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135 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - 135Gal planted discus and tetra tank on a 75gal sump
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135 gallons planted tank (mostly live plants and fish) - 135Gal planted discus and tetra tank on a 75gal sump

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Country: Canada
Description: Display is a 135gal planted discus tank on a 75gal sump, almost 400W of 6700K T5HO lighting, pool filter sand over oil dry over mineralized soil substrate, substrate cable heating, pressurized CO2
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Fish Kept: Discus, cardinal tetras, ember tetras, harlequin rasboras, Bolivian rams, bn plecs, cory sterbai, cherry shrimp, Amano shrimp, SAE
Corals/Plants: Limnophila aquatica, Limnophila sessilifolia, Hygrophila difformis, Hygrophila angustifolia, Hygrophila polysperma, Hygrophila polysperma var. green, Hygrophila salicifolia, Rotala rotundifolia, Rotala macandra, Rotala indica, Java fern, Java fern windelov, Java moss, Nesaea crassicaulis, Anubias Nana, Anubias nana var. petit, Anubias barteri,Amazon swords, Ozelot sword, Red lotus, Lily, Micranthemum umbrosum, Dwarf sag, HC, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Bacopa australis, Bacopa monnieri, Lobelia cardinalis, Ludwigia repens broadleaf, Different crypts, Vallisneria spiralis and others that I am sure I am forgetting.
Tank Size: 135 gallons


I have this tank set between 82-84 degrees (F. Everyone is happy and spawning. Cardinals, C. sterbai and discus like the warmer water, the shrimp are fairly adaptable, and harlequins are happy around 82 degrees. Good luck with the discus! They are a great fish, full of character! You shouldn't have trouble with the higher temperatures, so long as you increase the temperature gradually. Just keep an eye on the fish, as warmer water carries less oxygen - if you need to, you could temporarily add an airstone (or permanently, if you don't have plants and add CO2). fish avatar
I have a question for you since I have similar fish (rasboras, cory sterbai, cherry shrimp, cardinal and glow light tetras), and wanted to add Discus. But what temperature do you set the tank at so that it's warm enough for the Discus but not baking the others?! I read the highest to go for rasboras/tetras/corys would be 77 but that the Discus really need 79 or preferably higher. Please help! fish avatar


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