The concept of this tank, was to create a pleasant garden where Discus could swim showing their perfect bodies... I tried to start from the shape of this gorgeous fish (in the beginning a couple 4 years old "Electric Metallic Blue Still Discus" that I bought from a German breeder) and a tried to give a sense of "roundness" to the interior design of the tank, from right to left, as a wave to rise above, that dominates and protects the underwater life
Tank : cm. 120 X 80 X 55
Temperature : 30° C.
Lights : 1 HQI suspended lamp 150 watt plus 1 neon 10.000° Kelvin 40 watt
Mechanical parts: 3 heaters 300 Watt, 2 pumps 620 lt/h, 1 biological filter (50 lt.) plus 1 fluidized-bed biological filter system with 1 pump 300 lt/h.
Plants: Caboma caroliniana, Anubias barteri, Aponogeton crispus, Echinodorus amazonicus, Echinodorus berteroi, Echinodorus cordifolius, Rotala rotundifolia, Alternanthera reinechii, Cryptocoryne spec, Eustralis stellata.
Animals : 2 Electric Metallic Blue Still Discus, 2 young Blue-red Royal Discus (but the mother is a Tefé), many Ancistrus leucostictus
Chemistry : KH= 0, pH= 6.2- 6.4, GH= 4, NO2= 0, NO3= 0-2.5
Water change: every 4 weeks, 1/3 of the total with only RO water.
Notes: As you can see at he following photo, after 6 month, the plants decided by their own what the tank should look like! I left them, working everyday to keep them in shape, because I was pleasantly surprised of the final look of the aquarium. And, believe it or not, in this tank I never used undergravel heaters nor CO2 supply !