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My new tank arrived at 1:30pm today. Spent a few hours setting everything up. At 6:00pm, all discus went into their new home. Had their first happy meal at 7:00pm.







 

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It seems pretty bare, Peter. You need more discus to fill it up ;)

Looks GREAT and your fish are going to be SOOOO happy.

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Yes, you are right. Shelley. The tank can handle a lot more discus.
2 gal per one discus = 52 discus x 2 = 108 gal.

I have 26 in there now, so I can add 26 more. I am crazy !!!!!!!

Thanks everybody for your encouraging comments & viewing !!!!!
 

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Looking great peter. What are you using for filters on the tank. wow 56 discus in that tank. I feel bad keeping 9 in a 120 lol.. Keep up the good work..
 

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Looking great peter. What are you using for filters on the tank. wow 56 discus in that tank. I feel bad keeping 9 in a 120 lol.. Keep up the good work..
Dave, I dont have 56 discus in there yet. I only have 26 for now, but my tank can handle a total of 56, or more, based only on my personal experience.

Presently, the tank has 5 filters : 2 eheim 2215, one fluval 305, one magnum HOB & a submergeable filter.
 

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Nice fish!
 

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nice clean look...
discus sure are a neat looking fish.
maybe one day....
 

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Interesting. So you don't follow the 10 gallon per discus rule?
I had my 20 discus in a temporary 35 gal hex tank for a week before they moved into their new home tonight. Everyone colored up in there as well as eating more, even better condition than in their previous 75 gal. As long as their water is fresh everyday with very strong filtration, they enjoy & prefer a very tight community of their own.





 

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If you're changing that much water, I don't the tank essentially doesn't ever get cycled, so as long as the gas exchange is ok, I would think you could pack the fish in there.
Yes, Gary. You are exactly right !!!!

This is why a lot of discus keepers just use sponge filters. I chose not to use sponge filters as they take up a lot of space in the tank.

With daily water change + daily vacuuming, powerheads will also work.
 

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Yes, you are right. Shelley. The tank can handle a lot more discus.
2 gal per one discus = 52 discus x 2 = 108 gal.

I have 26 in there now, so I can add 26 more. I am crazy !!!!!!!

Thanks everybody for your encouraging comments & viewing !!!!!
I didn't know it's 1 discuss per 2 gallons. I only have 12 wild in my 210. Probably a good thing, too lazy to change water everyday.:p
 
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