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Setting up my 135

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by les2011, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. les2011

    les2011 Junior Poster

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    I have a 135 gallon aquarium, in which I'm looking to go with a planted Discus community setup. Going with driftwood and caves as my hard scape because I would like to go with a mix of Discus, Congo & albino Congo tetras, a mix of Cory cats, 2x albino long fin busynose plecos, 2x golden dojo loach, some koi swordtails, and a mix of red cherry shrimp and orange halo shrimp. I'm still mulling over my filtration choices: a dedicated wet dry filter with dual overflows and a secondary canister filter, or 2 dedicated canister filters. Lighting I would like a 72" LED setup or power compact. A hydor in line heater, and I need to decide on the CO2 setup as this is the only part I'm new to, being that I've had a 125 aquarium prior to this one. Which I still own as well and am thinking of going salt with that one, because I've always wanted to try my hand at a saltwater community setup. As far as ordering Discus I've seen a lot of info on this forum about Hans and I've also talked with him as well but I haven't heard anything about Discus Madness out of Union, NJ, so I wanted to know if anyone has ordered from him as well and what are your thoughts.
     
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    A mix of discus and congo tetras might not be an optimal choice. Congo tetras are very fast eaters and discus are very bad when it comes to food competition. The congos might also munch your shrimp. Keep that in mind. A school of congo tetras is an eye catcher, but so are discus. Choices, choices...;)

    When buying a CO2 setup for your tank, make sure it's capacity is adequate, even a bit overdone can't hurt.
     
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