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fullmonti
10-28-2012, 08:05 AM
Hi, I'm Jim & I'm a fishoholic

I live in Chattanooga & couldn't find much about planted tanks or discus localy. I got some very good help from a couple members here, so thought I'd share what I did with their input.

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/fullmontitog/FTS4-21-12.jpg
This is what it looked like after a couple months


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6NfM1iSQUk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6NfM1iSQUk)
Pretty recent video of discus & my little reef tank


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6A6Ss-XJOU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6A6Ss-XJOU)
The discus waiting for the next meal! I have fattened up the little heckel cross. I was pretty upset when I received him, he was so skinny, much better now.
As you can tell I'm one of those that likes different kinds of discus in a display tank.


Here is a link to build thread on the discus tank
http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showthread.php?93911-180-Reef-to-planted-Discus-tank

The little reef bubble tank is quite different if your into DIY check it out
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1997195

It's hard for me to get to Atlanta very often, but would love to come to some of your meetings. I'll have to try to keep track of them & plan a trip.

Thanks
Jim

Demonfish
10-28-2012, 09:04 AM
Its beautiful

HN1
10-28-2012, 04:58 PM
Very nice work!

cichlidlover86
10-29-2012, 07:36 AM
How did you make the cave look?

fullmonti
10-29-2012, 11:58 AM
Just selected rocks with a triangular ledge shape, did glue some small stones under to hold them up. The reason was I planed on getting an elephant nose fish & they like some cover. I ask my LFS if they could get one when I was ready. They got one before I was ready for it & by the time I was ready they had let him get very skinny. I tried to save him but he never did recover. I hope to get one some day if I see a nice fat one.

harpua2002
10-30-2012, 01:44 PM
I love it! That is one massive Apon. Does it flower for you?

fullmonti
10-30-2012, 07:05 PM
It is way way bigger now. It basically fills half the tank. Yes it blooms constantly, I remove them pretty much right away because of the pollen it leaves on the surface of the water. I heard most of them go dormant for a period. Do you know how often & for how long?

harpua2002
10-30-2012, 09:24 PM
That's awesome. I would love to see some more pics.

I don't know about the dormant period. I bet kwseiders does though... he's the plant guy in this club.

joecoulson
10-31-2012, 08:23 AM
Wow! what a great tank, nice shot of it too. Makes me want to start another project......

Larry Bugg
10-31-2012, 08:30 AM
The tank looks great Jim. Don't I remember that the little reef took an award?

fullmonti
10-31-2012, 09:00 AM
Hey Larry

Yes the bubble tank was written up in Reef Builders 3-4 weeks ago. FWIW it is for sale if any one is interested. I want to set up a tank for clowns & a largish anemone & only have room in the house for the discus & one salt water tank.

And Larry was a very big help getting my discus tank set up!!! Thank You again Larry!

I need to do the major weekly tank cleaning & plant pruning so I'll try to get some new photos after that.
Thanks
Jim

fullmonti
10-11-2014, 10:21 PM
It's been a couple years & a lot has happened. My tank started to come apart! The silicone lost it's bond on the glass & sprung leaks. Long story short, I found a home for the discus & gave the tank away. Made me sick.

I had stumbled across paludariums (terrarium with a water feature) & decided to build one on the stand of the 180 fish tank.

The new tank has the same foot print, 60X30 & is 48" tall with 10" of water & a large stump. Not the run of the mill setup but thought some might like to see it.

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/fullmontitog/FTS9-19-14_zpsb94bc742.jpg (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/fullmontitog/media/FTS9-19-14_zpsb94bc742.jpg.html)

http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv100/fullmontitog/FTS29-19-14_zpsec3e882c.jpg (http://s673.photobucket.com/user/fullmontitog/media/FTS29-19-14_zpsec3e882c.jpg.html)

Like the fish tank, this is also a peninsula setup. FTS from the living room & kitchen sides.

I miss my discus but really love this kind of tank. If anyone has a paludarium or knows of someone that does, please have them give me a shout. I'm pretty much on my own here & would love to have someone closish to visit with.

Here is a link to a rather long build thread on a frog/vivarium type forum where I learned a lot about this kind of tank. If you have any questions or comments feel free.

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/members-frogs-vivariums/133898-jims-display-paludarium-my-first.html

Jim

Perrin150
10-11-2014, 10:47 PM
Wow amazing!!!!!!
Where did u get that beautiful piece of wood?

fullmonti
10-11-2014, 10:53 PM
Wow amazing!!!!!!
Where did u get that beautiful piece of wood?

Thanks & http://manzanita.com/stumps/page1/page1.htm

I got lucky, he just posted some nice big pieces when I started looking for a stump. You can call & ask if they have a particular size or shape. I got all the branches from there too, just told him what I was looking for & he sent exactly what I needed.