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by jones57742
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Re: Algae Eater suggestions for Yoyo aquarium
Replies: 20
Views: 4933

ey: I believe that these are the species of Otocinclus which have been classified. Do you know if other Otos also eat black brush algae? Based upon my observation only if nothing else is available. This might be a silly question - but SAE are definitely different to Otos right? Yes. ey: also please ...
by jones57742
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: otocinclus in a clown tank?
Replies: 18
Views: 5180

Re: most expensive tropical fish?

Related to this thread, in that I finally decided on a particular kind of bristlenose for clean-up duty in my tank and have been trolling aquabid keeping an eye out for the right one... gb: Occasionally a group of very nice brown, tan, or black BN's with very high dorsal fins and distinctive white ...
by jones57742
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: otocinclus in a clown tank?
Replies: 18
Views: 5180

I'd love to see a picture of that! Please? Will try to figure out how to use the office camera. Tell me, do the zebra's do well in 6.4 - 6.6 pH and 81.5F temps (soft water) conditions? I do not know. They seem to enjoy very soft water with a Ph of 7 and a temperature of 78F. Am having some trouble ...
by jones57742
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: otocinclus in a clown tank?
Replies: 18
Views: 5180

I have several zebra Oto's with my Yoyo's, Polka Dot's and striata's (finally found some in Austin) and the Oto's seem to really enjoy themselves.

As Tanja indicated Bristlenose Pleco's are first class "cleaner uppers" for algae on the tank walls and the plants as well as bottom cleaning.

TR
by jones57742
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Loach food
Replies: 8
Views: 1828

Re: Loach food

Are there any tips for getting them to tune in to this new food source? If the recipe does not include garlic you might consider adding it to your next batch. My home made recipes typically include a pound of meaties, two cans of veggies, yeast, multivitamins and a minimum of 5 cloves of garlic whi...
by jones57742
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New to Yoyos.
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Blue wrote:The problem with mixing them with cories is they may outstrip the cories' competition for food.
Blue:

I have not experienced this problem. The Yoyo's gorge themselves immediately and the cories will spend several hour scavenging the bottom for leftover groceries.

TR
by jones57742
Sat May 31, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Changing water supply to soft water?
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

"soft water" from my house tap (we have a water softener now, but apparently it's not that soft according to the GH). Oh, I'm not sure how accurate the pH is because I only let it sit 10 minutes before testing. GH more than 30 I gave up at that point again. ns: If your shower soap is lathering up t...
by jones57742
Thu May 29, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Changing water supply to soft water?
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: Changing water supply to soft water?

I'm wondering how I need to change my fish keeping habits to keep my loaches happy. Yes! Diana is correct but IMHO too moderate. The concentration of NaCl and KCl which typical brands of water softeners employ will continually increase. You can use outside faucet water, bypass the water softener in...
by jones57742
Tue May 27, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Dealing with Ich -- question about
Replies: 10
Views: 4350

Folks: I have very much refined this protocol during the preceding two years. I have a community tank which includes cories, SAE's, Gold Nugget Plecos, Yoyo loaches and most importantly, for the purposes of this article, Queen Arabesque Plecos (as these are very, very sensitive fish). I have determi...
by jones57742
Mon May 19, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Fine Food Recipes!
Replies: 70
Views: 75038

Baked Asparagus:

This is easy but yum yum.

Trim the top of the asparagus to approximate 6" lengths.

Wrap the asparagus with bacon and toothpick the bacon.

*Edit (04/25/2008)
Sprinkle fairly densely with grated Parmesan cheese.

Cook at 275F until the bacon is done.

TR
by jones57742
Mon May 19, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Setting up a 90 river tank soon
Replies: 18
Views: 4212

LO: At one point in time I did not understand the river tank concept and Martin posted the following link which describes a river tank but also how to construct the piping and implement the ancillary items for one (I believe that he invented this). http://www.loaches.com/articles/a-river-runs-throug...
by jones57742
Sat May 17, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Re: Algae Eater suggestions for Yoyo aquarium
Replies: 20
Views: 4933

Folks: I know that this is sorta off topic but I felt that some might be interested. Tanja: I have wanted some Oto's but I do not enjoy the appearance of the Oto's typically available. I searched PlanetCatfish for Oto's and found Otocinclus cocama, aka Zebra Oto, which appeared to be a very pretty f...
by jones57742
Mon May 12, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank water temperature
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

paujoha:

I have show guppies and floating plants in two 5G hex tanks but no more than 4 adults: one male and three females.

Assuming that your tank has filtration 25% weekly WCs are appropriate.

TR
by jones57742
Sat May 10, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: plastic pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Helen:

I believe that what you are after is PVC pipe which is probably what you are looking at. PVC is virtually inert and is used in many harsh environments the least of which is sanitary sewers.

TR
by jones57742
Mon May 05, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: External canister filtration
Replies: 27
Views: 5520

Andy: I have reviewed the product literature and the Mu size for the Micron Filter is not set forth. My comments are based upon 50Mu or less. You can aslo soak it overnight in a bleach and water solution. This step isn't necessary but I do it because I like it to be nice and white when I put it back...