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    Default Week 35

    Well another couple weeks have gone by and everything has remained pretty consistent with the contest discus since last update.
    We lost power for 8 hours two days ago, the power company lost a transformer. The discus did fine and the tanks came back up to temp everything worked out.
    A little longer I would have had to get the generator out to power all the tanks. We seldom lose power but that was a good lesson, another thing on my to do list to
    get the generator housed and ready to go.

    Update,.....the power was off for a couple hours again last night. All the fish are getting their endurance tests and have not shown any effects. As long as the tanks
    don't get too cold the fish actually appear to enjoy the calm water with no filters running. Life's good, procrastination is maintaining it's typical hold but as soon as this
    storm is over I better get busy with that generator.

    All the water parameters, feeding and water changes have remained the same since the last update.
    This time I was able to get a few pictures of the discus during the day without using a flash with the exception of the first pic.

    First pic, with a flash. This is a 5 inch cutout that I made a while back to get an approximate growth comparison.
    They are still growing although slow now.


    I've noticed the patterns on these discus continue to develop more as they grow.
    It appears they have more to go before they develop their final pattern and color.






    This may be Whitey that I noticed in Week 1 and took a picture of him then.
    He is the smallest but eats good and appears healthy and never gets picked on by the others.
    Actually I think Whitey is a girl.

    Bill

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    Default Re: Week 35

    35 weeks already? doesn't seem like it. Bill, the fish look fantastic, even Whitey That yellow one with the blue bit in the fin needs a bit of tlc though

    Good job.
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    Ha ha, thanks Paul. Time keeps rolling on.
    Take care
    Bill

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    Awesome shots Bill and as always, the fish look outstanding!

    Thanks for the update! All the best,

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    Default Re: Week 35

    Fish are beautiful
    Lynn

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    Default Re: Week 35

    Your discus look wonderful! It's funny how we work so hard to set up filtration and everything for our fish and they are happier when the power goes out and there is no airstone or circulation.

    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribbles View Post
    Your discus look wonderful! It's funny how we work so hard to set up filtration and everything for our fish and they are happier when the power goes out and there is no airstone or circulation.

    Chris
    Hey might be a good idea, unpug the power to everything, cheaper and keep them happy too.
    Thanks Chris

    Quote Originally Posted by Lytehouse View Post
    Fish are beautiful
    Thank you for the compliment Lynn


    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Awesome shots Bill and as always, the fish look outstanding!

    Thanks for the update! All the best,

    Eddie
    Thanks Eddie
    Updates are easier with a few pics.
    Take care

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    Bill, they are looking fantastic. I can't believe its been 35 weeks!
    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishyj View Post
    Bill, they are looking fantastic. I can't believe its been 35 weeks!
    It seems to be going by pretty quick. Good to have those first week pictures to remind me where we started.
    Thanks Jim

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    Default Re: Week 35

    Great pics Bill! Thanks for the update!

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    i am soooo jealous! great job!

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    Default Re: Week 35

    Quote Originally Posted by MRQuad View Post
    i am soooo jealous! great job!
    Thanks Marvin
    Can't wait to see you posting pictures again.


    Quote Originally Posted by calihawker View Post
    Great pics Bill! Thanks for the update!
    Nice compliment, thanks a bunch.

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