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Old 08-31-2005, 01:00 AM   #11
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Definitely get an RO filter. That is probably the best investment for a discus tank, and it aint bad for any tank.
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Old 08-31-2005, 05:44 AM   #12
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I would consider getting a 120gallon rather then the 100.. I like its footprint better and it would be easier to get light down to the bottom... more with for bulbs.. if your going to DIY CF the only site Ive found the parts on is http://www.hellolights.com/index.html
and the bigger Fulham Workhorse ballasts the cheapest way to power them that ive seen..
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Old 08-31-2005, 05:45 AM   #13
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Unless your planning on spawning discus there really shouldnt be a need for a RO filter.. unless of course your talking about liquid rock..
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:07 AM   #14
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Thanks tiptop, yah i was planing to go to one of the ottawa aquarium meetings and try and find some breeders, because i'v read that its good to know where the fish come from and stuff like that. And the big fish auction i think is in november wich is probably around when i'm gunna get my discus so i'll look there too.

I have no idea what a RO filter is? I guess i should do some more reasearch.

What is liquid rock? I'v never heard of it before.

i'll look into the 120gal, seems awfully big to me though

and thanks for the web sites they should prove quite useful
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Old 08-31-2005, 01:51 PM   #15
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A 120 tall is the same width as a 55 gallon. It's a great tank for a planted tank.

RO filters are reverse osmosis (SP?) they take everything out of the water, and I mean everything. There sould be no need for a RO filter unless you are gunna breed your fish.

Canada has some good fish. Ask around on Simplydiscus. There are a bunch of hobby breeders from Canada on there and they would give you good fish for a good price.
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Old 08-31-2005, 05:10 PM   #16
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thanks i'll post something there too.

i was looking at putting taller plants on eather side something like V. americana orEchinodorus osiris and then shorter plants in the middle with some rica. because then it would flow into the wall better i think.
well i would rather have a longer tank than a taller one because and i like the look of schools of little fish swimming with out having to stop and turn around. and the look of so much swimming space. plus i will be allot more wait one a much smaller foot print wich will make it hard to support.

thanks allot for all the replies
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:29 PM   #17
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both 120's are good the wide 120 is 18 deep which is still workable. It really comes down to the aquascaper not, the aquarium. I make my 55 gallon look awesome and still look much deeper then it really is.
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:57 AM   #18
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yes i agree

i like the longer less wide ones i just like thier look and also i have another factor to deal with, with my tank how much i want it to stick out of the wall on the one side. i dont realy want it to be much more than a foot wich is how much it is with 18'
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