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LJSmith
12-29-2017, 03:40 PM
This tank is a culmination of all I learned here and over my first year with discus. I didn’t do a build thread because of all the blood, sweat, tears, and pipe solvent setting up my first sump.

I’m really happy with it, especially with a nice group of healthy, hungry, and well behaved group of discus.


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jmf3460
12-29-2017, 04:20 PM
beautiful fish, are those wild crossed fish? can we see a full tank shot?

Discluv
12-29-2017, 04:35 PM
Very nice. I always like one variety of discus per tank rather than a mixture.

LJSmith
12-29-2017, 04:51 PM
113683113684113685They are Alenquer F1s. 7 of them about 4.5. Eating really well.

Discluv
12-29-2017, 05:36 PM
I have some Alenquer F1's as well. :) Nice fish!

Phillydubs
12-29-2017, 06:04 PM
Really really nice! Who is the source of those babies??

Keep us updated as they grow, you are doing great!

LJSmith
12-29-2017, 06:13 PM
Thanks guys. I got them from Mike Deegan at Blackwater Aquaria down the road from me in Meriden. He has a good supply of sub adults to adults. I love being able to pick them out in person, plus he is always a fun visit. These guys were in a 75 all together. He said that most people would come down and ignore these fish and focus on the paint buckets in the other tanks. . I saw their beauty right away and snapped up the whole tank.

My ten year old daughter had the idea to layer the paint for the background. I trusted her, and was happy to have her involved.

ODwyerPW
01-05-2018, 12:10 AM
nice clean selection of Discus.