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So have finally installed my micro tank today!
runiing its first day...next to my 750 Discus tank....but I really am looking forward to this!
Going to make this a invertebrate and anemone tank mostly , maybe 2 max3 showcase fish but mostly invertebrates, Any input, pointers or advice always welcome MicrosoftTeams-image (1).jpg
 

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While you're waiting for the micro tank to cycle, please take some pictures of the discus tank and share them on the freshwater section of this forum. I have kept and bred freshwater angels, but I never quite got up the nerve to try discus.
 
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Somehow I can't find the freshwater forum, but here is a picture of my tank
 

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While you're waiting for the micro tank to cycle, please take some pictures of the discus tank and share them on the freshwater section of this forum. I have kept and bred freshwater angels, but I never quite got up the nerve to try discus.
I actually combined the 2, my wife wanted angels and I wanted melons and blue diamonds
the Angel fish were tiny , as were the discus, this tank is now going on 3 years now...and my discus have grown ,as have the angels , I only get some times squabbles when the angels put eggs and they get territorial but tank is big enough , heck they even survived the big freeze (harrowing how i kep the fish alive though...but that is for when we meet with a beer to tell :) )
 

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From the main Forums section, go to "General Interest Forums", and at the bottom is one called "Other Aquatic Environments".

That's a very nice tank. Do you use RODI water, and if so, do you use something to add some minerals back?
 
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I basically have a 20 % change every other week, and I run my water out of tap into a large holding bucket, I put in minerals and nutrients and let it aereate for 24 hrs before putting it in the tank (old school) :) ...
Also my planted tank literraly has soil for plans in the bottom part (yes makes the tank VERY dirty on upstart ) but is amazing in the long run.
 
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Ok quick update on the micro tank, cleaned up nicely , put in 2 fish to get the cycles going...added a auto top off pump so I am always at max , will for now not do water change until the current water is auto topped off, then I will siphon the same amount and put water change of 20% in in about 3 /4 weeks time. I am doing panned shot of my planed and my micro (just comboing)
Discus and Mini Tank movie
 

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