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Elcid
08-18-2008, 12:16 PM
Okay, YELL at me for starting this thread without so much as a single word written or a single picture resized :D:D:D.....But, HEY! I made it to Kenny's Magic garage. ! Enjoy my thoughts and memories on this thread!

Okay, without further explaining, let me resize some pics! Then atleast the title of my thread will become more clear! ;)...

DISCLAIMER

THE CONTENT IN THIS THREAD ARE STRICTLY BY ONE DELUSIONAL FAN OF KENNY'S DISCUS AND AS SUCH YOU MAY FIND SOME BIAS. SO SORRY!

take care,
Sandeep

Kenny, Rishi (my son) and Kelisse sharing a moment!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/Elcid00/kenny1.jpg
My son Rishi and my new fish in good hands!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/Elcid00/kenny2.jpg
He looks tired don't u think? Magic garage is HARD WORK! ;)
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/Elcid00/kenny3.jpg
Where are the fish? Not one available for sale!, What a bummer!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/Elcid00/kenny4.jpg
Yea, yea yea! Those are MINE! all MINE! :)
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/Elcid00/kenny5.jpg
Kenny's TALL, but I have NO IDEA how he cleans those top tanks! Absolutely spottless!
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Hey Kenny:

What can I say! It was such a pleasure to finally meet with you and your family and hang out in the Magic Garage. U know I didn't want to leave! :).....My son has seen Kelisse's pictures on Simply and he is so glad to have finally met her, me too, she is so CUTE!!!. My son wants to know when she's coming over for a play date??? If you ever need a babysitter you know where to call! :).......

Thanks so much for packing the fish like you were shipping them to Australia even though it was only a 4 hr trip. It took me about 4 hours to get those rubber bands undone though :bandana: Your fish are all fine and are enjoying little snacks all day long. I just set up a second 75 gallon tank for them (they look a bit crowded in the 65 for my liking) but I'm not looking forward to changing the water with buckets for another 4 weeks Yikes! :).....Anyway we must not skip QT :angel:

Thanks for the great lunch and driving me around to the pet shops! You are right, maybe U'll find the best fish in San Fran in the Magic Garage :) If there are any left, that is! ;)

take care,
Sandeep

*Polka dots roc*
08-18-2008, 02:31 PM
great pictures:D good to finally see into the magical garage!!

dpt8
08-18-2008, 03:50 PM
Thanks for sharing Sandeep !! Kenny, you da' man !! David T

target
08-18-2008, 05:22 PM
Incredible how clean those tanks look. I hope to be able to see it in person one day. Bit of a trip from B.C. though.

kaceyo
08-18-2008, 05:55 PM
Thanks Sandeep,
I've been hearing about Kenny's "Magic Garage" for so long but have never seen it. Looks like a great setup and he keeps it very clean. But what are all the shoes for? Is that a secret way to get pairs to spawn? Put one well used shoe in the sump and let the shoe magic do it's thing!!!

Kacey

Ed13
08-18-2008, 06:06 PM
Very cool set up!
Thanks Sandeep!
Any more pics? You've got to have more;)

Elcid
08-18-2008, 06:37 PM
Thanks Sandeep,
I've been hearing about Kenny's "Magic Garage" for so long but have never seen it. Looks like a great setup and he keeps it very clean. But what are all the shoes for? Is that a secret way to get pairs to spawn? Put one well used shoe in the sump and let the shoe magic do it's thing!!!

Kacey

Hey Kacey:

You always know how to focus in on the real secrets about the Magic Garage. You know keeping "Pairs" together is no secret to breeding discus :)......But, shh don't disclose the shoe in the tank trick to getting pairs to spawn in a public forum, especially if they're not ur shoes! :)......Who needs katapang leaves!

Hehe, I'll let Kenny tackle that one! All I can say is maybe he's not the only one in the family that loves pairs!

take care,
Sandeep

Elcid
08-18-2008, 06:38 PM
Very cool set up!
Thanks Sandeep!
Any more pics? You've got to have more;)

Hmm, there are more pics :).....But, it's kinda boring to post pics of empty tanks! :)

Here's one for you!

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/Elcid00/kenny7.jpg

take care,
Sandeep

Darren's Discus
08-18-2008, 07:09 PM
Sandeep,
thank's for sharing Kenny's great set up ! plenty of room for new shipment !:D:D


cheers

Ed13
08-18-2008, 07:11 PM
Hmm, there are more pics :).....But, it's kinda boring to post pics of empty tanks! :)

Here's one for you!

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/Elcid00/kenny7.jpg

take care,
Sandeep
Those are yours right? It would have been really hard to walk out of the place without those guys!
I wouldn't mind seeing more pics of Kenny's empty tanks as sweet as this setup looks!

mikel
08-18-2008, 07:39 PM
Awsome pictures! Glad everyone had a great time. Those tanks are just waiting for new and beautiful discus!!!! mike

Anthonyl
08-18-2008, 08:40 PM
Awesome, Kenny! very professionals. Good to see where our fish came from, immaculate conditions. Your niece is cute, too :)

Elcid
08-18-2008, 09:44 PM
More pics! :)

These pics don't do justice to these giants! They are just so huge yet so elegant. I was telling Kenny I don't buy big fish but maybe I need to rethink my strategy after looking at these guyz! I could never raise them that big and at this price the next 6 are mine! :) When I went to pick up my fish on Sunday, the two Kenny had selected for Angel had already paired and in the top tank shakin like they would lay any moment. Hey Kenny, any eggs yet?! You would think those are big old fish but who would have thought at only 15 months they may be too young to spawn successfully, maybe the Male's not ready?!! Hey Kenny, are the eggs fertile??? :)....

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q215/Elcid00/kenny8.jpg
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SriAngel
08-18-2008, 10:19 PM
Thanks Sandeep,

I've always wanted to check out the magic garage myself, I guess for the moment your pics will do. I also appreciate all the pictures of my fish as well. I had a fire in my house and am waiting for things to settle down a bit before the fish are shipped to me. After seeing your pictures i shall dub the pair Godzilla and Godzuki, i doubt that the eggs will hatch since the water in San Fran is a bit hard.

P.S. Check out the pic of my 240 with sheetrock in it. On the positive side i think my fish grew a bit from the extra calcium in the sheetrock, as my water in New York is extremely soft.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/sriangel5/Auction/CIMG0206.jpg

seanyuki
08-18-2008, 10:24 PM
Hi Sandeep,

Thanks for posting the pics of the Magic Garage....I really admire his set up and those tanks are so clean...perhaps knowing that you are visiting his place and spent 30 hours polishing his tanks.:p:D

Cheers
Francis:)

Elcid
08-18-2008, 10:30 PM
Awsome pictures! Glad everyone had a great time. Those tanks are just waiting for new and beautiful discus!!!! mike

Hey Mike:

U are right but Kenny's so obstinate, he won't get any fish until all his shipments are sent out. Then he plans to sterilize the whole garage in preparation for the next batch! I've never seen anyone do that before! He's certainly setting a very high standard. I just don't know how he does it! If it were me I would have kept atleast a few fish from my own pleasure! But this Kenny! Go figure! I suppose it's good for us and his suppliers! Hey, I'm not complaining! I got MINE MINE MINE :)!!!

take care,
Sandeep

Elcid
08-18-2008, 10:51 PM
Thanks Sandeep,

I've always wanted to check out the magic garage myself, I guess for the moment your pics will do. I also appreciate all the pictures of my fish as well. I had a fire in my house and am waiting for things to settle down a bit before the fish are shipped to me. After seeing your pictures i shall dub the pair Godzilla and Godzuki, i doubt that the eggs will hatch since the water in San Fran is a bit hard.

P.S. Check out the pic of my 240 with sheetrock in it. On the positive side i think my fish grew a bit from the extra calcium in the sheetrock, as my water in New York is extremely soft.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/sriangel5/Auction/CIMG0206.jpg

OMG Angel! I'm so sorry to hear that! NYC water is the best! It's probably the only city where I would drink water right from the tap! That's pure lake water pumped directly to you! :).....When I was in NJ, I wish I had NYC water!

You have some AMAZING discus saved in the Magic Garage! I was going to call you and ask you give give up a few from this shipment! Those fine spotted eruptions are too die for! I was thinking I need to take off my contacts so that I can focus on those spots (at my age I need reading glasses I think!)....

take care,
Sandeep

Kenny's Discus
08-18-2008, 11:21 PM
Hello Sandeep my friend, you made it home buddy!:D What's with all that packing to Australia thing LOL....there's only one way to bag fish which is to use 10 bags per + tons of rubber bands!:p I forgot to tell you to never try to untie my rubber bands they will cut into your fingers. I shall slip in a pair of scissor for every order I send out from now on lol... j/k

No seriously my friend, thanks so much for coming by with your family, you have a handsome and very, very smart son...although sounds impossible he may even be smarter than his daddy lol!(hope daddy does not hear this:wasntme:) I envious how happy you guys are and I see lots of love in your family! I cannot be happier for you my friend.

Although I've known Sandeep for like 30 years lol this is the first time we met! I wished we had more time together so I can take you and your son to more places, but next time for sure! Whenever I make it to Reno you can bet that I'll be knocking on your door with more discus lol(that's a given), just remember to always QT right!:)

After seeing your pic(I love the shots of the Albino RGD's/Albino RGD's w/straition!) mine looked like they were taken by a 2 year-old boy!:( Maybe it's time to trade some fish for an DSLR.

Again many thanks Sandeep. It was an absolute honor to be able to finally meet you and your family! You know the drill, STAY IN TOUCH like always!

Angel, I accidentally netted a few of yours into Sandeep's box LOL...well at least your pair of huge snake are about to spawn. We'll call everything even okay?:D I'm so sry about the damage by the fire to your house, you take care of yourself my friend I'll be in touch soon Angel.

Some pics by my old P&S cam of the fish that were added to Sandeep's order by mistake...these were goners Angel I'm so sry brother I'll make it up to you next time(sounds familiar?)lol.:D:D:D:D
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e189/kennysdiscus/new084-1.jpg
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http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e189/kennysdiscus/new082-1.jpg

Well hope this makes up for the lost fish lol...no eggs yet but breeding tubes are 12.34567% out right now. LOL
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e189/kennysdiscus/new074-1.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e189/kennysdiscus/new079-1.jpg
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http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e189/kennysdiscus/new072-1.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e189/kennysdiscus/new076-1.jpg

Nicole, David, Dan, Kacey(don't let my shoes secret out!:D), Ed, Darren, Mike, Anthony, Francis; thank you so much for the kind comments. It's been an honor getting to know you all through this forum here over the last few years, my good friends!:)

Oh I forgot to say that I just LOVE my niece, and of course Rishi!:)

Kenny

Elcid
08-19-2008, 10:31 AM
Hey Kenny:

I really felt like a kid in a candy store! Now that I look at these pics I know what you mean that your customers will be thrilled when they actually see the fish because they are so much more beautiful than in the pics! In a way it's good that I'm 4 hrs drive from you otherwise my bank account would be empty and I'm really trying to channel all my funds into getting my son educated!!! :)......Please do come visit Reno. It's really VERY NICE here! :)....

Thanks again for everything!


take care,
Sandeep

Ed13
08-19-2008, 05:15 PM
Hey Mike:

U are right but Kenny's so obstinate, he won't get any fish until all his shipments are sent out. Then he plans to sterilize the whole garage in preparation for the next batch! I've never seen anyone do that before! He's certainly setting a very high standard. I just don't know how he does it! If it were me I would have kept atleast a few fish from my own pleasure! But this Kenny! Go figure! I suppose it's good for us and his suppliers! Hey, I'm not complaining! I got MINE MINE MINE :)!!!

take care,
Sandeep
For some reason this practices that our friend folows make me happier than the extremely nice discus he gets. After all what good are nice discus if they are compromised;)
Great job Kenny!

MSD
08-19-2008, 06:52 PM
Sri, so sorry to hear about your house, everybody in your family OK? That must have been one scary experience!

SriAngel
08-19-2008, 08:17 PM
Thanks Mark,
Neither the Family nor all my gorgeous discus were harmed in the incident. There is a firehouse a block away from my house and they were there in minutes. However my spoiled discus are thumbing their nose at me because i have them in a cramped 120 and they dont get their usual 100 percent daily water changes. Hopefully i can get everything squared away real soon so i can also enjoy my pair of giant snakes. How is yours doing by the way?

MSD
08-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Mine is doing great and has taken the top spot in the pecking order in the tank. Its eating well and will be moved to the general population in a couple of weeks. Next week I'll be moving one of my discus into the snakes tank and we'll go from there.

uspharm
08-21-2008, 02:58 PM
Can't wait to see the Magic Garage and the keeper myself. one day kenny..one day. :)

Kenny's Discus
08-26-2008, 12:25 PM
Hey Kenny:

I really felt like a kid in a candy store! Now that I look at these pics I know what you mean that your customers will be thrilled when they actually see the fish because they are so much more beautiful than in the pics! In a way it's good that I'm 4 hrs drive from you otherwise my bank account would be empty and I'm really trying to channel all my funds into getting my son educated!!! :)......Please do come visit Reno. It's really VERY NICE here! :)....

Thanks again for everything!


take care,
Sandeep

You're most welcome my friend. THANK YOU for visiting me it means a lot to me!:)



Can't wait to see the Magic Garage and the keeper myself. one day kenny..one day. :)

Hello Alfred, you know you'll be more than welcome anytime, my friend!:)

Thanks,
Kenny