Been a long while since I have been on but I have successfully maintained my tank for over a year. A 29 Gallon stocked with your normal pet shop fish that are for beginner level hobbiests. I am now ready to move on to a bit more of a challenge and put together a specific tank (around 125 gallon) that has a specific community in mind (discus). I love their look and offer some of the best color for a tank that is not salt water. The room the tank will be going into is on a slab so weight is not an issue.
Questions I have
1. First these little guys love acidic water and I want to make sure that I take the time to get it done naturally so what are some ideas from you experienced discus owners
2. Water parameters from our local water plant will be checked and posted here soon.
3. I planned on giving a refugium filtration system a go for these guys. Information on this would be helpful
4. Planting live plants to help with those nitrate levels. I believe this also helps in getting your water to be more acidic, is this true it is what i had read?
Biggest thing is making sure the water is optimum for these fellas, going to use this thread to price, and slowly piece together the system, tank etc since with this tank I plan to have some $$$ invested.
Look forward to hearing back and discussing both this tank and these fish over the next few weeks so that I have the layout and all knowledge needed to keep these little guys healthy as they will be an excellent view for our living room. Please feel free to also share links that I can read on as I have been reading as much as I can find on acidic discus tanks.