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    Hey everyone!!!

    I am going to be setting up a discus tank in January and I need to work on a plant list.
    So my questiom is what type of plant would you put in your in your discus tank.

    Many Thanks DmD ;)
     
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    one of our members is Dirk Bellsted. He will tell you that having plants and discus is not a good idea. in fact in true Discus set up, discus thrive in very acidicwater. Plants dont thrive in acidic water.
     
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    Thanks for the replys ;) Ok so if plants and discus are a no no then what decoratins would I PT in??
     
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    I don't think that discus and plants are a no no, DMD.

    There are some awesome heavily planted discus tanks. Infact, most that I have seen are full of plants to make the discus feel more at home.

    It's probably the higher temperature that that these tanks run on, coupled with the fact that discus are known to be "sensitive" fish, so you need to know how to keep them happy, otherwise you will be wasting alot of money replacing fish and plants that did not make it.

    Why not start with some "normal" fish and plants. Get the tank up and running, and then when it's all settled in, and you know a bit more, migrate to trying your hand at a few discus.

    regards
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    Hi

    I am busy setting up a 1.5m Discus tank. The following setup by Takashi Amano has inspired me. There is clearly no problem keeping Discus and plants together. If you can read the test in the pic, he advises that these fellows actually bred in this setup ! Good luck.......

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    thanks for the props andre :)

    hey dmd, welcome to APSA!

    i havent found any problems with plants and discus, except a calcium deficiency, because of the low pH and soft water, but i am sorting that out with seachem equilibrium...

    the plants seem to grow fine in the warm acidic water.
     
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    Hey, "DmD".

    Have a look at the following link.

    I believe that if one is to keep fish, one should try and mimic it's natural habitat (regardless of wild or tank bred) as closely as possible.
     
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    Thanks for all the replys ;)
     

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