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05-21-2009, 01:04 PM
The discus have landed. Made it to the fedex site and I'm probably lucky I didn't get a ticket. I tell you, I haven't been this excited since my first "date". Got em home and everything in the box looked good. Only minor leakage from one bag. Fish were bagged up excellently, triple bagged, newspaper between the first and second bag (my guess is for reading material on the long flight) and water was at 82 deg. Worst part about the unpacking was that Al used clear packing tape to make sure the rubber bands didn't come off. Made sense but was a pain as it slowed me down ;). Floated the bags for about a half hour to equalize the temp and pulled them out by hand. I measured them as I put them in the tank and they ranged from 2 7/8 to 3 1/8 inches. Beautiful fish and seem to be settling in nicely. And now, for the pics.

Here's their home before putting them in.

Here's Johnny!


And last, here's the neighbors checking out the new kids on the block


More later.

Again, a very big thankyou to Al for organizing this challenge and allowing me to be a part of it, the SD team and last but not least to Kenny and Forrest for supplying such fantastic fish.

And finally, good luck to all the contestants.

Let the games begin.


05-21-2009, 01:08 PM

that is soo beautiful.. i am sooooooooooooooooo jealous now..

for mine, i have a little problem that is why it took long for the fish to come.. thank god to al, that we are able to fix it.. and now, i have to wait..

again, goodluck and have fun..

LET THE GAME BEGIN! (is this our cheering motto?) :D

05-21-2009, 01:28 PM
Right on Kirk!

05-21-2009, 01:42 PM
Looking Good! BTW what brand is your digital thermometer and how do you like it? Good Luck!


05-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Thanks Steve.

Thanks Chris. Not sure what brand it is, a friend bought some off of ebay so I had him snag me a few for $5 each. The temp isn't accurate (off by 2.5 deg) but it is consistent so I have a good handle on tank temp.


05-21-2009, 01:58 PM
:)....the other 2 fish look jealous....:D

I think it's "Let the Challenge begin"

Good Luck


05-21-2009, 02:03 PM
WOOT WOOT,,, nice KirkP. The other two fish look very healthy, Well done.


05-21-2009, 02:04 PM
Nice going Kirk. They are real nice looking. Good luck with them.


05-21-2009, 06:34 PM
Very cool that you got them all safe and sound. Good luck with them Kirk:)

05-21-2009, 08:24 PM
Hey Kirk, nice looking setup you have for those guys. Now you have to clean out the icebox and fill it with fish food. :) Big relief to finally get them huh !
Take care,

05-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Great news Kirk! Let the games begin!!!!

All the best!


05-22-2009, 12:49 AM
Thanks everyone. I seem to remember seeing a few others here that have some nice looking fish as well. ;) The fish are doing fantastic. I've never had juvie discus like this before. It's neat watching them school. I walk up to the tank and they're swimming up to the front of the tank. Going to have to do something about my aquarium light though. I think it's too bright.


05-23-2009, 10:55 PM
Great looking set-up Kirk, wish you well in the comp!

Ahmed ;)

05-24-2009, 08:52 AM
OK Kirk now you have Diana wanting to come over and look at your new fish and to check in on how her fish is doing.. Looking great! Can't wait to swing over and check them out... Give me a call and we can see if we can set somthing up :)

Chad Hughes
05-26-2009, 01:25 PM

Everything looks AWESOME!

Good luck to you brother!

Best wishes!

05-26-2009, 04:42 PM
Looks like yer on yer way Kirk! Good luck with these guys. :)

05-27-2009, 02:24 AM
Very nice Kirk. This is going to be a blast to watch. All the best luck my fellow discus keeper. :D