concept of this tank, was to create a pleasant garden where Discus
could swim showing their perfect bodies... I tried to start from the
shape of this gorgeous fish (in the beginning a couple 4 years old
"Electric Metallic Blue Still Discus" that I bought from a
German breeder) and a tried to give a sense of
"roundness" to the interior design of the tank, from right
to left, as a wave to rise above, that dominates and protects the
Tank : cm. 120 X 80 X 55
: 30° C.
Lights : 1 HQI suspended lamp 150 watt plus 1 neon 10.000°
Kelvin 40 watt
Mechanical parts: 3 heaters 300 Watt, 2 pumps 620 lt/h, 1
biological filter (50 lt.) plus 1 fluidized-bed biological filter
system with 1 pump 300 lt/h.
Plants: Caboma caroliniana,
Anubias barteri, Aponogeton crispus, Echinodorus amazonicus,
Echinodorus berteroi, Echinodorus cordifolius, Rotala rotundifolia,
Alternanthera reinechii, Cryptocoryne spec, Eustralis stellata.
Animals : 2 Electric Metallic Blue Still Discus, 2 young Blue-red Royal Discus
(but the mother is a Tefé), many Ancistrus
Chemistry : KH= 0, pH= 6.2- 6.4,
GH= 4, NO2= 0,
Water change: every 4 weeks, 1/3 of the total with only RO
As you can see at he following photo, after 6
month, the plants decided by their own what the tank should look
like! I left them, working everyday to keep them in shape, because I
was pleasantly surprised of the final look of the aquarium. And,
believe it or not, in this tank I never used undergravel heaters nor
CO2 supply !