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    Spencer has some pics on facebook of water going in tanks :)

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    There are fish on the list!

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    Well looks like just a few arriving in the next 10 days. But its a start.

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    I see a nice big tetra.Hemiodus Gracilis.10-12 would really make a nice big tetra shoal in my SA six footer.

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    New list, more on it. No fish in stock yet. Getting excited.

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    Fish are in stock!

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    I just ordered 8 wild caught Geophagus Proximis and 10 Hemidus Gracilis for arrival pick up Fri.,Sat.,or Sun.If anybody wants in and wants to split shipping just contact me and send Spencer the money for your fish.I've done this a few times.You just meet at airport cargo bay.

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    Nice. I haven't ordered anything yet. Still waiting.

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    It's my first time for these species.I thought I'd try something other than discus to get away from large frequent WC's.But these fish also need weekly 50-75% WC's from what I've been reading ,for optimum growth.Also,looks like I'll soon be changing out the substrate for sand.

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    I do large weekly water on all my tanks anyway. Post some pictures when you get them!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by komodo182 Click here to enlarge
    I do large weekly water on all my tanks anyway. Post some pictures when you get them!
    That's great with the WC's.Nothing like flushing the toilet completely.A healthier tank and fish for sure.And keeps everything much more stable.Your fish are lucky to have somebody that provides them with lots of fresh water.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blue lagoon Click here to enlarge
    That's great with the WC's.Nothing like flushing the toilet completely.A healthier tank and fish for sure.And keeps everything much more stable.Your fish are lucky to have somebody that provides them with lots of fresh water.
    Guessing your discus water changes are more than weekly eh?

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    Not 50-100% a day like they used to be when they were growing out.But still do 80-100% weekly WC's in a 125 gal. six footer.The discus are getting older now and loosing them one by one.I only have one 7" male pigeon blood left and that should be with other discus.I've gone though a lot of water in the past 14 years of discus keeping.I have also learned that frequent large WC's have done my other fishes(species) a world of good.I've given up on small 25-30% WC's after what I've noticed with other fishes health in the past 14 years of discus keeping.Altho,I would not make such large WC's using start tap water here in Halifax it could kill them,cause of the gases present in the water especially in the winter when there seems to be more.I age and aerate my water so the fish do not notice a big WC.I do not use conditioners to remove chlorine;the aging and aeration takes care of that.

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    @ blue lagoon
    I have some discus from Rick at Canadian Aqua farms in my 125 gallon. 2 of which are female pigeon bloods getting close to 6 inches, that lay eggs with each other all the time. If you think you want your guy to go to a new home let me know. Maybe we can work something out and maybe one of my females will try him out. Not a fan of mixing discus from different sources but maybe it will work.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jmunroe Click here to enlarge
    @ blue lagoon
    I have some discus from Rick at Canadian Aqua farms in my 125 gallon. 2 of which are female pigeon bloods getting close to 6 inches, that lay eggs with each other all the time. If you think you want your guy to go to a new home let me know. Maybe we can work something out and maybe one of my females will try him out. Not a fan of mixing discus from different sources but maybe it will work.


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    This one came from the same place.If you want to come by and take a look at him and make me a reasonable offer.I understand about mixing discus from different set ups/sources can be risky.That's why I haven't put him up for sale.

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    Sure. I'd like to do that. I have a few angelfish I want to get out of the tank first. I'll message you when I can. Thanks.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blue lagoon Click here to enlarge
    It's my first time for these species.I thought I'd try something other than discus to get away from large frequent WC's.But these fish also need weekly 50-75% WC's from what I've been reading ,for optimum growth.Also,looks like I'll soon be changing out the substrate for sand.
    Stacey kept Geos for some time - she would be a great source of knowledge. I can't wait to see your setup! :)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by pamdb33 Click here to enlarge
    Stacey kept Geos for some time - she would be a great source of knowledge. I can't wait to see your setup! :)
    They haven't got any color to them yet at 2" big;they should get 8-12".He sent 9 instead of 8.The Hemiodus gracilis are a nice big size for a tetra;now 3" or so and grow to over 6".He sent 12 instead of 10,so a couple of free fish.They remind me of the torpedo barbs I used to have.There are a very active schooling fish.All arrived in good condition;now acclimatized and eating like pigs.The tank will be quite full if all goes well.

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    Glad to hear it!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blue lagoon Click here to enlarge
    They haven't got any color to them yet at 2" big;they should get 8-12".He sent 9 instead of 8.The Hemiodus gracilis are a nice big size for a tetra;now 3" or so and grow to over 6".He sent 12 instead of 10,so a couple of free fish.They remind me of the torpedo barbs I used to have.There are a very active schooling fish.All arrived in good condition;now acclimatized and eating like pigs.The tank will be quite full if all goes well.
    I find he often adds in extras! A nice treat :)
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