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    Default Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    Hello all!

    Sorry to have missed last weeks update.

    Todays water change was rather uneventful. Everything is right on track, no issues to report and these guys are looking HUGE in a 110 gallon tank. I can remember when they looked so tiny in this tank. LOL!

    Anyway, I promised myself that I wouldn't measure any of the fish again until the end of the contest, but I couldn't resist. I was eyeballing them tonight and swore that the largest looking discus was around 6". Well, I pulled him, measured, and it looks like he's at about 5.4". As they get bigger, they are very difficult to keep still. Close but no cigar on my calibrated eye. LOL! I wouldn't be a good "guess my weight" carnie! LOL!

    That's about a full 1" of growth since the last measurement. I'm pretty happy with that. I didn't take any tank shots. They would look about the same as the last update. I have attached a picture of tonight's measurement.

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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    Beautiful Chad! I love your approach to raising Discus.

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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    Beautiful HUGE fish.

    Great new thinking on raising Discus.
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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rickscics View Post
    Beautiful Chad! I love your approach to raising Discus.
    Quote Originally Posted by LYTEHOUSE View Post
    Beautiful HUGE fish.

    Great new thinking on raising Discus.
    Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate that!

    Best wishes!
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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    your tiny little ones have now gotten close to the size of MY discus. you are definitely doing something right Chad. keep up the great work buddy

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    Chad, you are definitely making some amazing results! Keep it up!

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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    your tiny little ones have now gotten close to the size of MY discus. you are definitely doing something right Chad. keep up the great work buddy
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Chad, you are definitely making some amazing results! Keep it up!

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    Thanks guys! I really appreciate the kind words of encouragement!

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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    Seems like these discus are averaging almost an inch a month. Incredible! It's the ultimate complimant to your good care.

    Chris
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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    Good job, its looking great.

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    Chad,
    He is beautiful.Incredible growth. I love what you are doing with these guys. Very impressive results.

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    You should be proud of all your hard work and dedication! It's really paying off and is inspiring to see your success.

    Best,

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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    I think you will need 12" calipers soon.
    Great job Chad.

    Bill

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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scribbles View Post
    Seems like these discus are averaging almost an inch a month. Incredible! It's the ultimate complimant to your good care.

    Chris

    Thanks so much Chris! I can't say that I've done anything super special. These guys are big eaters and fast growers! LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by DiscusKev View Post
    Good job, its looking great.
    Thanks DiscusKev!

    Quote Originally Posted by acroken View Post
    Chad,
    He is beautiful.Incredible growth. I love what you are doing with these guys. Very impressive results.

    Kenny
    Thanks Kenny!

    Quote Originally Posted by dlr1961 View Post
    You should be proud of all your hard work and dedication! It's really paying off and is inspiring to see your success.

    Best,
    Thanks David!

    Quote Originally Posted by wgtaylor View Post
    I think you will need 12" calipers soon.
    Great job Chad.

    Bill
    Thanks so much Bill! I thought the same myself when I opened up the calipers to take this measurement. The caliper is only 6". If this keps up, I'll definately need a biger set for final measurement! LOL!

    Best wishes!
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    Default Re: Week 14, Water Change #14 = 5.4" Discus!!

    Awesome job Chad! I was real tempted to pull one out as well the other day. I think I will do a measurement next month and probably once more before the end.
    Keep up the good work my friend!

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    Chad, that is one stud of a fish. Fantastic job!

    Kirk

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