5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

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5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:14 am

Hi guy's
took possession of our 5x2x2 centre weir tank yersterday, nice 4x18x18 sump to go with it, going out today to buy all the fitting to plumb the tank and sump, havent quite worked out what will go into this thing, girlfriend loves discus, I love the catties ;)


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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by TwoTankAmin » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:07 pm

Nice setup. The sump may be a bit of overkill in terms of its volume. But over filtering is never a bad thing.
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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by ThePsychotiCatfish » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:29 pm

Nice tank! Try corys with the discus if you haven't figured out what to do otherwise.

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:56 am

over filtering is super sexy, the stand will be boxed in, so will hide everything ;)
spoken about Cory's will suss out options and see how we go

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by Tony4143 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:07 pm

looks great and with Discus you cound never have to much filteration.
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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:52 am

settled for a nice mix of 8 discus, and some cories, and maybe sneak a trio of rams in, see how things pan out,
selecting the discus in another 4 weeks, Sterbai, maybe, just ordered a custom perspex sock holder for the sump, and some other sexy little things :)

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by Linus_Cello » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:53 pm

Sterbai are good since they are ok in 80+ F water that Discus prefer. I also have leucamelas (?) Cories and l204 plecos in my Discus tank

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:04 pm

We will more than likely go with Sterbai to start with, and Looking at a couple of options for the catties, here is the tank on Day 2 of setup, monitoring it for 4 weeks before the Discus come.

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:25 am

Sarah wanted a few Peppermint catfish in the Discus tank, so we caught out 3 little ones this morning, Breeding tank Ph sits at 4.5-5, this tank after a huge amount of rain fall is 6.5-7, acclimatized them well and now they are as happy as "" Pepps in mud""

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