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Old 07-05-2008, 09:43 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Yesterday I did a big... big trim! I felt the need to trim most of the plants on this aquarium to stop a plague of Hydra.
I havent seen hydra, until recently. They have been popping up in peoples tanks everywhere. And you are very far away from any of them I even had a couple of them appear in one of my tanks, but they dissappeared for some reason Tank looks great BTW
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:01 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Your tank and fish look fantastic once again! Hope you don’t mind answering a few questions:

Did you use normal glass for your tank and how thick was it?

Did you use special aquarium silicone or a normal everyday builder’s one?

Did the tall Echinodorus palaefolius var. latifolius outgrow the tank after all or you just decided to have a new look?

What is your discus normal diet and feeding schedule and does it affect the amount and type of fertilizers you use/don't use in this set-up?

I like the new look as much as the old one. What an inspiration!
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:29 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Boas Felipe

Faz um tempo que a gente não se fala, ficaste de vir ao Brasil e nada até agora heimmm...
O aquário está porreiro, muito natural... Lembro que no início você falou que seria mais uma montagem em que o povo poderia torcer o nariz, porém não é o que parece, para um aquário de baixa manutenção. Tenho problemas constantes com Ludwigias que não param de crescer!!!
Meus parabéns!!!
Esse site mostra somente variedades selvagens dos acarás Discus? http://www.amazon-exotic-import.de/G...4nge/INDEX.htm

Faoo beautiful aquarium, will compete in the AGA and ADA that year with him?

Hug

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Old 07-07-2008, 06:39 AM   #104 (permalink)
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INCREDIBLE, what happened to ur HUGE swords?
I just trimmed! I didn’t remove it.

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Did you remove them or have just done a 'hardcore' trim?
No, I just trimmed it to get more light on the bottom and to promote the growing of some plants; and reduce the propagation of hydra.

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I havent seen hydra, until recently. They have been popping up in peoples tanks everywhere. And you are very far away from any of them I even had a couple of them appear in one of my tanks, but they dissappeared for some reason Tank looks great BTW
I discussed this subject with a friend and he told me that had some hydra and disappears from one day to another… In my tank it was spreading so quickly and I felt the need of trim most of plants to reduce it.

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Your tank and fish look fantastic once again! Hope you don’t mind answering a few questions:
Did you use normal glass for your tank and how thick was it?
I used 12mm normal glass and 1mm of silicone into the junctions.
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Did you use special aquarium silicone or a normal everyday builder’s one?
Yes, normal silicone with fast dry.

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Did the tall Echinodorus palaefolius var. latifolius outgrow the tank after all or you just decided to have a new look?
I just answered before “No, I just trimmed it to get more light on the bottom and to promote the growing of some plants; and reduce the propagation of hydra.”

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What is your discus normal diet and feeding schedule and does it affect the amount and type of fertilizers you use/don't use in this set-up?
On the setup, I used a 7lt of ELOS bottom Mineral (is like ADA powersand), 1 bag of ELOS Terra Zero (recommended use for 100lt of water) composed by bio activators and micro & macro elements; with this rich soil you will reduce the liquid fertilization.
Also, I learned with previous setup (240L) that you need to control the amount of food that you give to discus. I only feed them 1 or 2 times a day with controlled doses and with the quantity that I know that it be eaten very fast by them. I feed them with granulate (SVD from ELOS) or frozen homemade food (made by me), they will not be independent of one kind of food and if some day I need more time to do the frozen food, I can feed them only with granulate.


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Boas Felipe
Faz um tempo que a gente não se fala, ficaste de vir ao Brasil e nada até agora heimmm...
O aquário está porreiro, muito natural... Lembro que no início você falou que seria mais uma montagem em que o povo poderia torcer o nariz, porém não é o que parece, para um aquário de baixa manutenção. Tenho problemas constantes com Ludwigias que não param de crescer!!!
Meus parabéns!!!
Esse site mostra somente variedades selvagens dos acarás Discus? http://www.amazon-exotic-import.de/G...4nge/INDEX.htm JACK
Oi Jack,
Ainda não fui ao Brasil mas acho que está para breve…
Quanto ao link, acho que você encontra aí de tudo um pouco, acho que são todas as espécies que são importadas da América do Sul, basta cortar no link e voltar á galeria para ver tudo que eles importam.


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Faoo beautiful aquarium, will compete in the AGA and ADA that year with him?
ADA doesn’t value this kind of aquarium / layout, perhaps next year if this aquarium will be as I intend, I will send it. For AGA… how knows!

Thanks to all for the comments and compliments!

Cheers,

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Old 07-07-2008, 04:27 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Hi,
This adhesive is only to define the silicon area, after the glasses are placed with silicon you will have exceeded silicon, you need to remove it with your hands and after that you remove the adhesive.
FAAO, cheers for the reply. What I meant with the question was which type of Silicone did you use? Here in Australia, we have a black silicone, like the one you used, but it is not suitable for aquariums, so I am wondering which brand you used? Cheers
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:01 PM   #106 (permalink)
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ADA doesn’t value this kind of aquarium / layout, perhaps next year if this aquarium will be as I intend, I will send it. For AGA… how knows!
guess!

Aquariums of the ADA are very beautiful, but the prizes are always among them!

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:27 PM   #107 (permalink)
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very cool
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:13 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Hi there,

Here it is some new and fresh pictures of this aquarium.

Since I trimmed all the big swords of echinodorus, the plants have more light and with a good fertilization and CO2, tenellus gained some red coloration.


Close-up picture of one leaf of tenellus.


Another close-up, this time to a Red Alenquer Discus... or part of it!


Apistogramma trifasciata, this fish is amazing and very peaceful to keep with discus!




Right side of the aquarium where it is placed the ELOS REA50 co2 Reactor. Very beautiful! I think that someone asked sometime ago for some pictures...


Take a look at the small particles of CO2 that comes from the reactor. Since I changed the circulation pump to an Eheim compact 1002 (1000lth) the Co2 is now more dissolved in the water.


Another one!


Finally, a panoramic picture of this tank! I hope that you enjoy it


Cheers,

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Old 07-15-2008, 04:47 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Beautiful photos as always!!

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Old 07-15-2008, 06:28 PM   #110 (permalink)
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What a wonderful fish tank....i am drooling now...Thanks for those nice pics.
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