it's too hot for them at 84.5) and added a few plecos from Cory

     
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    Very nice! Looking good.
     
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    At 7 weeks, they're looking like:

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    Well, it finally happened, I lost one :(

    Poor guy got stuck between the back glass and the heater/canister intake tubes. It was behind the driftwood so I didn't see it for a couple of days... sucks!!
     
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    ouch! sorry for the loss, hope other are doing well.

    did you lose a runt? probably one who got bullied and pushed behind the heater in way that it could not come out?
     
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    Sorry about that! Looks great otherwise :)

     
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    Not sure, but everyone else is doing fine. I think it might have been during those discus "omg I'm freaking out the lights just turned on" moments where everyone just darts around. Maybe just darted back there and got stuck.
     
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    August update:

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    They're prob about 5" inches now
     
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