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by mistergreen
Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Nitrates/algae driving me nuts!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5181

Hello everyone! I haven't been on here in a long while and I know this algae well. It's called black beard algae. All driving force for algae is light. If you can reduce that, you reduce the algae. Cut down on the hours or loose a bulb. Another product that can kill the algae is Seachem's Excel. It'...
by mistergreen
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach Island 2.0 for the river tank
Replies: 99
Views: 36017

just wanted to drop in and say, Nice tank!

you can arrange stones in steps under your sand to create mounds, and they'll stay relatively in tact.

And think about attaching anubias, java fern and moss on those ridiculously nice driftwood.
by mistergreen
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown loaches attacking angel fish
Replies: 6
Views: 3746

What tank size is this?
I would hold off on buying more clowns.

I personally would give away the angels or clowns to a local fish store, or whoever will have them. These are not a good mix of species.
by mistergreen
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: more Y. splendida questions?
Replies: 20
Views: 6623

I've bought from Frank.. The fish & shipping is top notch ( over night ). And you pay for the quality.
by mistergreen
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: more Y. splendida questions?
Replies: 20
Views: 6623

whoa! you bought 7? nice.
by mistergreen
Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Preparing PVC pipes for loaches
Replies: 14
Views: 8932

Just a wash under running water will work. Now for the other side of things, PVCs do release a small amount of the chemicals called dioxin which is cancerous. In the news lately, you've heard of companies getting rid of baby bottles made of pvcs. I personally don't think it's that much of a deal in ...
by mistergreen
Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Y splendida for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 6840

get them while you can. You might not see the likes of them for a while.

I just got a 75G tank but I'm going to keep it relatively peaceful, Just b. histrionica, rasboras and barbs.
by mistergreen
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Y splendida for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 6840

Y splendida for sale

thought I'd give you guys a heads up
http://www.franksaquarium.com/brookstreamloaches.htm

$100 a pop.

it is splendid.
by mistergreen
Sun May 31, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: how to make a YouTube video...??
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

go to youtube, create an account... There's a yellow 'upload' button on the top right.. click that and choose your movie on your computer.. There are restrictions on the upload. File size over 1 GB or the movie is longer than 10 minuters are rejected. They don't want people upload tv shows, movies a...
by mistergreen
Mon May 04, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Garage, New Fishroom, New copper pipes?
Replies: 16
Views: 5773

Copper pipes are safe. You only have to worry if it's over 100 years old when it starts to degrade.

yikes, I'd hate to see the bill for stainless steel pipes.. Copper is used because it's relatively cheaper than the other metals.
by mistergreen
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Getting my 55gl anyday, yippy!
Replies: 21
Views: 4283

I was talked into getting a 75G instead of a 55G because the 75G isn't that much bigger in dimension. :)
by mistergreen
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhli's being social - should I be worried!
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

lots of loaches do this. My burmese loach swam non stop for 2 days.
I was afraid he'd get a heart attack.
by mistergreen
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Eye gouging striatas do it again
Replies: 12
Views: 3273

oh man, I was thinking about getting these guys... maybe not..
by mistergreen
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Great new forum & a suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

excellent idea mistergreen! got any good pics you'd like to start us off with? 8) Ah, haven't had sick fish in a while... Although sometimes there's a reoccurring case of velvet on my cherry barb. Wish I took pictures of a Camallanus worms a few years ago from some new fish... That was a nice examp...
by mistergreen
Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Great new forum & a suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 2319

Now that is a brilliant idea. I also wish more people would follow Emma's advise and list their water parameters. I think most problems revolve around water quality issues. It seems that many people think that their water quality is fine, but they haven't ever measured some of the basic parameters,...