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    Default July 28th. Update

    Well I made it back alive from 2 weeks of the decadence and debauchery that is heavy metal music. (gettin to old for this) Things look great with the contest fish. I did a real good cleaning of both the grow out tank and my 300 gallon display, taking most of an evening. I noticed a build up of some algae on the bottom of the grow out tank. I've never seen this particular algae before, very bright, lime green. Anyway I scraped it off and cleaned all the sides and wiped down the heater, cleaned the sponge, got everything spick and span.

    Everything looks perfect. The auto water changes were flawless while I was away. Rochelle didn't feed them quite as much as I do when I'm home. I have a habit now of feeding a little bit practically every hour. I'm doing 75% water changes daily.

    I have to say that everyone in this contest is doing such an awesome job. It really is a pleasure raising these guy's and I think it really is going to come down to the wire!

    Here's a video of a blood worm feeding party



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    Wow, these guys are going to be monsters! I like the one with the striations on its forehead.

    Chris
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    Default Re: July 28th. Update

    Steve, Your fish look awesome brother. No BS here, they look GREAT.

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    Steve,

    Welcome back!

    I couldn't agree with you more!

    Looking fantastic my friend! Well done!!

    Best wishes!
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    Hi Steve,
    I suspect you are as impressed with your discus as we all are, they look great.
    You know, we were supplied nice discus to get things off to a good start but it is your experience and good care that is making your discus grow out so well. You are doing awesome and it is showing in those fish.
    Welcome home,
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    Default Re: July 28th. Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Scribbles View Post
    Wow, these guys are going to be monsters! I like the one with the striations on its forehead.

    Chris
    Thanks Chris! That one is my favorite also, not the biggest but very nice markings.

    Steve, Your fish look awesome brother. No BS here, they look GREAT.

    Ed
    Thank you Ed!

    Steve,

    Welcome back!

    I couldn't agree with you more!

    Looking fantastic my friend! Well done!!

    Best wishes!
    Thanks Chad! Good to be back!

    Hi Steve,
    I suspect you are as impressed with your discus as we all are, they look great.
    You know, we were supplied nice discus to get things off to a good start but it is your experience and good care that is making your discus grow out so well. You are doing awesome and it is showing in those fish.
    Welcome home,
    Bill
    I really appreciate those kind words Bill but I have to admit that my experience is strictly limited to what I've learned here at SD. There's no way I could have gotten this far without the collective effort of everyone on this forum.

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    Steve, welcome back, good to hear all went well. Fish are looking even more outstanding, must have been the wifes touch Love the vid.
    I really appreciate those kind words Bill but I have to admit that my experience is strictly limited to what I've learned here at SD. There's no way I could have gotten this far without the collective effort of everyone on this forum.
    I couldn't agree with you more. I have plenty aquaria keeping experience & yet on Simply, I have learned a thing or too wich have certainly tried out & BAMMM it worked. Keep up the tramendous job!

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    Steve, man...they are looking FABULOUS! They are HUGE and the color is unreal. Those are gonna be the show stoppers for real! Amazing job, just amazing.

    Take care buddy,

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    YEAH STEVE-O!! they are lookin amazing man! just like Eddie said, the colors are unreal. some remind me of my ARGDs....got a nice bit of red to them. the spectrum of colors is great...goes from like light yellow, to red. I love it

    keep up the good work buddy!

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    Lookin good SteveO! You have to love the auto WC system!


    Well I made it back alive from 2 weeks of the decadence and debauchery that is heavy metal music. (gettin to old for this)
    So is Mick Jagger!
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    Steve-O
    Dude the colors on these guys are awesome! I am happy to hear the w/c system is working well. Everything is looking great. Growing and shape is incredible. You are doing a great job with them.

    Is Death Patrol putting out a new cd?

    Kenny

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    Default Re: July 28th. Update

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate it!


    Quote Originally Posted by acroken View Post
    Steve-O
    Dude the colors on these guys are awesome! I am happy to hear the w/c system is working well. Everything is looking great. Growing and shape is incredible. You are doing a great job with them.

    Is Death Patrol putting out a new cd?

    Kenny

    Thanks Kenny these are great fish to work with as you well know!

    Yeah we're writing songs for the new cd. Probably a spring '10 release.

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    Default Re: July 28th. Update

    nice fish! keep up the good work bud!

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    Fantastic coloration on your fish Steve.

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