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    I received the challenge discus today I have never seen discus settle in so quickly. 5 minutes after releasing into tank they started roaming around and picking at the filters. The shipping and condition of them was perfect, not a fin out of place LoL. I checked the temperature 85 deg, so adjusting was easy. I was thinking on my way home from fedex, these fish could not have a better start. Being raised in Forrest hatchery then a few weeks at Kenny's and two weeks at Al's. They are some lucky discus. I only hope I do not disappoint them The shape of these guys is real nice and looking healthy. My water parameters are ph 7.0-temp 85.5-mS .44/tds 300. I used new seeded sponges from a clean tank which I feed with NH4OH. I still have to add the sand and trickle filter to this set up, but I will wait as I want the sponge filter to adjust to the new bio load and not to add too much current. This tank is not connected to any other tanks and will stay that way. I took a few pictures of these guys 2-3 minutes after being released. I will keep the lights out and stay away from them until tomorrow. They will not be feed today. I will post pictures tomorrow once they settle in. I am so happy It is a blessing to know people like Forrest, Kenny, Al and Ryan, you guys are the best. I can not thank you enough. This is going to be such a great experience. Now I am off to have a few beers and shoot some pool. Thanks for reading.

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    Awesome Kenny!

    Best of luck in Raising out some Champions here!!

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    Way to go Kenny! Looks like they're in the right hands for sure.
    Good luck!

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    oh Kenny,

    They look great. Glad to hear that they arrived safely. Beer and pool.....a guy after my own heart....have fun

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    Hi Kenny, they look great. Big relief to get them in their new tank and settled huh ! Good pics.
    Take care,
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    Glad they arrived Kenny! They look to be doing very well.

    Best of luck!

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    They look terrific! Good luck with them.

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    Kenny, Looking good my man. As others have said, we've all already become winners in the challenge.

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    what kind of Milwaukee meter is that? looks very handy. the fish look great btw and i'm sure you will not disappoint them at all

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    Wow Kenny.....very clean tank & the discus are doing good.


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    Everything looks clean and organized. Look out challengers!!

    I love your title to this thread!
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    Here is a few of them hanging out. They are very cute Every time I even come close to there tank they all dash to the front corner begging for food LoL. I would not be surprised if I find one of them flipping across the floor trying to get to the fridge. These guys have great shape and are settled in nicely. I feed them this morning some bw. I will feed them 2x today and see how they look. I will do a 20% w/c tonight. The eyes are real cool, kinda look like pin wheels. I am very pleased with them.

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    Glad to see you recieved them & all is well Kenny

    I too, also think the eyes look really cool as well as them overall

    Let the games begin

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    Quote Originally Posted by acroken View Post


    Here is a few of them hanging out. They are very cute Every time I even come close to there tank they all dash to the front corner begging for food LoL. I would not be surprised if I find one of them flipping across the floor trying to get to the fridge. These guys have great shape and are settled in nicely. I feed them this morning some bw. I will feed them 2x today and see how they look. I will do a 20% w/c tonight. The eyes are real cool, kinda look like pin wheels. I am very pleased with them.

    Kenny
    Gorgeous shots of the fish Kenny. I knew that blue background would set them off!

    Take care and all the best,

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    Kenny,

    Excellent setup, you like you're about to take this head on! Best of Luck, but im sure you will not need it.

    Angel

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