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    Thanks Lynn! I'm painting their new room at this moment and should transfer them in a few days after trim is up. I'll take a measurement and update when I move them...

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    I love the spotting on the blue SS but you're right, this Turk is the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    X-Man has officially take over as big boy in the tank, followed by one of the SS's. Feeding BH, FDBW and Colorbits...

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    Thank you Rick!!

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    They're getting ever so closer to their new home... hopefully by this mid-week. Just when It seems they are slowing down, there appears to be changes, both in size and color. What was once the largest is now in 4th place in a matter of just a few weeks. And others that I thought were doomed to be small, have also been taking on size. Also, but the time I resize the photos, they are a little washed out and colors are a little off. Maybe I can play with the settings and see what I can come up with...

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    They look great Brian, lots of color and nice and thick. I am seeing the smaller ones catching up with my larger ones also.
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    Stunning mate. The Turk in the 2nd has sensational sea green guess...so beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Stunning mate. The Turk in the 2nd has sensational sea green guess...so beautiful!
    Yes... I thought the colors were being washed out while uploading, but Pat helped me figure out that my laptop monitor just sucks, lol... The other Turq has the same color, and I like the lines better, but it's the one than has fallen to 4th in size...

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    Breakfast time!! I had a setback in moving them into their new home. Tank sprung a leak and my repair failed, so I'm buying a new tank today. This is the first time I've had a tank leak on me, and after a closer look, it was never correctly sealed from the factory. It's amazing it didn't leak 15 years ago when I bought it!!

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    2nd reseal failed as well, so I ran down to Petsmart and they had 55g tanks with LED's, HOB filter (won't be using) and heater for $100. I've always been able to handle a 55g tank myself, but I was feeling especially weak that day so I got some help. I got it home and found out why I couldn't lift it. All my other 55's are 3/16" glass and this one was 1/2" and must weigh 100lbs. I guess I got a one of a kind because all the others were 3/16". It's actually very nice looking with the thick glass, so I decided not to paint it blue like all the others.

    I used Stone Creations as usual to paint the bottom...
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    Then painted the sides black...
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    Insulated with Reflectix...
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    Taped on a rock background and filled it up...
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    It's aging with the HOT Magnum now and my discus should have their long awaited new home tomorrow!!!

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    Great looking discus! Great job.

    How are you getting your discus so meaty? Mine grew to 6 inch but is not as meaty as your discus. I cut back to 2 feedings a day when it hit the 5.5 mark. However, Its been two weeks since I upd their feeding to 6xs a day again to get some thickness. Im feeding Als worms, frozen blood worms, and 3x/day tetra bits.

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    Thanks!! I feed them anywhere between 3 to 6 times per day, home made BH, Tetra Colorbits and FDBW's. Even approaching a year, they still act like every meal is their last...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    Thanks!! I feed them anywhere between 3 to 6 times per day, home made BH, Tetra Colorbits and FDBW's. Even approaching a year, they still act like every meal is their last...
    Thanks! Mine eat like savages as well. My brothers think I starve them with how aggressive they get.

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    Moving day! I suck at measurement photo's because I can't ever get the angle right, but here they are. The largest is 5 5/8" and the smallest about 5" even though my rookie photography skills don't show it. They look much larger in the tank. A couple got pretty scratched up while fighting the net so I didn't photograph all of them, but I did toss a cup of salt in to help ward off any possible infection... Pat and I agree that the contest isn't really a contest anymore, so these photo's are just for show and I will continue to update their progression as time goes by...

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    Settling in... The bright white LED lights on this new tank don't do much to promote their true colors. I guess I'll be in the market for some better quality lights...
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    I’m a little jealous! Wow, gorgeous and what an amazing job you've done! I have a batch of 7 red covers crossed with san merah’s coming tomorrow and I want them to grow out like this. This is goals! Let me know If I can pick your brain in a PM or even a phone call.

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