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great journal and photography. Are you gonna finish the stand and paint it like an ada stand? looking forward to your amazing pictures and progress.
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Thanks. I keep going back and forth on the stand. Some days I want to finish it and some days it doesn't matter to me. Ideally I'd like to at least skin it, but I just haven't made time for it so it just gets by with bare bones.

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best Discus tank i've seen so far
beautiful light setup and even beautiful Wilds
btw from where did you find such nice pieces of driftwoods??
are you planning to add any plants in future?
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Thanks. I got the driftwood from a sponsor on simply discus, goes by the username PC1. He has some nice pieces. I would love to add some plants, specifically floating, but my last floating plants didn't last to long. The Festivums picked them to death. I'm trying to keep this tank as biotypical as possible and a discus habitat is pretty void of plants apart from floaters. Maybe down the road I will cave and put something in, maybe some anubias or java fern on the wood.

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Few new ones. These Festivum are MACHINES when it comes to breeding.




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Ah, I love those cichlids so much! I really want to do a whole whack of them in my 90 now after this journal.


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thanks for the assistance about the driftwood supplier..he has some nice manzanita woods..

you got one hell of a erotic couple, breeding like mad lol..congrats on the spawn!!..
I am more keen to see your Discus to spawn..
those red eyes are so bright..wonderful..
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Update on the eggs above. I actually had another batch of eggs one day behind those pictured above on the other side of the tank. So now I have 3 hatches growing in a separate tank. Below are the eggs pictured above.





And here are the fry from the very first spawn. (Just to be clear, these are Festivum, not discus)






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Amazing photos. What do you have planned for the baby fishies?
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Matt,

I'd love to get a few of these guys from you when they are old enough. Maybe 6?

Also, I work for a Toyota dealership here in NC, we also own Toyota Center down there in Columbia where you are at. I *almost* took a job there about 8 months ago.

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Amazing photos. What do you have planned for the baby fishies?
Nothing set it stone, but I know the local club is interested in a bunch of them so I'll probably go that route first.

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I'd love to get a few of these guys from you when they are old enough. Maybe 6?

Also, I work for a Toyota dealership here in NC, we also own Toyota Center down there in Columbia where you are at. I *almost* took a job there about 8 months ago.

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J, I'm not to experienced or big on the shipping of fish, but if some other way works out I'd be glad to provide you with a group. The furthest I ever go into NC is about Charlotte

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Nothing set it stone, but I know the local club is interested in a bunch of them so I'll probably go that route first.



J, I'm not to experienced or big on the shipping of fish, but if some other way works out I'd be glad to provide you with a group. The furthest I ever go into NC is about Charlotte

Hmmm. I'd pay to meet you halfway, or maybe can let you know the next time I'm Columbia. I'm really interested in getting some of these from you.

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Haven't updated this in forever, might as well. First off, i'm working on this tank. Not really happy with the filtration. It works, but not to my standards. To much trapped wastes, I need something simple and easy especially for discus. And I'm adding more sand. I've removed most of the discus from this tank into my holding tank for the time being. They'll go back in the main tank once its done.

Here are the actual fish in the holding tank, you can see how they've progressed and colored up. The more red ones I've had for a year, the yellow ones I just got a month ago. And there are 2 domestic Red Turqs in with them. You'll notice I actually have living plants in a tank now! LOL Doing pretty good too, its frogbit.
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After a year


Growing out some geos for this tank as well.

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