Waylon Degeest 150 Gallon Discus Tank

Brief Tank Description

150 gallon Discus tank


What Filter System Do You Use?

4 Fluval FX 4 canister filters


What Heating System Do You Use?

3 Fluval M 300 watt heaters


What Lighting System Do You Use?

2 Maxspect Razor full spectrum LED lights


What Fish Do You Have In Your Tank?

4 Wild Lago grande Discus, 4 various tank bred discus, 6 corydoras, 12 otocinclus


What Plants Do You Have In Your Tank?


Bucephalandra Dark Achilles, Java Fern, Java Moss, Pothos



What Makes Your Tank Unique?


I spent a year and a half setting up this 150 gallon tank specifically for wild caught discus. The manzanita driftwood I collected myself here in the high deserts of Arizona. The sand comes from my dad’s place on the Brazos river in Texas. I use 100% RODI water remineralized. I use catappa leaves, alder cones, peat granules, and peat moss to naturally soften the water. I have been adding my wild caught discus two at a time and moving the tank bred discus back to another tank. I used them to get this tank cycled over a 6 month period. All my fish are healthy and happy



What Do You Like Best About Your Tank?

What I like most about my tank besides the fish is my water. I am new to keeping discus and spent months learning their specific needs and care. I spent countless hours reading, watching videos, and talking to experienced discus keepers. One common thread among all is water quality. I tested every aspect of my set up before adding a single fish. And a lot of money LOL. My water here in Phoenix comes out of the tap at 5 to 600tds and a ph of around 8. My tank is a steady 6.4 pH with low tds. It’s my greatest achievement in all of this.


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