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Old 01-24-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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Warm greetings to everyone in this -30 degrees wind chills!
We just want to share with you the progress of our winter garden - in short, our Planted Discus Aquarium - all comments and suggestions are welcome:

A month ago, it look like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjNbQrBpfCQ

and this:

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Old 01-25-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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January 24, 2011

My daughter bought a juvenile Turquoise Gold Discus yesterday from Cam's Aquarium in Mississauga. Now we have a total of 5 juvenile discus. I think that's enough for a 67 gallon tank. What do you think?

Here is the latest video of our aquarium:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OZQ4pOMdLg

3 Months Old Planted Aquarium as of January 24, 2011

Tank Size:

48 X 18 X 18 inches
67.32 U.S. Gallons

Residents:

5 Juvenile Discus
3 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Brazilian Flounders
15 Amano Shrimps
10 Ghost Shrimps
5 Cherry Red Shrimps
20 Harlequin Rasboras

Plants:

Bylxa Japonica
Dwarf Hair Grass
Riccia Fluitans
Taiwan Moss
Red Tiger Lotus
Indian Red Sword
Bacopa Monnieri
Rotala Indica
Ludwigia Repens
Corkscrew Vallisneria
Brazilian Micro Sword
Cryptocoryne undulata
Cabomba
3 Fortune Bamboos

Lights:

Modified Light Strip from Home Depot (32 Watts)

Fluorescent:
2 x 30 inches Lightning Rod T6 Superlux High Lumen Lamp (25 watts)
(One Dual Day Actinic and one Ultimate Reptile Lamp - $1 from Big Als - What a Great find!!)

Filters:

RENA Filstar XP2 Cannister (for 75 Gallons)
Classic Whisper Power Filter (for 60 Gallons)
Rio 600 Internal Powerhead / Filter
2 Sponge Filters
I am a firm believer in over filtration

CO2:

DIY (Sugar + Yeast in a 2 Liter POP Bottle using my XP2 Cannister filter as the diffuser)


Fertilizer:

Tropica Plant Nutrition+ capsules
Red Sea Flora Gro+ (Liquid Fertilizer)
Red Sea Flora Dose Mineral Tablets
Kent Botanica Vita (Liquid Fertilizer)

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looks good, it's filling in nicely

may I ask where you bought the rocks?
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The big one on the right is from a friends farm - north of Milton - the rest I bought for about 25 cents /pound from Van Beeks - a local garden supply store at Lower base line also in Milton
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may I ask where you bought the rocks?
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Van Beeks is a good place, lots of garden supplies and nice rock you can scoop for your scapes.

I know the daughter of the owner personally, great people !

Your tank is coming a long nicely. You may be able to fit a couple more discus in there if you keep up with your waterchanges nicely.
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Very nice tank setup...thanks for sharing.
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whats the grid-like things in the back?
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egg crate.
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Wow finally get to see this tank. Look great man! Be warned, those RCS could be a tasty snacks for discus. I know you got some empty tanks around, you have those sponge filters ready, time to fire up another tank and setup a shrimp farm my brother.
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whats the grid-like things in the back?
@Brian - egg crate: is that what you call it?

I bought it at home depot as flourescent cover.
Personally, I didn't really like to see heaters and filter tubes in the background of any aquarium - I like the natural look, then I got an idea of using the "egg crate" to cover the filters and Filter tubes and will also serve as hiding place (a cave) for our shy discus and riccia and taiwan moss wall. The riccia has not totally cover the egg crate yet that's why it's showing...I may need more riccia to speed up the process.

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