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Offline lorax84

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Re: Getting bored with discus...
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2015, 10:55:27 AM »
I've kept a number of heavily planted tanks over the years and the only ones that stay up for a long time for me have been some combination of SA dwarf cichlids and tetras. My favorite was GBRs, cardinal tetras and zebra otocinclus tank I had a number of years ago. I had that tank until m Rams kicked it so it was probably up for two years.

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Re: Getting bored with discus...
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2015, 09:34:03 PM »
Nice combination of plant colors. Look so fresh! :)

SA planted tank has a calming effect while African has exciting one lol.

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Re: Getting bored with discus...
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2015, 09:23:39 PM »
My wife wants more colorful discus so last weekend we bought some more 3.5 - 4" Yellow Crystal and Starlight discus (actually she doesn't like all of my Tangs tanks for the fish being small and not colorful).

I rescaped the tank to look more like SA planted tank with mostly driftwoods and some lava rocks.

To keep it looking simple and minimalist, I only use anubias and don't use bucephalandra at all.

Even after added the bucephalandra to other tanks, there is still plenty left over. So I put them in the sump and give LED light.

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I also got some cory adolfoi. Boy, they're so cute with their yellow brownish head and black stripes on the body :-*

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Re: Getting bored with discus...
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2015, 08:47:20 AM »
What a surprise, found the geos spawning, and I was lucky enough to see the male fertilizing the eggs!

Amazingly the territory the claim and guard is quite small compared to their body size (especially compared to N. brichardi who claimed the whole tank!)

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Re: Getting bored with discus...
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2015, 04:56:43 PM »
I had that exact species of geos in my 150 gallon but they had to go because my water is too hard for them. Heck my water even kills Malawi fish but Tangs breed like mad in it

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Re: Getting bored with discus...
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2015, 10:28:46 PM »
Doesn't fish usually adapt to the water?

My tap water is TDS 220ish. So they've been in this water for several months.

Then my wife wants more discus so I decided to get serious with this tank's water. I slowly dropped the TDS with each WC, until reaching TDS 126.

And then the geos spawn at this TDS so the water must be good for them. I hope this water is soft enough so their eggs can hatch because I read that for discus, the eggs can only hatch in soft water.

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Re: Getting bored with discus...
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2015, 05:28:55 AM »
That's cool!  Blue lips are cool too.  Good catch w/ the pics!
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Re: Getting bored with discus...
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2015, 09:10:54 AM »
Yeah they start coloring up nicely. I hope their colors get much brighter!