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  1. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics Thread Starter New Member

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  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    What are the dimensions on the tank ?

    Everyone seems to have labored breathing... No ?
     
  3. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    fish and tank looks great ! ! !
     
  4. MasterBlue

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    lol, you guys make me wanna get discus XD
    Plants look good.
     
  5. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics Thread Starter New Member

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    Anthony,
    210 is 6'x2'x2.5' and no they arent labored at all, they were hungry.


    Thanks folks, I got 4 breeding pairs, none proven yet but will be soon, i am going to start breeding the pairs and selling the babies around here. two weeks in a row, two seperate fish shows, one show had discus that could have passed for flounders.
    the quality seems to be gone from the hobby.
     
  6. cooltow1

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    Real great looking tank
    To bad you keep that kind of fish

    Rick
     
  7. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics Thread Starter New Member

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    cmon now. just because they arent goldies.

    I do have 5 goldies I keep in a 40B, they are friends with my turtle, way to large to eat. I do got a nice one, all white with 3 orange spots.
     
  8. MOD_Dawn

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    Looking Great!
    Love how you left open swimming spaces for them too ;)
     
  9. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics Thread Starter New Member

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    thanks, thats been the one hard part it leaving a wide open space for them with the aquascaping.
     
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    Yea, I know...I have a few spots which I'm tempted to "fill in" myself- but the fish seem to enjoy the open areas for bottom sifting/feeding.

    Resist the urge :)
     
  11. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    I just yanked out a foot tall cardinal plant and created a nice void that they catfish found instantly.

    Im not filling in the center ever.
     
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    The discus almost look a bit funny ;) They're swimming in a way that you can barely see them move, they're just hovering around! It looks so peaceful and nice with those smaller fish too!

    Your tank is wonderful! The plants and the wood are perfect, and you've placed everything so nicely.

    How about a pic of the goldfish you were talking about? :D
     
  13. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics Thread Starter New Member

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    When I clean the turtle tank and remove her I can take pics, they hide under the shale shelf she has for a basking area. I really only see them out when I toss food in there. she did get 1 today when it tried to steal her shrimp.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    thats one beautiful looking setup bud your fish have so much colour they make a great display, i really enjoyed the vid well done. :)
     
  15. mancave1

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    Fish and Tank looked GREAT !!!!
     
  16. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics Thread Starter New Member

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    Thanks, heres some updated pics.

    Discovered a NEW pair of discus in the tank tonight, now I have 3 and have a pair of proven heckles and a pair of wild blues today, pick them up friday morning from Ohare.
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    ai53.tinypic.com_2hcq9lh.jpg (dad)
    ai55.tinypic.com_25p76gw.jpg (banjo cat saying good morning)
    ai56.tinypic.com_9t37h1.jpg (new mom and dad)
     
  17. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics Thread Starter New Member

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    1st pic is of two albino BNP's obviously spaced in age
    2nd pic is kinda for dawn, those are the yellow hans discus I got about 2 months back.
    Ordered two 6" blue heckles, 2 6" wild blue discus, 10 of the following each, bloodfins,H rasbora,Cardinals and glolights.
     
  18. MOD_Dawn

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    tanks looking great! the bn on the left looks like my golden one :)


    Ashame they (the discus) peppered so badly for you, but great news on all the pairs you ended up with...especially since you have the space to breed them. Wondering if the babies will pepper also (even if you remove them and put them in a tank with a light background and bottom)? Genetic, or the result of dark substrate/background??
     
  19. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    I do think its genetics, I found a guy with identical discus ordered from the same place a year apart.....however when I had them in QT when I got them they were NOT peppered, it really came out with the black on black in there. Part of the reason im aiming for colorful plants and not just green, seems the peppering stops when they are near something of color.
     
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    interesting, about the nearing something colorful they seem to stop.
    I have slight peppering (probably from when I had the same black on black setup like yours), and I've noticed it decreased drastically when I initially switched to that pink (now blue with white rock) background and sand substrate.
    But again, mine was only slight to begin with...so I do think they can lose a majority of it due to change of the environment, but don't believe they will lose it all.

    IF you fully plant that tank out let me know the status of the peppering, I'm extremely curious as to whether they'll continue to improve for you as a result.

    (And just a heed of advice for those of you who are looking into any pigeon blood discus...don't do black/dark backgrounds or substrates unless you are okay with peppering.)