Since I'm new at this, please point out if I have missed anything. I decided to start this thread as I have today prepped my already running tank for the arrival of my discus tomorrow (will be going to pick up tomorrow morning from Rick).
Tank: 46 gallon bowfront
Filtration: Eheim 2065 with an inline Hydor ETH 300 w heater
Eheim Aquaball with 2 filter attachments
Coralife 9w UV hooked up to an MJ400 powerhead
Lighting: Standard t8 hood which came with the tank. Bulb is 5 years plus old now so now sure how much light it's putting out.
Supplemented by a white Hamilton LED strip designed for moonlight use and which I use for transition lighting in morning and night.
Photoperiod is from 3 - 10 with a 1 hour LED sunrise in the morning at 7 - 8
Substrate: Estes natural colour sand acquired from J&L years ago
Aquascape: River stones, flagstone chunks, and pleco caves of various sizes, Manzanitat wood of various sizes.
Plants: Lots and lots of Anubias nanas petite. They are in pretty rough shape as the plecos much on them constantly
Water treatment: Katappa leaves added as needed. Equilibrium, Safe, K2SO4, KNO3 and KH2PO4 added at every water change, mostly for the plants, but partly to boost GH. Crushed coral in the 2075 for KH
Other inhabitants: L56, L260 breeding group, L134 breeding group, 2 x L177, Red phantom tetras, diamond head black neons.
WC: Current at 1 - 2 a week, but will be doing 80+% every day during contest whenever possible, but no less than 5 per week.
Temperature: was at 28 but upped to 29 C today.
Feedings: The plan is to feed 6x per day starting with pellets like Tetra colorbits and NLS Thera A for small fish, then moving on the FDBW cubes and loose worms.
Unfortunately, even though Rick's advice is sound, I cannot do daily filter cleanings in the 2075, but will do so in the Eheim Aquaball. Will try to clean the 2075 weekly but not less often than every 2 weeks. The 2075 is also running a bag of Purigen, which should help.