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  1. Temperature in planted discus tank
    by George Booth <> (Wed, 05 Jul 1995)
  2. Plants for Discus Temperatures
    by "Bill Westbrook" <billwest/> (Tue, 13 Mar 2001)

Temperature in planted discus tank

by George Booth <>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 1995

> From: (Michael Irlbeck)
> I know you have planted discus tanks, could you tell me at what
> temperature you keep them. I guess somewhere between 80 and 84 F?

We keep our discus tank at 83 F.  It's a 100 g tank with 7 discus, a
few cardinals, 6 asst'd corys, 2 SAE and 1 farlowella.  It has 
CO2 injection (15 ppm), 100w DIY/Dupla substrate heating coils,
laterite, Dupla fertilizers, 4 40w FL bulbs -at- 9 hours per day. 

The following plants are currently in the tank and doing well:

Anubias barteri
Anubias barteri var nana
Ammania senegalensis
Barclaya longifolia
Echinodorus bleheri
E. quadricostatus
E. tenellus
Hygrophila corymbosa
Ludwigia mullertii "Red Ludwigia"
Microsorium pteropus "Java Fern"
Rotala rotundifolia
Shinnersia rivularis "Mexican Oak Leaf"
Vesicularia dubyana "Java Moss"

.... and probably a few others that slip my mind right now. 


Plants for Discus Temperatures

by "Bill Westbrook" <billwest/>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001

 Aquatic Gardening Information for Discus Tanks
 According to the Aquarium Plants Manual by Ines Scheurmann, the following
 will grow at water temperatures up to 86 deg F (30 deg C):

 Hygrophila polysperma
 Aponogeton crispus
 Cryptocoryne wendtii
 Cryptocoryne willisii
 Echinodorus  bleheri
 Vallisneria spiralis (corkscrew)
 Alternanthera reineckii
 Ludwigia repens
 Myriophyllum aquaticum
 Rotala macrandra
 Rotala rotundifolia
 Ceratopteris thalictroides
 Riccia fluitans
 Java Moss

 Good Growing!
 Bill Westbrook
 Ottawa, Canada

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Vick" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 9:34 PM
> Subject: Re: A few general questions
> Can anyone offer any suggestions for good plants that can withstand the
> temperatures that discus require? Thanks, Paul
>   ----- Original Message -----

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