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    Daniel,
    Go to water works section and check out thread titled: DIY anoxic filtration system. Dr Kevin Novak has videos on you tube that started the long (38,000 views) conversation. Wish we could do a poll of people who have tried it and check success rates. The goal is less wc’s through anoxic filtration. It’s an interesting read.
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    Sorry for noticing this thread just now , but I saw your tank in another thread and I must say that it looks very simplistic and classy . Starting from the scape look , and through the rimless open top , lights and the look of the stand , everything fits in perfectly .
    Great job Daniel .

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    I was referring to the OP - Oldcabin .Sorry about mixing the names Daniel and Oldcabin .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filip View Post
    Sorry for noticing this thread just now , but I saw your tank in another thread and I must say that it looks very simplistic and classy . Starting from the scape look , and through the rimless open top , lights and the look of the stand , everything fits in perfectly .
    Great job Daniel .
    I agree. Seeing this tank makes me want to take everything out of my planted tank and start from scratch from substrate on up. Mine looks so ho hum to me now.
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    Thank you Patty, and btw your tank set up is far from ho hum...I love a good planted tank as much as the next person, but the simplicity and cleanliness of a BB with a classy piece of manzanita (such as yours) is also very pleasing to the eye!

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    Thanks all for the kind words! Much appreciated!

    Patty -- appreciate the sentiment but your tank is gorgeous as well! It's funny, I was just thinking to myself that I should setup a larger tank and go bare-bottom!

    It's hard to say how well the BCB is working -- I've been running it since Day 1 and my nitrates have never been over 5ppm once the cycle was finished - so nothing to complain about.
    I've never had to mess with the filtration, but I'm also running filter socks, some additional sponges and a little matrix in the sump.
    I do weekly water changes of about 50-60%.

    The Snakeskins laid eggs in the breeder tank, but they didn't hatch. I've since noticed that there is about 0.25 ppm of ammonia in the tank -- so I commenced to panic! It could be the reason the eggs didn't make it, but the adults are showing no signs of stress. I seeded the tank with some matrix from the display and it has a sponge filter, but it must still need to cycle? What's the best next step? I could put the adults back in the display and start over with a fishless cycle, or I was considering adding some Bio-Spira to potentially help remove the ammonia?

    The remaining four discus in the display are doing well, but there is some aggression between them -- still debating on whether to separate the second pair. My original plan was not to breed them, but I have to admit I didn't expect this much bickering amongst them.

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    Default Re: Oldcabin's 110

    If you are running a sump I'd recommend having a your sponges for the small tank filters in there until needed. In theory they should be seeded and ready to use at a moment's notice.

    With only four discus many experience bickering. More fish will spread the aggression. Why only 6 discus in a 110 gallon, that could house 10 or 12 adults!

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    [QUOTE=Oldcabin;1294533]Thanks all for the kind words! Much appreciated!

    Patty -- appreciate the sentiment but your tank is gorgeous as well! It's funny, I was just thinking to myself that I should setup a larger tank and go bare-bottom!

    Thanks Oldcabin and Daniel, but I was talking about my other tank with substrate, plants, a small piece of wood and angels. I do like my the minimalist feel of my discus tank, but have to have a planted tank somewhere. Maybe I’ll do a before and after shot. It won’t be as cool as yours but I am copying the center focal point/plants with sand all around for sure. It will hide my filter tubes. I want that wow factor in my tank!
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