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Old 04-28-2015, 09:14 AM   #1
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Wild discus biotope with terrestrial setup

Hey all,

Just thought I'd show my reaquascaped discus biotope.

Not a strict biotope, but here I've tried to emulate the blackwater environment.
Discus are from John Kreatsoulas (snookn21). It's a drilled 54 gallon with about a 15 gallon wet/dry sump. Not much room to work with but I tried to maximize the space. Thanks for checking in! Enjoy and I'd appreciate any feedback.

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4 Cameta Yellow Brown
2 Blue Acara (pair)
7 Bleeding Heart Tetra
4 Skunk Cory
1 Gold Nugget Pleco

http://youtu.be/eX5ycx_Dhq4

I have a small planted terrestrial setup above the waterline to serve as an implied shoreline which darkens the backside of the tank adding a bit of visual depth. I'll post a video soon detailing the planted setup. Thanks!
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Looks incredible! Just commented on the vid btw :P
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I'd worry a bit with the acara pair, they my be on the docile side, but I'm sure they'd definitely stress the discus in a tank that small if they happened to spawn.

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I'd worry a bit with the acara pair, they my be on the docile side, but I'm sure they'd definitely stress the discus in a tank that small if they happened to spawn.

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Thanks for the input and they actually spawn almost weekly. They do get a bit nippy but not too crazy. The discus do enjoy picking off the their fry once they're free swimming. Kinda sad but I don't really have the time or space to set up a grow out tank.
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Here's a vid on the planted section up top:

http://youtu.be/O3do3WeM52g

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