James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 26/06/09

james3200

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Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09

Hi James,how many do plan to have in total?

Not sure atm, maybe 3 or 4 more. I hoping that some may start to spawn soon though.. wilds take a long time to settle in, but hopefully soon that may happen, that's the dream anyway :)

Tank is looking great - I love the wilds ! My discus are on beefheart every morning but I've never had cloudy water. 20 % water changes early every morning.

Cheers Tony. Yea, never had an issue with feeding beefheart in other tanks, so makes me suspicious..Going to give it a miss though for a couple of weeks to test that theory out. It is clearing up slightly, so hopefully the extra filtration will help + its a good fail safe in case the 2260 packs in at anytime.
 

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Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09

Thanks Steve, I am yea, more so as its been my only tank for over 2 years, would love to move it home mind due, however, I cant see the Mrs letting me move it into our terrace house!!
 

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Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09

Hi all,

Did some work on the tank today, cleaned the sand foreground up, and moved some of the vallis to the back, ferns have not been trimmed though.. :rolleyes:

Everything is running smoothly, just feeding the fish!

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Still need to work on my Photography though!!

Cheers
James
 

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Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09

Absolutley stunning,best Uk planted discus setup I've seen,

Regards john
 

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Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09

Cheers guys, means allot :)

I live near Croydon, but the tank is in the office I work at on the Purley way, Croydon.
 

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Re: James3200s 6.5x2x2' planted tank - UPDATE - 23/01/09

have to agree its an awsome tank that not many of us would have the patience to wait for it turn out like this
 

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Looking amazing as ever James! One of my favourite tanks ever, when I have the time/space/money I might have a go at recreating something like this, albeit on a slightly smaller scale (4x2x2 most likely)
Again, looking amazing! :D
 

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Thanks again :)

I have had the original group of discus since April 08, they must be about 3 years old, the rest were bought Feb 09, a few are dinner plate size, so at least 3-4yrs old i recon, maybe more as they are all wilds.. :?:
 

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Cheers,

Sure Paulo, let me know when your down this way

If kept well they can live 10+ years

They do shoal, when they feel like it mainly or when foods about to be dropped in :) They tend to shoal more when the lights are out though.

James
 

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Could be done.. couple of people have asked before but have never got round to organising something concrete, no problem in coming down here, I need a hand pruning the ferns :p

Will post something up this weekend and see what feedback is like
 

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james3200 said:
Could be done.. couple of people have asked before but have never got round to organising something concrete, no problem in coming down here, I need a hand pruning the ferns :p

Will post something up this weekend and see what feedback is like

I was one of those people and believe it or not, I was actually thinking about it this week, and was going to ask you how you are fixed for next weekend! (sat AM). If you are going to do a meetup though I'll happily hold fire and work around whatever day you decide on for that 8)
 

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