Dane's Aquariums

Discussion in 'Members Systems' started by Drab808, Sep 27, 2017.

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Which of the three tanks do you like the most??

  1. 1. The 250l discus tank

  2. 2. The 100l high tech tank

  3. 3. The 16l low tech shrimp tank

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    Drab808

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    I'm guessing so yes, or maybe I did and didn't notice. But it's done now, so gonna use it as an excuse to make a better Scape and get a nicer tank:cool:
     
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    Sorry to hear about the tank
    Now you have an excuse to get a bigger one :)
     
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    A potential sump for another tank ???
     
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    I will definitely keep it and use it as a quarantine or as you said a potential sump one day
     
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    So guys this weekend I finally received my 6 discus!!! These are really high quality parasite free discus and are only 8 weeks old. I am overjoyed to have finally received them and now it's all about growing them out to full size.

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    I have 2 red turquoise and 4 brilliant turquoise.
     
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    They are magnificent @Drab808 !!!

    All the best!
     
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    WOW....what are you dosing the planted tanks?

    Will you replace the cracked pane or the whole tank?
     
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    Thanks man


    Was dosing pmdd but now I'm not dosing anything and have no algae issues or anything. Plants growing like crazy. Used mineralised topsoil and osmocote.

    Going to get a whole new tank. 8mm bevelled edges and all
     
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    Sorry stupid question...what is mineralised top soil? And how do you determine the amount of LED light needed to grow plants as WPG is not relevant?
     
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    It's topsoil which is wetted then left to dry over and over to break down organics or get rid of organics, then has clay added to it to make a nutritious soil. I just basically got an led which was bright and went the full length of my tank as it had a dimmer so I could dim it if it is too bright.
     
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    Just some quick update photos of the babies!!

    Absolutely loving my new experience with discus! Gotta say though, didn't realize how much these lil buggers would eat!! Feeding 6 times a day and each time it's like they haven't been fed for days.

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    Dane just watch very carefully that a piece of food does not get stuck under or against those rocks - baby Discus don't have a strong digestive and imune system yet and are very prone to problems if a piece of food goes off before they eat it. They are looking awesome - you doing such a great job with them !!
     
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    Don't stress bud. I vacuum the tank daily moving everything and wiping down all surfaces
     
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    Looking good!
    Yes, Discus will eat until they are almost bursting.
    With mine, as they got bigger, I started cutting down on the feeds until it was twice a day.
     
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    I watch their tummy's and can kinda see when they are full so I manage it like that
     
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    @Drab808 ....They looking very, very beautiful...
     
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    So a lot has happened since the last update. Finally got my float valve for the RO system so now it's a breeze making WC water everyday. Furthermore I bought myself 2 hydra 26 (not HD) and a Director and have installed it on the tank. This means I can ramp the lights however I want and set different modes for viewing and for photos and it's all controlled through an app!! Soo chuffed!

    The fish had a minor bought of bacterial nodes that appeared but some vigorous water changing and salt and the removal of all ornaments sorted out the issue pronto.

    Some photos from tonight.

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    Ja Dane, I'm afraid that bb, no ornamnets or rocks or wood is the most advised method to raise them. When adults you can do whatever obviously.
    I don't see you talking about it - but do you have a UV system in your setup?
    The trouble with feeding so heavily, (and as we all know, you do not have another option with juvenile fish) is that if the tiniest bit of food gets stuck somewhere it does cause a problem and promotes bacteria. Those fish are so awesoeme they will be huge in 6 months time.
     
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    Thought a piece of driftwood would be okay but as soon as I saw issues put it came.

    No I do not have a UV system. I don't believe it to be necessary and getting one that actually does anything would require large wattage UV or low flow which means I would need a separate loop.

    Hopefully I can grow them to their full potential!!
     

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