"GreenLand" - PLANTED DISCUS TANK

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Hi, after my previous project with some South American Ciclids and wild Discus: www.oscarfishlover.com/forum/13-the-oscar-fish/299061-amazonland-185gal here´s my new project mainly about Discus (not the wild type any more) and with a good looking planted layout :)

Startup: 14MAI14

Tank: 180x60x65 (alt.) = 702lts (185Gal). 12mm glass with french bars.

Stand: 180x60x90

Lights: 2 x 80w T5 HO ( 1 x 6.500k + 1 x 8.000k)

Filters:
- Eheim 2180 (25w) filled with 6lts Sera Siporax + 3lts Seachem Matrix + Sponges and Filter pads Eheim
- JBL 1501 (20w) filled with 3lts Sera Siporax + 1,5lts JBL Micromec + Sponges JBL

Heater: 500w Termo (on board the 2180)

Hardscape:
- 36kg ADA Amazonia
- 8kg sand
- 2 large woods
- Several rocks

Water analysis:
- pH = 6.7 to 7.3
- KH = 4
- GH = 5
- TDS = 175
- NH3 = 0
- NO2 = 0
- NO3 = 10

Fish:
- 20 Caridinas Japónicas (3JUN14)
- 6 Crossocheilus Siamensis (3JUN14 )
- 5 Neritinas (3JUN14 )
- 8 Corydoras Sterbai (20JAN14)
- 7 Corydoras Melanistius (18JUN14)
- 40 Hemigrammus rhodostomus (20JUN14)
- 50 Paracheirodon axelrodi (20JUN14)
- 12 Symphysodon aequifasciatus (7 2JAN14 + 5 20JUN14)

Plants:
- Eleocharis Parvula
- Staurogyne Repens
- Anubias barteri
- Flaming Moss
- Microsorum Pteropus
- Limnophila Sessiflora
- Echinodorus Rosé
- Hygrophila Polisperma
- Hygrophila Corymbosa
- Echinodorus Bleheri
- Nymphaea Lotus
- Echinodorus Latifolius

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After some research about plants heres the first plan:


Some new stuff bought for this project:


Thinking about the layout...


Hardscape...




Filling it in...


Video:


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TIME TABLE:

DAY 7



DAY 80



100 DAYS...

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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:"GreenLand" - PLANTED DISCUS TANK

Wow. Looks awesome!

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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beautiful aquascaping -

that's a beast inside the tank ~ where you catch that?
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jmunroe thanks.

tehmole thank you too. About that beast, if you refer to the 3rd picture the big fish on red t-shirt is a kind of a crazysealion :) y got it some 20 and some years ago (i'm 38 now) :silly:
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More recente pictures:







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One Hundred Days! :silly:

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DBLN8 replied the topic: "GreenLand" - PLANTED DISCUS TANK

Beautiful tank!
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ernie replied the topic: Re:"GreenLand" - PLANTED DISCUS TANK

Drop dead gorgeous...that is a real talent you have
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DBLN8 wrote: Beautiful tank!

ernie wrote: Drop dead gorgeous...that is a real talent you have


Thanks! :blush: but I've had some help from friends :)

Have you seen the vídeo? it was not working before?
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[Thanks! :blush: but I've had some help from friends :)

Have you seen the vídeo? it was not working before?[/quote]
Video very impressive as well.
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