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    Quote Originally Posted by Shan_Evolved View Post
    Holy gorgeousness! How old are those beauties?
    Thank you Shan!!! The fish from Winnie's Discus vary between 18 months-3 years old and Hans' fish are probably a couple of months over a year now!
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    Wow and congrats!! Those tanks look great!! The 125 is a 6’ tank? I thought I had a lot of discus .

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    Thank you! Yes that's a 6 foot tank and there are 19 Discus in there - running an FX6, an FX4 & 4 sponge filters on that tank. I have 9 discus in my 90 gallon!
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    I'm just drooling over here, they all look great!

    I can't wait to begin looking for a new house with my wife - I know a few things I'll be looking for in terms of a prime spot for multiple tanks. Maybe one day I'll get close to your numbers!

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    beautiful fish and tank.
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    Thanks everyone - I've got a funny story and thought you guys may appreciate it.. I'm copying directly from my facebook post..

    I love trying new things... it’s always an adventure...

    I purchased a 44g Brute garbage can to start aerating my water in prior to water changes on my 90gallon tank. So excited, I get home, rush down to the basement and start filling the can. I add prime. I drop my pond pump in which is standing straight up and I turn it on. Suddenly, I’m blasted straight in the eyeball by what feels like what I’d imagine the Old Faithful geyser would feel like. Frantically, I unplug the pump realizing that I was probably supposed to lay it on it’s side in the pail. My children run down the stairs after hearing me screaming and then they start screaming “DADDY!!!! MOMMY’S FISH TANK EXPLODED- HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPP”..... husband comes down the stairs to find me drenched, head to toe, about an 4 gallons of water on the floor and just starts laughing at me.... Anyway.... this is how we learn, right?
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    Hahah! Sounds like you had a blast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shan_Evolved View Post
    Hahah! Sounds like you had a blast.
    LITERALLY!!! Hahahaha
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    Lol!! Ok what you need is a camera in your fish room . You know if you did that would have made a great utube video .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iminit View Post
    Lol!! Ok what you need is a camera in your fish room . You know if you did that would have made a great utube video .
    I know... it would have been priceless!
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    Lol, funny stuff. This great hobby does provide for some humorous situations.
    Amanda if I may add, it is best not to add Prime prior to aging as it only detoxifies chloramine (which is ammonia) for up to 48 hours. It is not necessary to dechlorinate during the gas off process. Aerate, heat and circulate the aging water, add Prime directly to the barrel or tank immediately before you refill your tank.
    Sorry to get all serious on ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by danotaylor View Post
    Lol, funny stuff. This great hobby does provide for some humorous situations.
    Amanda if I may add, it is best not to add Prime prior to aging as it only detoxifies chloramine (which is ammonia) for up to 48 hours. It is not necessary to dechlorinate during the gas off process. Aerate, heat and circulate the aging water, add Prime directly to the barrel or tank immediately before you refill your tank.
    Sorry to get all serious on ya
    Thank you! I am only aerating for a few hours prior to the water change to get rid of nitrogen bubbles - I'm not aging the water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acerrato View Post
    Thank you! I am only aerating for a few hours prior to the water change to get rid of nitrogen bubbles - I'm not aging the water!
    Ok gotcha, no problem then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acerrato View Post
    Thank you! I am only aerating for a few hours prior to the water change to get rid of nitrogen bubbles - I'm not aging the water!
    Actually, that IS aging

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    Actually, that IS aging
    Well yes, technically I suppose it is... When I think of "aging", I usually think of those who are doing it for 24+ hours.. It makes me think back to my grandfather when I was young.. he had a 55 gallon tank that he was just obsessed with. His favorite fish was this beautiful black and silver angel fish.. my brother and I were never allowed to touch the tank - we weren't allowed anywhere near the tank.. it was the only rule in the house! And the funny thing is - I used to get to upset with him. Now, it's one of my rules with my own kids - don't go anywhere near the tanks, don't even look at the tanks! Hahaha.. For water changes, my grandfather would fill buckets and just let them sit for days on end until they were "ready"..
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