Okay, I know this is like my 3rd thread about the same discus aquarium, but it is now starting to come into place. Now that I have everything figured out I just want to share with people my decision.
I have decided that 100+ aquariums require too much water change maintenance and are expensive, so I have decided to go with a 90g aquarium. To do 20% water changes on a 100+ gallon tank would require a 20 gallon storage tank somewhere but a 90 would require less space. 90g are also more proportionate and "show tank' styled. Also it is easier to fit a 4ft tank in my house than a 6ft one!
A smaller tank means a smaller stocking list, therefore I have once again (for the millionth time) revised my stocking list, so here it is:
- 6 discus
- 2 german blue rams
- 1 twig catfish
- 12 cardinal tetras
- 10 rummy nose tetras
- 8 hatchets
- 8 sterbais cories
Lighting: T-5 lights
Substrate: 1" peat moss + 2" sand
Water: 75% RODI + 25% conditioned tap water
Plants: Java moss+Java Ferns+Anubias+Amazon Swords+Dwarf Hairgrass+Amazon Frogbit+Dwarf Baby Tears
Fertilizer: Seachem Flourish
Filter: Depends on whether or not one comes with aquarium
Heater: Depends on whether or not one comes with aquarium
Accessories+Decorations: Feeder, RO, Driftwood, River Rocks, Slate Rocks
BTW: I am planning on buying the aquarium second hand. So my plans may slightly vary depending on the deal I get.
I am assuming a lot of people are awaiting pics and they shall come within the next month or maybe 2. But hopefully within the next month :)