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Old 11-07-2005, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Here's some photos on the progress of my tank. Over thae last few months I've converted from an African Cichlid tank to a planted Discus tank. It's starting to come together. I am getting the hang of growing plants and now I need to focus on aquascaping. All comments welcome!

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Very nice tank!
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Awsome Tank! I can't wait until my 200 gallon tank flourish like yours. There is so many spot to fill!
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Nice tank! What are the specs?
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Specs are:

150 gal, 100% Eco-Complete Substrate
464 watts of PC lighting (384 watts @ 6700K and 80 watts @ 10,000K)
Pressurized CO2, Milwaukee regulator and contriller, AM 1000 diffuser
PH After CO2 = 6.7
PH Before CO2 = 7.9-8.0
CO2 = 51 ppm, by the chart, but I don't believe it. (I keep high surface movement)
KH = 8.5
GH = 15
Temp 83F - 85 F

KNO3 1.5 tsp 2X week
KH2PO4 0 (bleeding out PO4 from my Eco-Complete currently 10 ppm)
Traces = Flourish 25 mls 2X week, Flouris Iron 15 mls 2X week

Filtration: Bottom Drilled
Ocean Clear Canister
Ocean Clear Poly Bead Fluid Bed
18 watt UV sterilizer
Aquaclear 50 (water circulation)
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How do you deal with the 10 ppm PO4? This is not the greatest for the Discus.

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Looks like you've done a great job with the tank!
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Thank you all for the nice comments!

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How do you deal with the 10 ppm PO4? This is not the greatest for the Discus.

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The PO4 is not intentional. Its a problem with my Eco-Complete that I am tryoing to resolve through successive water changes. If it doesn't clear up in the next month or so, I'll completely change the substrate again. It seems to be falling slowly but surely. I'm not certain that 10 ppm is such a big deal for the discus. High PO4 levels in tanks are indicators of foul water quality, sort of a proxy for water quality, its not the PO4 thats bad.
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Aloha Edward, I just love looking at all your pics and the discus in your tank. Quite pleasing to the eyes. I have a planted discus tank also. Its a 72 bowfront.

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