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Old 10-24-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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Almost there....

Some of you might know... I've been waiting anxiously for my new 44 gallon perfecto diamond tank to come in!

So far i've gotten my aquaclear 70, my rena 300 air pump (for sale now, as i realized i don't need/want it for a planted tank) and Just today, 40 pounds of eco-friendly substrate came in!
This was a real splurge, it was much more than i intended to pay for "pebbles"

I hope it makes a difference! i want this tank to be a wild amazon!

I'm thinking of stocking it with discus and other various community fish. What do you think?
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Discus require pristine water conditions, I don't keep them personally but there are several members here that can offer you good advice on discus. They are beautiful fish but a lot of work when housed in a community IMO.
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If you want some ideas for your "wild amazon" tank, look no further than my clicky's in my sig. I am currently experimenting with a variety of plants, which explains the jungle look in the first pic.

I agree with Zagz in regard to discuss. They are not the ideal "community" fish in that their care is very involved (constant PWC's). They can be housed with a limited number of other species though not as many as a full community.

I would suggest posting your thoughts in the General Discussion forum with the title "I want Discus" or something similar. That will bring our Discus folks to you.
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I like that! I'm going for the darker look though. i just got 40 pounds of black eco-complete in. i'll mix that with a walnut mix to make it a dark brown, and to get 3-4 inches of substrate! I can't wait!

All i need now is the heater (200 watt rena submersible in shipping as we speak) some driftwood (lost the e-bay bid ) and the TANK (t-minus 10 days, with luck)
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Yes, by all means disregard the gravel...that was a unique suggestion from my wife.
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Old 10-24-2005, 11:13 AM   #6
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It looks good! (in your tank) its just i'm going for the darker look. Matches my personality... :P

and eco-friendly comes in black... AND its the best for planted tanks IMO, (such as it is)

Where did you get your driftwood? I'm DESPERATELY looking for a big peice for my new tank!

I very much like your tank. Would tiger barbs bug neon tetra's at all?
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Yay. Just got home with some pete moss to lower the GH of my tank (its at 30 degrees general hardness!)
AND i walked out with a new fish net, and a hagen 202 powerhead.

I hate that! walking in thinking your going to spend 10 bucks... and leaving with 30. The financial fishkeeping vortex of doom!
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