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Hello From Menifee, Ca

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Stacie McMullen, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Stacie McMullen

    Stacie McMullen New Member

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    Hello All and thank you to all of you who have experience in the hobby for being so willing to share your knowledge and experience.

    I have been keeping discus for about 4 years now, fish for about 20 years. I am just beginning my second attempt into a planted discus tank after a first failed attempt at aquascaping/ planting about a year ago. Unfortunately, on my first try I spent hours gluing moss to create a tree and planting a few stems and swords without heading the advice of how heavily I needed to plant or knowing enough about lighting and CO2 needs. My current tank has been running for a year, but I just enriched the soil and added plants and CO2 a week and a half ago. Hopefully, between what I have learned and what I am learning I will be successful this try.

    Here are the current specs and I will post pics, schedules, and plans in my journal post:

    150 gallon bowfront tank
    2 Aquaclear 150 HOB filters (bought a Fluval FX6, but don't know whether or not to add it)
    1 24" NCrew LED in center of tank
    72" off-brand LED light bar in back of the tank
    2 Current USA Satellite light bars at front of the tank angled on the bow
    Fluval stratum + Ecotech Complete base of substrate (2" depth at back of tank, none in front and middle)
    CaribSea Super Naturals inert sand layer on top for discus coloration
    Currently no soil ferts, just dosing water with Seachem potassium, Flourish, and iron when doing water changes every 2-3 days.
    CO2 set to 3 bubbles per second (I think); indicator is bluish-green
    4- 5"+ discus
    1- Golden dwarf ram
    1- Female betta
    2- Singapore shrimp
    3- Glass shrimp
     
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    Welcome. Sounds like a nice tank, keep us updated and don't hesitate to ask any questions you have.
     
  3. Stacie McMullen

    Stacie McMullen New Member

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    Thank you! I am excited to try plants again. The tanks I see you all post are gorgeous and I would like to provide that beauty for my family to enjoy. It's so peaceful!
     
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