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    Default Adam's Grow Out Contest 2018

    My name is Adam, but most people call me... Adam.

    Here's a quick look at my essentials for the contest:

    10 gal with horrible paint job, heater, and sponge filter:
    20180924_174313.jpg

    55 gallon aging barrel, pump, and hose to refill:
    20180924_174324.jpg

    bbs hatchery (used this religiously when I was still working with a lot of swordtails... we'll see how useful it is for discus fry):
    20180924_174439.jpg

    Arranging events like this always sound fun until you're elbow deep in a tank, cursing and trying to catch 100+ dime-sized critters that'd really rather not be caught, so a big thanks to Al for not only providing the fish but for putting the contest together to begin with.

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    Just tested pH, GH, and KH for the first time in years along with TDS.
    pH: 7.6-7.8
    GH: 19-20
    KH: 7-8
    TDS: 460-480 ppm (meter was jumping around a bit)

    Perfect discus water, no?

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    Good luck!

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    Nice set up Adam. Looks like you’ve thought of everything. All you need now is fish.
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    Looking good Adam. Is the white stuff on the BBS bottles just the adhesive where you removed the label? On my phone it looked like some fancy type of filtration scroll and I logged on to the PC to ask you about it...LOL, now I see it more clearly ...it might even help if I wore my glassess, like, ever

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    Default Re: Adam's Grow Out Contest 2018

    [QUOTE=Adam S;1298632]My name is Adam, but most people call me... Adam.

    bbs hatchery (used this religiously when I was still working with a lot of swordtails... we'll see how useful it is for discus fry):
    20180924_174439.jpg

    I may have to steal this idea Adam , you would laugh at my ,um,,, set up

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    Thanks, Patty and 2ljd!

    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Looking good Adam. Is the white stuff on the BBS bottles just the adhesive where you removed the label? On my phone it looked like some fancy type of filtration scroll and I logged on to the PC to ask you about it...LOL, now I see it more clearly ...it might even help if I wore my glassess, like, ever
    Bbs here don't even get a rinse lol. Straight into tank!

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    Babies arrived. Like Kwiege, the box had some leakage issues, but they all made it. Here's a blurry, fresh out of the bag shot:

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    9 of the 10 are eating, so good start after some mistakes by USPS.

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    Great news! Best of luck with them.

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    Awesome Awesome Awesome
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    So glad they came Adam. They look good!
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    Default Re: Adam's Grow Out Contest 2018

    Great job Adam . They
    look pretty good in your tank .
    Your BBS hatchery is very neat and well thought Invention.
    Good luck on your journey .

    P.s.
    Al , I wonder why all the contestant tanks had to be painted in white ?
    Last edited by Filip; 09-28-2018 at 06:24 AM.

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    Nothing like breakfast and a 90% water change.


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    Default Re: Adam's Grow Out Contest 2018

    Looking good!

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    They look great Adam BBS is great even at this age.
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