450L Discus Aquarium

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    Thanks guys
    Jean... do you know where i will beable to get a more "rooty" driftwood from in the east rand area??
     
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    For that you can try Loolilocks.
     
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    Get lots of wood on that tank, coming from the top down... you can make an amazing scape, and natural scape, on such a large tank. Happy fish means that you will see them more and more, and that has to be a good thing, right?
     
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    Looking forward to seeing how this tank develops, planted discuss tanks are some of my favorite :thumb:
     
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    Just an update on the tank...

    put un the substrate today, let me know what u guys think.

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    Looks really nice..
     
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    Looking good, if you have not done so already you need to work out a way or retaining the brown (flourite is it ?)corner mounds before they slide back to ground zero.. so using say a rock strata, wood or perhaps hidden and buried plastic barriers will work...
     
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    Hi Trevor

    I was thinking of putting some river pebbles along the edges and drift wood to keep it up.

    i was just thinking that that area is not the biggest area for planting and might need a few more bags of flourite there
     
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    Following :wave:
     
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    That should work or anything to create the ridge or step. It's amazing how quickly things level off without retainers.
     
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    Hi all
    Thanks for the response, i have been way too busy at the office and only had a chance to fill up the tank on Sunday.

    here are pics of the tank filled, still very murky and so signs of it clearing up?!?!

    I cant understand why, i washed all the substrate and filter media, and yet it is still very murky :mad:

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    Seachem Clarity works wonders to suspend the particles
     
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    Any new tank will be murky be patient
     
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    Get some purigen, and place it on the filter.. otherwise some sort of floculant, Tetra sells a nice one for ponds, really concentrate.. add it to the tank and wait a couple of hours, then turn off the filters and a 100% water change...

    But purigen is the best option..
     
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    Ok so, the tank FINALLY cleared up thanks to a lil filter matting and chemicals.

    I got myself some lights, Quad T5, and a Jager Heater.

    Took the plants from the old tank and stuck them in, obviously need a whole lot more, (any donations lol :thumb:)

    Threw in one neon just to test if the water is ok.

    Temp is 27 degrees with out the heater even in the tank!!!

    Here are a few Pics...

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    Tanks looks great :thumbsup:, but I don't think your high plants at the back are true aquatic. Think they are Peace lilly's (Spathiphyllum Wallisii). Also you anubias shouldn't be planted in the substrate. Rather tie them to a piece of wood or rocks. They grow much better this way and don't stand the chance of the Rhizome rotting.

    Also maybe look into a background for the tank. That wall socket is a bit distracting.
     
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    YAY Discus is coming today!!!! :hello2:
     
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    Is the Discus going into your new tank?
     

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