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SHIPPING-NOTICE!! Holiday Shipping Schedule Setting up New Tanks

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Due to all the holiday packages in the FedEx system, and bad weather conditions which will cause late or missed deliveries this time of year. I am suspending any further deliveries until after the holidays. I will resume daily shipping after Jan. 14th.  

The shopping feature will be turned off during the shut down, the shopping feature will be turned back on and operational again to shop after Jan. 14th.

Happy Holidays,

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Return To: Setting up New Tanks Everyone needs a vacation now and then, and when we do leave, we are faced with the problem, how to feed and take care of the Discus fish tank while away? In this post I will let you know what I do and has worked great for me when I’m away. Simply put, [...]

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How Long Will Discus Fish Survive After They Stop Eating

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How Long Do Discus Fish Live

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When Do Discus Fish Get Their Color

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Do Discus Fish Need Salt in Their Aquarium

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How to Treat White Spots on Discus Fish

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How to Treat Black Spots on Discus Fish

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Why Are Discus Fish Called Pigeonblood

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What are Pigeonblood Discus Fish

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