When setting up a Discus tank many overlook one simple thing… Where to put the tank!
Find out the best tips to pick the best place to put your Discus tank.
Why Read This?
If you are setting up a new Discus tank read carefully. Here are reasons why you need to pay close attention to where you setup your new Discus Tank.
- Water spills can ruin your flooring
- To many people walking by can spook your Discus
- To much light can cause algae to grow out of control
- Sounds can freak your Discus out
- Just because you are a night person doesn’t mean your Discus are
- Proximity to water source
- Once you setup the tank you will hate taking it apart to move it again
These are just a few. Let’s take a look at the official checklist.
Discus Tank Placement Checklist
Below is what in our experience has proven to be the best checklist to follow. It’s not the end all of lists. If you have more to share use the comment form below.
- Avoid Windows – By avoiding direct sunlight you will limit the amount of algae growth that happens in your tank. This is more for you sanity.
- Avoid High Traffic Areas – People walking by can spook your Discus and cause them to bump around in the tank.
- Keep At Adult Levels – Small kids love tanks! Love smacking them anyway… So be kind to your Discus and keep them at Adult height.
- Close To Water – Water changes are important. Plan your water changing path and proximity.
- Solid Ground – Water weights 8 pounds per gallon. Make sure the floor can hold up your tank!
- Climate Control – Avoid vents or windows that could cause the water temperature to spike or drop.
- Use Stands – Bricks and blocks are for buildings and gardens. Not for holding up your tank. Get a tank stand.
- Spill Guard – Prepare for water on the floor ahead of time. Treat carpet or floors against water spills.
The list above should help avoid some tank placement issues. A little bit of planning can go a long way.
Questions For You?
Have you made any tank placement errors?
Have any tank placement suggestions?