3 feet Discus tank

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3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby Kuna » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:39 pm

After a long time decided to keep the king of aquarium and made a 3 feet tank for them (with 2 feet DIY sump kind filter). The details are as below:

Tank Size: 3X2X1.5 ft
Hard scape material: ADA amazonia and decorative sand at the front, Drift wood and some collection rocks
Light: 2 X 54W T5HO (mostly I switch on only one)
Filter: DIY Sump kind, 23X15X18(H) inch with a 1200 L/H powerhead
Plants: Vals, bolbities, anubias nana, cyperus helferi etc.
Fishes: A group of Discuss + some cardinals and rummy nose + lots of cherry shrimps

Here are few pics of the setup
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After a week of plantation:
With Filter System
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And the FTS
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Re: 3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:18 pm

Perfect
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Re: 3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:18 pm

Very nice. Discus looks very beautiful in planted tanks.
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Re: 3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby pinaki_pal » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:08 pm

awesome set up.....what kind of discus ull b kerping here?!

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Re: 3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby Kuna » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:24 pm

Thanks Guys!!!

The Discuss are in their new home now :)

The bigger ones!!!
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The babies at their new home
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Blue diamond baby...
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The group :)  P. Eruptions and Clasic Turquoises
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Penang Eruption looking at the RCS
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Penang Eruption
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Re: 3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:59 pm

Beautiful. I afraid some of these may be infest by peppering with time.
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Re: 3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby Achintya » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:31 am

in the first discus I have seen 1 small BD along with eruption and turquoise discus. please separate that discus from this tank.this is the smallest of the lot and has a huge probability to be a stunted discus in future. raise it in a separate tank that you already do.

otherwise,apart from marlboro strain,which is in a separate tank,I don't believe other discus will have peepering on their bodies.

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Re: 3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby Romi » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:23 pm

what a lovely tank.

I hope you will be able to do always not only the requisite water changes but also the extra care that keeping the discus in a planted tank entails... the prettiest discus planted tank coolbig

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Re: 3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby jack » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:11 pm

one of the most beautiful discus setup seen heads up....

but didn't got your sump design please elaborate it...

how many discuss are you planning to keep in this 3 footer ?
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Re: 3 feet Discus tank

Unread postby Kuna » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:15 am

SCORPIO wrote:Beautiful. I afraid some of these may be infest by peppering with time.

Thanks Rajiv :) . One question, why some of these discuss may infest by peppering with time?

Achintya wrote:in the first discus I have seen 1 small BD along with eruption and turquoise discus. please separate that discus from this tank.this is the smallest of the lot and has a huge probability to be a stunted discus in future. raise it in a separate tank that you already do.

otherwise,apart from marlboro strain,which is in a separate tank,I don't believe other discus will have peepering on their bodies.

Thanks Achintya :) . Thanks for your suggestion, removed the BD from the main tank.

Romi wrote:what a lovely tank.

I hope you will be able to do always not only the requisite water changes but also the extra care that keeping the discus in a planted tank entails... the prettiest discus planted tank coolbig

Thanks Romi :)


jack wrote:one of the most beautiful discus setup seen heads up....

but didn't got your sump design please elaborate it...

how many discuss are you planning to keep in this 3 footer ?

Thanks Jack :)
Here is a rough diagram of my DIY sump/filter system.
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The storage area of the sump has been used to keep the babies :)

I have use the same idea for my filter as per the below video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt6eMowvuD8
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