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by MultipleTankSyndrome
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank
Replies: 9
Views: 4802

Re: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank

OK, you're missing a few points. Both fish poo & uneaten food look exactly the same in filter media or vacuumed out water/debris. How are you telling the difference? & this is based on 1 month's worth of (iffy) data?! Roselines are NOT the same as any goldfish in body mass, food consumption, temp, ...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank
Replies: 9
Views: 4802

Re: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank

I'm personally very skeptical it's overfeeding. I have ran into that problem before, but the only times I've ever really overfed them were when they were new and I didn't know just how much food to give, at which point they all got greatly bulging tummies. Now that I know how much to feed, the norma...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank
Replies: 9
Views: 4802

Re: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank

Which brings me to my next point. Because of all that biomedia, designating some in your filter that you never or hardly ever rinse is no longer a concern. This is my favorite thing about the built-in biomedia because I can easily rinse out everywhere in my filter that collects gunk 3 times a week,...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Black Friday photos!
Replies: 5
Views: 7633

Re: Black Friday photos!

Yes, it is very hard to say for sure (hence it's a theory). Every tank being different with all its variables also has to be considered of course.

Perhaps if I can speak with the Ad Konings of Asian fish (whoever that is?), I can obtain some better data. All in the name of less hiding zebra loaches!
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Black Friday photos!
Replies: 5
Views: 7633

Re: Black Friday photos!

Thanks again for telling me about yours, mine hiding has been a fear for me before I considered what factors I had in my favor. I'm hoping the high flow+oxygen and cool temperature in my tank will bring them out like it did the kuhlis. Personally I suspect the reason they are reported to hide as muc...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Black Friday photos!
Replies: 5
Views: 7633

Re: Black Friday photos!

Bumping this thread because the pet store got zebra loaches in for Black Friday this year! And I have been looking for them since July! :D
Got to put photos here when I get them.
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sun Nov 06, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank
Replies: 9
Views: 4802

Re: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank

Using the best aquarium filter media will ensure that your aquarium will always be clean. The filter media is responsible for catching most, if not all, of the solid waste suspended in the water. It can, therefore, keep the water clean so that your fish will always be healthy and happy in their art...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sun Nov 06, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Could this be why kuhli loaches are reported to hide so much?
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Could this be why kuhli loaches are reported to hide so much?

I have seen topic after topic from many members on the loach forum about how their kuhlis (striped and black, it may well be different for the rarer species) are often hiding and mostly or only come out at feeding time. This was what I had noticed from mine until they became always active when I mov...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank
Replies: 9
Views: 4802

Re: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank

You are absolutely correct. Both on the total amount of beneficial bacteria only being enough for however many fish+feedings there are, as well as the doubling being a very general formula that doesn't necessarily account for all affecting factors. The thing is, given a well oxygenated tank, there o...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Praise be to silica pool filter sand!
Replies: 3
Views: 5061

Re: Praise be to silica pool filter sand!

By sand sifting, I did mean spewing through gills, yes. What species you had probably played a part, having striped and black together I only see the black do it. Not yet the striped. Size of the grains is not a problem for them either. The grains do look much larger than one would expect them to l...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank
Replies: 9
Views: 4802

Let's talk the little-known built-in biomedia of a tank

The thread on pool filter sand inspired me to make a thread on this. I'd like to go over the obvious, yet often overlooked, built-in biomedia of the average tank, and why having separate mechanical/biomedia in your filter that you do and don't rinse, respectively, is not such a big deal. Let's begin...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Praise be to silica pool filter sand!
Replies: 3
Views: 5061

Re: Praise be to silica pool filter sand!

No idea what grade mine is, I threw away the bags and didn't look for the grade size on them. Default assumption would be 20 grade, it's not all that small (eg: individual grains visible when some is accidentally vacuumed up into cleaning bucket). By sand sifting, I did mean spewing through gills, y...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sun Oct 30, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Praise be to silica pool filter sand!
Replies: 3
Views: 5061

Praise be to silica pool filter sand!

I just thought I'd give a shout out to how great silica pool filter sand is as a substrate. Ever since I started using it for my substrate back in November 2021, there was never the slighest glance back. These are the reasons why: -Small, dense, and uniformly sized grains. The small grain size and d...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Fri Oct 28, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Temperature for pictus catfish
Replies: 2
Views: 4899

Re: Temperature for pictus catfish

Thanks. It does make one wonder what is at play. My best guess would be that cold water flowing down from the Andes headwaters may be dropping the temperature of lowland water that would otherwise be warm. I've heard from another fishkeeping website that this is the case for the Magdalena - the pers...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Temperature for pictus catfish
Replies: 2
Views: 4899

Temperature for pictus catfish

I just thought I'd share an interesting observation I made on the small pictus catfish I'm growing up in my second 473 liter until they get big enough to go into the originally archerfish 473 liter. Their current water temperature is 20-22 Celsius (seems to vary a bit, IDK why), as opposed to the 24...