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    Default Week 22

    Completed 22 weeks of feeding and daily water changes with these guys. Just like weeds, give them water and sit back and watch them grow.
    I wanted to remind myself how much they have grown so I looked up this picture the first day I received them.



    I put the same center decoration in their tank and took some pictures.......they have grown.



    It didn't take them long to recognize their old toy.



    Most of them tried to swim under the arch like they used to do easily when they were smaller but now they had to lay flat on their side to get through.



    The rest of these pictures I just sort of liked.









    These pictures look to me true to color of the actual discus.
    The water parameters have stayed the same, 65 microseimens, 30 parts per million, ph 6.5 with 0 nitrites and 0 ammonia.
    The nitrates have remained about 5 ppm with 50-75% daily water changes. All sides, bottom of tank, air lines and any surfaces in the tank are wiped down every other day.
    I am feeding beefheart/shrimp, 50/50, mix once per day now and flake two to three times with pellets twice per day.
    I add no vitamins or supplements to their food or water.
    Bill

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    Simply amazing Bill, they are ginormous! I love the patterns, especially in the fins. Fantastic work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Simply amazing Bill, they are ginormous! I love the patterns, especially in the fins. Fantastic work!

    Eddie
    Thanks Eddie,
    I'm going to put them in a white box one of these days.
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgtaylor View Post
    Thanks Eddie,
    I'm going to put them in a white box one of these days.
    Bill
    LOL, hey...as long as you bag'em first, then ship them my way!

    Can't wait for that, should be fairly soon too!

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    Default Re: Week 22

    i've said it before and i'll say it again, the judge's for this competition will have a very difficult job in choosing a winner. you have done such an awesome job William. i love your pictures

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    Default Re: Week 22

    Very nice...

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    Default Re: Week 22

    As usuall Bill great pics, beautiful fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calihawker View Post
    As usuall Bill great pics, beautiful fish!
    Thanks Steve and same to ya !
    Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by sercan View Post
    Very nice...
    Thank you sercan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    i've said it before and i'll say it again, the judge's for this competition will have a very difficult job in choosing a winner. you have done such an awesome job William. i love your pictures
    Thanks for the compliments Ricardo, I really enjoy working with this batch of Albino's.
    Take care
    Bill


    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    LOL, hey...as long as you bag'em first, then ship them my way!

    Can't wait for that, should be fairly soon too!

    Best,

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    Bill, man they are beautiful. the striations in their fins is killer. what ever you are doing is working perfectly, you can see it in their eyes. You sure can grow some beautiful discus. Everyone of them is magnificent in it own way.I looked at your pictures as if i was to purchase just one and could choose Very very nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acroken View Post
    Bill, man they are beautiful. the striations in their fins is killer. what ever you are doing is working perfectly, you can see it in their eyes. You sure can grow some beautiful discus. Everyone of them is magnificent in it own way.I looked at your pictures as if i was to purchase just one and could choose Very very nicely done.

    Kenny
    Hey thanks Kenny, coming from you, that is a big compliment.
    Bill

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    Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow and develop into beauties. You have done a wonderful job with them Bill. They look super. That was a good idea to put the piece of wood back in their tank to compare their sizes then and now. I think that you should let them keep their toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribbles View Post
    Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow and develop into beauties. You have done a wonderful job with them Bill. They look super. That was a good idea to put the piece of wood back in their tank to compare their sizes then and now. I think that you should let them keep their toy.

    Chris
    Thank you Chris, they do grow fast.
    You may be right about that piece of wood, they did seem to enjoy having it back.
    Bill

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    Just wonderful Bill
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    Default Re: Week 22

    Those are special pics... the first and second... great idea.

    Fish are beautiful.
    Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lytehouse View Post
    Those are special pics... the first and second... great idea.

    Fish are beautiful.
    Thank you very much Lynn.
    Bill


    Quote Originally Posted by pcsb23 View Post
    Just wonderful Bill
    Thanks Paul, one more enjoyable week.
    Bill

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