4 years ago #1
pranav
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whats the best filter for discus tank (size 4ft X 1.5ft. X 1.5 ft.)

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4 years ago #2
mjrkiller308
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the fluval 205 will do very well for ur tank but like i always say it never hurts to go alittle overboard with filters soa fluval 305will be even better or go withmarineland they are good too like 350 magnum or the one step smaller cuz the 350 is graded for 100 gallons. all these work amazing. gl mgf and welcome also

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4 years ago #3
radar
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the magnum 350 is mainly a polish fiter better to go with a fluval or rena on another type of multistage canister filter. I use a mag 350 with carcoal and a prefilter.

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4 years ago #4
achintya
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hello and welcome pranav to our forum.

you have the exactly same dimension tank size like i have for my discus tank.you know that discus can't take too much filtration system.so they are kept in mild filtration system and also an effective one.

i think you keep a bare bottom discus tank which will be easier to maintain.

you can keep 2 sponge filters and 1 HOB filter or you can also use an external canister filter.but whatever the filters you keep,please siphon your tank daily.this is the best filtering system and recommended by discus experts.

i also eager to know
1.how many discus do you have in your tank?
2.what are the size?
3.which type of food do you feed to your discus?
4.what is your water changing schedule?
5.what is the temp. do you maintain now?
6.how many wattage of thermostat do you use?
7.what is your lighting schedule and wattage?

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4 years ago #5
radar
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y do you keep a bare bottom tank ? I s it for breeding purposes

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4 years ago #6
radar
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P.S. Awesome Discus

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4 years ago #7
achintya
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do you ask me?
if you,yes it is generally suggested to keep discus fish in a bare tank because discus needs more better water than any other fishes.moreover,many discus hobbyists feed them goat/beef heart mixture.if you have gravels then it will be difficult for you to clean this tank.

no,till now i don't breed discus.it is one of the toughest thing to me..hopefully will do in future...

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4 years ago #8
radar
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i had one succesful hatch it hapened by mistake. I mean got 6 discus about size of a quater. They were in a 150 plant tank with 50 or so neons. one day i noticed eggs. 2 survived to maturaty. then I left military and sold them.

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4 years ago #9
radar
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well good luck on your future breeding

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4 years ago #10
achintya
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oh great you are successful in discus breeding.i have 2 blue diamond discus now.and they are breeding pair...

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4 years ago #11
pranav
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thank you achintya

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4 years ago #12
achintya
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you are welcome

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2 years ago #13
Skipper
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I have the same size tank and I use an Aquatop 300 Cannister Filter (317 gallons per hour flow rate)which is a new brand based out of Califonia, USA. It is very similar to an Eheim canister but a fraction of the cost. It performs very well and I've had 2 of them in different tanks in use for about a year so far. They are super quiet too. I also use a sponge filter with use of an air pump in each tank. I have bare bottom tank due to what everyone else says. Keeps the water clean, is easy to clean for discus fish. I do use a few live potted plants in gravel to help the nitrogen cycle. Those filters plus water changes every other day you should have great quality water.

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1 year ago #14
rafi
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4 *2*2 size 4 legth 2hight 2breath

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