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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    Hello. these guys are getting fun to watch. All lined up for breakfast wait for it! he did it lets EAT!! 119299[/ATTACH]CH]119298[/ATTACH]
    they are starting to eat the beefheart well and Al's special stuff.
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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    Looking good Captain Tom!
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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    Well another week just watching them grow looking good.
    Water parameters are all good temp at 84f daily water changes.
    Eating beef heart fdbw and flakes.
    lighting goes on all tanks at 6 am and off at 10 pm.
    flushing all foam filters every 3 days.
    The big guys are almost 2 inches long and the runt is close to 1.25 inches.
    Happy with growth so far. still have all 10. I will be moving to 30 gallon tank this week.
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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    Looking good!

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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    UNCLE! I still have all 10 of my fish but they are not anywhere as large as most. My largest is just over 2 inches. Becoming quite intimidated with the work and growth all are attaining.
    There is no way I can compete with the greatness that I am seeing here, you folks are truly good at caring for these fish. It shows in the talking and the notes given.
    I will always continue to read and learn and care about these guys.
    Thank You to Al for the contest. Good luck to those who are still working so hard at this contest.
    Tom.

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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    I hear you, Tom, but I say keep sharing. I only have three fish and they are the same size as yours, despite all the water changes and trying of various foods. Bryan is the outlier for sure. We're not winning the contest, but maybe people after us (even future versions of ourselves!) will be able to figure out some of the small choices that various people made that seemed to make the most difference.

    But honestly, I understand. I haven't had a photo I liked well enough to upload for a few days! (Will try to see if I can do better today.)

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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Tshethar View Post
    I hear you, Tom, but I say keep sharing. I only have three fish and they are the same size as yours, despite all the water changes and trying of various foods. Bryan is the outlier for sure. We're not winning the contest, but maybe people after us (even future versions of ourselves!) will be able to figure out some of the small choices that various people made that seemed to make the most difference.
    Totally agree! Stay in there, Tom!

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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    Agreed - hang in there until the first measurement at 3 months at least! Especially with all 10 fish left!

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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Discus View Post
    UNCLE! I still have all 10 of my fish but they are not anywhere as large as most. My largest is just over 2 inches. Becoming quite intimidated with the work and growth all are attaining.
    There is no way I can compete with the greatness that I am seeing here, you folks are truly good at caring for these fish. It shows in the talking and the notes given.
    I will always continue to read and learn and care about these guys.
    Thank You to Al for the contest. Good luck to those who are still working so hard at this contest.
    Tom.
    I've been enjoying following all the contestants and seeing the variations in the way the groups are raised, which is obviously making large differences to how these discus turn out. There are lots of variations determined by the time each contestant has, water quality, feeds and the amount of water changes made.

    I think you're already a winner by taking part in this challenge, and would like to thank you for your commitment so far. I hope you're getting enjoyment from it, and its giving you ideas on how to raise your next batch. I was fortunate to take part in the very first discus challenge on here, and even though i did make many mistakes, i gained lots of knowledge which helped me raise my current batches.

    I hope that you can continue to give occasional updates and not be discouraged....your fish look healthy and there is still lots of opportunities for good growth...its really up to you Tom.

    Good luck on which ever way you decide to go.
    We're here for a good time...not a long time

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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    Hey Tom, hang in there for another month please, then decide.
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    Your discus are talking to you....are you listening


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    Default Re: Tom's (Captain Discus) Discus Grow Out entry 2018

    Hello All. been away and out of the challenge but I thought I would send a picture or two.
    I still have all 10 and they are doing fine. The largest is 3 inches but they are all still healthy. Had a scare recently several were swimming upside down I thought I was going to loose them.
    Added Epsom salt before I left for work Worried all day but when I returned all was well.
    I won feed them so much at a time after this. Also I have a new group of 16 from Al siblings not the same hatch. They will hopefully grow as well as the first 10.
    That is all i have for now am enjoying all the notes from the other grow out threads.
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