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Old 11-07-2008, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 37 and 90 Gallon Planted discus Tank

This are one of my tank thats been running about 9 months now. None Co2 injected just dosing seachem fertz. If you want to see more of the aquarium see my pictures. I got 90 gallon tall aquarium Higt tech trying to mature. For better pictures se my pictures.
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Default Re: 37 Gallon Planted discus Tank

is it the same tank in the three pictures?
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Default Re: 37 Gallon Planted discus Tank

1st and 2nd pictures are my 37 gallon. The 3rd picture is my 90 gallon that i just started. Im having problems with my 90 gallons it has alot of diatoms (brown algae).
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Default Re: 37 Gallon Planted discus Tank

Sherwin,

Very nice tank. Isn't 38 gallons a bit too small for discus? Though I don't have any, I remember reading that they need a lot of space to swim.

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Default Re: 37 Gallon Planted discus Tank

Seems small for 3 discuss. Especially since they have more requirements for water quality than most fish, the smaller tanks tend to be much more unstable than bigger aquariums.

The tank is decorated very nicely and it looks like you are gettting a good start on your 90
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Default Re: 37 Gallon Planted discus Tank

Thank you... I got 5 discus four 5" and one 3" their water is changed every 4 days. There are only few plants left in my 37 gallon more room for my discus to swim, most of it got trasnfered to my 90 gallon. Im planning to move them as soon as my other tank matures. Im still looking for plants that I can put in there. Do you all guys know any red plants that will be suitable for discus tank. I keep my discus at 84 degrees temp. I already have red tiger lotus I need a red plant to put at the back that will grow tall...

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Default Re: 37 Gallon Planted discus Tank

I am new here and unfamiliar with what will work so I will let one of the experts on here answer = )
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Default Re: 37 Gallon Planted discus Tank

I'm confused...you are saying that the last picture (cube) is a 90 gal?
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Default Re: 37 Gallon Planted discus Tank

Sorry for the confusion I got 2 tanks the first 2 pictures are my 37 gallon and the last pics was my 90 gallon.
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Default Re: 37 Gallon Planted discus Tank

Brown algae and green dust algae (collects on the glass but easy to remove) are typically a sign of too many nutrients and not enough plants to consume them. Nutrients could come from over fertilization or over feeding. As the tank matures, and the plants get established, it will go away as long as you're doing the other things right. For now all you can do is remove it (manually or get some bristlenose plecos, these don't grow large and are safe with Discus) and do water changes more often. If you have the lights on more than 8hrs a day, you should decrease that at least until the tank matures. Also, CO2 would help plant growth.
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