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    Default Re: 220g Wild Blue Discus tank

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    No autodrip, just filled it up before I left. Pretty heavy filtratin, 50w UV, 5 big canisters and a fluidized sand filter. Main reason for the water quality in my opinion are the floaters an/or plant roots I have growing into the tank, on all 3 tanks in fact. I usually only do water changes when the water level grts too low for my liking (aesthetically). Usually every 2-4 weeks, depending on which tank/cover it is. The blues lose the most water as the cover is quite perforated from the factory. The other 2 are custom made and don't allow for a lot of evaporation.
    What plants do you have in the tank now? Types? What do you do to prep them for the tank? I am thinking about trying this... Like I said I am going away. I am tempted to add some this week but worried if something were to go wrong and I am not arround. May just look into it and do it down the line...

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    Default Re: 220g Wild Blue Discus tank

    I've got pothos and Pennywort in this one, water lettuce with the greens an philodendron +pothos with the heckels.
    No special prep, rinse well and chuck in

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    Thanks for the info! Do you find you like or prefer one plant over the other, or that ones do a better job? Or are they all equal in that regard and its just personal preference and look

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    Default Re: 220g Wild Blue Discus tank

    nice, love the setup. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillydubs View Post
    Thanks for the info! Do you find you like or prefer one plant over the other, or that ones do a better job? Or are they all equal in that regard and its just personal preference and look
    I don't have any hard data, but the water quality seems to be the same with either. Pistia can be messy, as they restrict surface movement and they collect a bit of gunk between them.

    Looks wise they really work though, and the fish seem to appreciate the cover.

    Pothos is just a means to an end, I don't like the way their leaves look, makes me think of Chinese restaurant decor. So I only have the roots growing in and I hide the leaves as best I can.

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