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Old 08-06-2017, 02:01 AM   #1
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Hi everyone! Wow, an introductions thread, I feel so welcomed already

I am really happy to be part of a forum with others with the same addiction I've been into the hobby for quite some time now, but it's only in these past 2 years that I began to get my arms really wet from setting up (freshwater) tank after tank for myself and family/friends.

I've recently mustered up the courage to care for some Discus fish and I can't believe I've waited this long to have some. They bring me so much joy. I know I have overstocked my 55gal with 7 Discus' and 100 rummynose tetras that school beautifully so I have been doing daily water changes of about 20-30%

That being said, I'd like to ask your experiences in doubling-up on filtration. I currently have an Eheim 2217 set-up on this and I'm considering on adding 2 airpowered filters in the corners, but still undecided on corner box or sponge, tho I do see a lot of set-ups using sponge filters with their Discus fish. I am also considering those double sponges that attach to the glass.

If you look at the pic attached, you'll see that I also have a bubble curtain in the back there for water movement, but I'm considering to remove it if I do setup the corner filters so I could conveniently use the airlines already there. But I could always get another air pump, and split the airlines to share so I could keep the curtain. Will that be too much movement for the Discus' tho? Hmm

Anyways, I'd like to hear your suggestions before I get anything more for this tank. Time for me to look for a Discus thread in here now

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Old 08-06-2017, 07:54 AM   #2
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Don't get anything else for that tank. Your discus are beautiful! Welcome!
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:54 AM   #3
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Don't get anything else for that tank. Your discus are beautiful! Welcome!


Too late!! I just literally got these!
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Thank you tho for your reply

Yes, I feel fortunate to have found these discus, even tho I didn't purchase them from the hardcore breeders
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Welcome to AA. Nice looking group of discus and rummy noses. I don't think your tank is over
Stocked considering your filtration and WC routine. The addition of the new filters offers more pros than cons. I kept discus for nearly 5 years, more years ago than I care to admit. I kept
German cobalt blues and watley turquoise greens. Although they were very beautiful, they were no better looking than yours. I ran a magnum 330 canister filter and two sponge filters in a 58 gal. Oceanic tank. The swift current was no problem. I started out like you, bare tank set up with the addition of the unsightly clay flower pots, hoping for a mated pair. Initially no success until I added pool filter gravel, drift wood and rocks. Surprisingly that's when I got a mated pair. Unfortunately the water is very hard in my area, and the eggs would never hatch.
I had 7 or 8 discus, and a few got dinner plate sized.
Sadly I had to give up the discus and that tank when I moved. Now I have two much larger tanks, keeping fish that are far to agressive for discus. Good luck with the discus. Keep AA updated.
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Welcome to AA. Nice looking group of discus and rummy noses. I don't think your tank is over

Stocked considering your filtration and WC routine. The addition of the new filters offers more pros than cons. I kept discus for nearly 5 years, more years ago than I care to admit. I kept

German cobalt blues and watley turquoise greens. Although they were very beautiful, they were no better looking than yours. I ran a magnum 330 canister filter and two sponge filters in a 58 gal. Oceanic tank. The swift current was no problem. I started out like you, bare tank set up with the addition of the unsightly clay flower pots, hoping for a mated pair. Initially no success until I added pool filter gravel, drift wood and rocks. Surprisingly that's when I got a mated pair. Unfortunately the water is very hard in my area, and the eggs would never hatch.

I had 7 or 8 discus, and a few got dinner plate sized.

Sadly I had to give up the discus and that tank when I moved. Now I have two much larger tanks, keeping fish that are far to agressive for discus. Good luck with the discus. Keep AA updated.


Thank you so much for replying. I feel you with your Discus' how I wish mine would grow to be that large. I used that online tank stocking calculator and it said i was overstocked so that kinda freaked me out, considering all these fish still have much to grow. The rummys are also just about an inch long. I went ahead and got these massive corner sponge filters and installed them just now.

This is what it looks like now, and it's starting to grow on me...
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Don't they look like speakers? My fish can party now

I have other heavily planted tanks, and i can only attend to so many, so I've decided to keep this one rather bare. I didn't realize those "speakers" were so large tho oh well, pike u said, more pros than cons... the cons being me being broke fast

Thank you for welcoming me. I feel at home here at AA
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Too late!! I just literally got these!
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Thank you tho for your reply

Yes, I feel fortunate to have found these discus, even tho I didn't purchase them from the hardcore breeders


I meant more fish. Sorry! You can always get more filters!
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Beautiful, I love Discus!

To save you trouble of daily pwc, start the search for a larger tank! They need more room to grow up, really big!!!
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Beautiful, I love Discus!

To save you trouble of daily pwc, start the search for a larger tank! They need more room to grow up, really big!!!


Thank you!! Yes, that's where we'll ultimately go
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