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Caton's high-tech 75g custom rimless tank
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Fern
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PostPosted: 2010.11.16(Tue)17:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discus do much better with at least 4 in there. They are a very social fish.
Typically you would want 6 and that many won't work in that size tank and the lowest I would recommend would be 4.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.16(Tue)21:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys said I had to at least have a 90 gallon..... (to have discus)
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PostPosted: 2010.11.17(Wed)3:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not uncommon to find a solitary Discus - just as you often find an angel that doesn't want to share it's tank with it's own species.
That is why I suggested a returned one and most definitely not a juvenile.

The tank is large enough for a group but not with other species and a small RO unit would be working flat out for the essential water changes.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.17(Wed)11:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
the tank is large enough for a group but not wild be working flat out for the essential water changes.


My r/o unit is rated to like 250gpd...I don't think that is small from what I have seen.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.17(Wed)15:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should really think about chnging the title.... Wink
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PostPosted: 2010.11.17(Wed)17:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

ak dylpickles wrote:
you should really think about chnging the title.... Wink


Its changed.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.17(Wed)20:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice title, the stocking plan that diademhill gave you seems pretty nice.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.18(Thu)1:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have decided to trash the idea of getting a discus, I want one...some day. But when I can get a bigger (or at least taller) tank.

Here is my planned stocking list if nothing is wrong with it:

40x rummy tetra
6x sterbai cories
1x L-102 (snowball pleco)
2x apistogramma (haven't deiced on what kind yet) OR
10x columbian tetras

I know this sounds a bit steep (don't forget...55g sump), but I am working out the design for a auto-mated water-changer thingy, where I have the tank drain via outflow pipe from sump to the drain and then have a pump or have it gravity feed a 30/70 mix of R/O water down. I know I don't need r/o with these fish but I want them to be happy and possibly breed. I know I can't breed cories unless they are in a pH of 7.6 or less (or at least it would be harder to)

Just noticed something....this tank would be a bio-type. I think I might need to throw in something Asian just to get my head off of making this a SA only tank.
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PostPosted: 2010.11.18(Thu)4:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halve the rummies.

This is not a biotope as there are fish that would not share the same waterways in the wild. They just all happen to be from South America.

Look at Laetacara dorsigera Wink
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PostPosted: 2010.11.18(Thu)10:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
Halve the rummies.

This is not a biotope as there are fish that would not share the same waterways in the wild. They just all happen to be from South America.

Look at Laetacara dorsigera Wink


Soo...

20x rummies
6x stebai cories
1x L-102
10x columbian tetra
Pair Laetacara dorsigera?

The reason why I am giving such high stocking numbers is because with the big sump, inside that sump lots of plant and media and because the tank itself is going to be heavily planted with multiple species of plants from the Genus rotala with hopefully a ricca or HC, or a Staurogyne sp foreground (courtesy of Tom Barr....maybe) and maybe even some mini pellia tied to a piece of driftwood with some S
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