My rio 240 planted discus tank

steve2tanks

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

no idea mate i dont use that,i have 2 bottles with micro and macro mix in them
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

Well wasn't happy with the tank so i ripped out the fast growing stems that i had on the right side and planted it up with some blxya cuttings,also got a Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri) to try out

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As you can see got some Seiryu Stone in now aswell,will be getting more hopefully, also another piece of wood maybe in the new year,this xmas lark is expensive :lol:

I just cant seem to keep the moss free from algae,drop checkers green,good flow,daily dosing but it just gets covered with this green/brown slimy floaty stuff,
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Its annoying to try and pull off as it just snaps off into bits :twisted:
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

Well thought it was about time to post an update as i havent posted in a bit :D
Not alot has changed since the last time i posted,just got a new camara so they look a better picture to me :lol:
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As you can see the blyxa is growing well(its a good 30cm high now) and the hc is still spreading,i gave it a little trim before taking the photo,thats why theres green things floating :lol:
The lotus bulb seems to have taken ages to settle in but its now starting to grow,just see one of the leaves in the back right corner
Got myself a group of 6 albino corys,there great little characters(you can just see one in the bottom left corner :lol: )
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

I'm actually lost for words. What a pretty tank!
 

steve2tanks

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

Thanks alot :oops: ,it still needs to grow in abit but its getting there slowly :lol:
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

Not much's changed?The Blyxa is a monster who looks like it's just finishing off a tree!!It's massive!New camera really shows off the tank,looking great and mega healthy.
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

:lol: thanks the blyxa is a great plant,my old camara was from the dark ages :rolleyes:

Just noticed the discus are in almost the same spot i last time took a picture(guess they know which side i put the grub in)
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

wow love the blyxa its looks great does it grow like that on its own?
thanks
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

What to you mean on its own :?
I dose daily if thats what your meaning?
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

oh sorry i mean how its grown like the dome shape lol
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

Yeah pretty much of its own course,i only started out with 5 small plants,then kept trimming them and planting next to them ,so where the 1st 5 plants are is the higher part(cant beleive i only stated with 5 tiny plants :lol: )
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

i cant ether its grown so quick i must give it a try some time
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

It was planted up in september so probally not that quick,its just this last month its took off
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

That does look great and the blyxa mound does look fantastic, I was at a loss for what to try in a back quarter of my tank - think you might have given me a bit of inspiration.
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

Thanks,it was intially in my plan as a foreground plant as i didnt realise how tall it could grow,most sites said between 10cm t0 15cm :rolleyes:
 

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Re: Rio 240,hc emmersed setup

Tank looks great Steve, that Blyxa is awsome, shame mine just suddenly died for no apparent reason :(
 

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