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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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by Jobro » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:28 pm

Please refrain from adding any cories if you intend to keep the bare bottom tank.

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:55 am

Jobro wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:28 pm
Please refrain from adding any cories if you intend to keep the bare bottom tank.
I have bred cories for probably more years than you have been alive ;)
their will be substrate going in at a later stage :-p
thank you for supporting the little lives of cories everywhere :-BD

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by Jobro » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:59 pm

Allright :)
Did not mean no harm.
But I have seen a lot of Diskus keepers keeping them on bare bottom (which is fine for Diskus) so I assumed you would do the same because I couldn't see sand in your videos. So I just felt like I had to speak up for the cories.

I have been checking your thread for a while. Keep it up.

Cheers Johannes

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:31 pm

Thats Cool Johannes

we will have Discus in first and once settled will look at the substrate and cories after that sometime

I have lots of sarcasm and humor to me ;)

thanks
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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by AZCatfish » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:12 am

Hey mate! Is that a glass or acrylic tank?

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:34 am

AZCatfish wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:12 am
Hey mate! Is that a glass or acrylic tank?
Hi mate
its a full glass tank with a custom weir, the back is blue vinyl wrap, and glass sump, the only Acrylic on the tank is the blue custom acrylic over the weir and the sock holder and drip tray :)

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by AZCatfish » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:04 am

Beautiful set-up mate! The Java Fern & driftwood looks very elegant! Just curious - is that a white Styrofoam sheet underneath the tank & sump?

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:16 am

AZCatfish wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:04 am
Beautiful set-up mate! The Java Fern & driftwood looks very elegant! Just curious - is that a white Styrofoam sheet underneath the tank & sump?
Sure is, the stand will be boxed in in another 2 months, so you wont see any of the sump and or top of the bottom of the tank where the foam is, and will have a custom hood also built

The girlfriend is the deco designer ;) i am the hardware man
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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by AZCatfish » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:43 am

Keep the great pics coming! A few years ago, the wife & I traveled to Cairns & spent a week on a live aboard Dive Boat Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef. Now THATS an aquarium!

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Re: 5x2x2 Tank, CAtties and Discus maybe

Post by raycam01_au » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:02 pm

AZCatfish wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:43 am
Keep the great pics coming! A few years ago, the wife & I traveled to Cairns & spent a week on a live aboard Dive Boat Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef. Now THATS an aquarium!
More piccies to come for sure :)
I used to live in Cairns and the tablelands, beautiful spot
we are going out to the reef in a few months for a holiday awesome place
talk soon
watch this space

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