His royals spinach garden.
I am browsing trough some photos of well planted tanks and I am really
amazed how much spinach you can put in it !! Believe me, I am not against
a well planted aquarium ( the so called Dutch tank ) but discus with a
front garden of 150 x 50 x 50 seems to me a little over done.
Every time I see this I get a little suspicious !! I mean " either
the discus become complete vegetarians or their bosses seems to
misunderstand". Don't get me wrong, there are plants in there which,
with the thought of 28 degrees or higher, jump over the rim of the tank
to seek shelter. And I didn't even mention the substrate where their
little ( feet) are!
It is amazing !! People keep discus and drop some (nice) plants in with
them or have a well planted tank and drop some discus in it because it
looks so beautiful !! Wrong !!!!
If you want to go there you better plant some roses, they look really nice
next to the African marigolds !!
If you want to keep a well planted tank you have to dig up some very
important info about the several territories which they are growing in or
live in like the discus. What is the first thing that occurs to you ????
Well ??? Well ???? Right !!!! Some plants have to much trouble growing in
extreme situations, in fact plants are very lazy, they don't do things on
their own. They even use a third party to help them to have some offspring
(sorry I got a little out of control).
To keep discus you'll have to create a environment which plants aren't
fond of and vica versa !!
Of course the modern discus can stand a mistake, sometimes even two, but
is it esthetical ??? Oh well, never mind, you are old and wise enough to
make your own decisions ! My tank ??? Oh, just some java fern... well it
looks nice :-))