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by MultipleTankSyndrome
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank

The Sicce pumps are the powerhead substitutes. The only sufficiently large powerheads I have found like Aquaclear have to be hooked to the tank rim (which they can't, the lid will have to go on there), whereas the Sicce pumps don't - they have a built in double magnet system allowing them to be stuc...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank

Got some more questions, not on stocking but on flow. I was originally planning to have a Sicce XStream 8000 and a Sicce Voyager 4 running at the top of the water column, side by side, to provide a flowing top area for the sharks, barbs, and Botia*, but a calm bottom for the kuhli loaches and for ev...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Archerfish?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Archerfish?

As did I before I learned about freshwater species. Apparently only 2-3 of the 10 known species are brackish/euryhaline, the rest are freshwater. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archerfish That of course includes small scale archerfish, the subject of this thread: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallsc...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Archerfish?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Archerfish?

I wonder this too... :) In a way, it would be great if they did. I think archerfish are an excellent alternative to cichlids for those who wish to mix cichlids and loaches (even though it is not a good mix). They have the same general 'perch' shape, enjoy the same water chemistry and flow, eat the ...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Pink Tail Chalceus
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Pink Tail Chalceus

Thank you for this info... I noted... You're welcome! Here's another thread on MonsterFishKeepers: https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/my-new-pink-tail.699480 Seems like C. macrolepidotus doesn't just not like its own kind, it dislikes them so much to the point of taking them out. The...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Archerfish?
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Archerfish?

Anyone else have them? I recently purchased a group of 6 small scale archers, somewhat inspired by Aquarium Co-Op.
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Target feeding dwarf chain loaches
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Target feeding dwarf chain loaches

NancyD wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:18 pm
Do I get to say I told you so? LOL!
You sure do! And boy am I happy you did :lol: :D

Thanks for the compliments. It couldn't be more true how different every tank is.
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Target feeding dwarf chain loaches
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Target feeding dwarf chain loaches

Update. Looks like the chain loaches have caught on to the point that they go to the top of the water.
They don't have any problems competing with the tetras for food now. Whew.
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loaches now 27 years old
Replies: 9
Views: 6464

Re: Clown Loaches now 27 years old

Hi Redshark, do you believe the 15cm male is genetically small for a male? I'm aware males are smaller than females, but I'm not sure whether 15cm compared to 20-30cm is the average size difference or a genetically small size difference.
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Wed May 04, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me set up my custom clown loach tank.
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Help me set up my custom clown loach tank.

Some plan changes have been made to my custom clown loach tank. I'd therefore like to run said plans by the other active members to get some advice (advice on the other tank was very useful and much appreciated!). Tank will be 2.44m (8' for US members) long, 76-91cm (30-36" for US members) wide, and...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank

All that stuff on the clowns, age, etc, is just....wow. Really gives one something to think about. Sorry to hear it was so heartbreaking, and that your age is a prohibitive factor. I have heard of cheifkeith's water bridge tanks, yes. Never seen pictures but they did have me seriously considering se...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank

Thank you for the good wishes Nancy. I suppose a good takeaway is that we all can have quite different standards, which is fine as long as they all work. By the way, since you mentioned your clown loaches, here's hoping you can get some more in the future and have them do well. I remember hearing yo...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank

Thanks Bas. That's good to know for both my current planted tank and any future plan changes.
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank

@Nancy, I do not plan on having live plants. This is because of the following: -Don't want a Martin Thoene-style disaster of filter-clogging plants. We touched on this before and while you were correct that things can happen, I'd prefer to reduce the risk wherever I can. I do have a planted tank (my...
by MultipleTankSyndrome
Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank
Replies: 23
Views: 1087

Re: Need some stocking advice for my second loach tank

One final update. I'll be going with 9 zebra, 9 Burmese, and 36 kuhlis instead of the previous plan. Replacing the yoyos with smaller species does (as I said before) allow for more smaller loaches, but the previous plan seemed (very slightly) pushing it in terms of Botia numbers, so more kuhlis may ...