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by hx
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Mudskipper paludarium- an alternative solution
Replies: 56
Views: 42698

Re: Mudskipper paludarium- an alternative solution

For the first I got this on video.
Looks like mating behaviour to my eye.

There's an inbuilt water cave in the scape, into which the female follows the male in the end of this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5r6i25rwHc
by hx
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Mudskipper paludarium- an alternative solution
Replies: 56
Views: 42698

Re: Mudskipper paludarium- an alternative solution

I had to tare down and thoroughly clean this ol' tank after a serious mealybug infestation.
Trashed all vegetation. Bummer.

Happy to say it's getting back to action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eedpYQbCjIw
by hx
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 203
Views: 127335

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

Hillstream loaches showing why they are called that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMevfVPd1PY
by hx
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 140 gal paludarium
Replies: 7
Views: 3247

Re: 140 gal paludarium

The first inhabitants are in. I think they are enjoying it there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMevfVPd1PY
by hx
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 140 gal paludarium
Replies: 7
Views: 3247

Re: 140 gal paludarium

NancyD wrote:Another great paludarium, hx. I remember your previous 1, that was amazing.

A club friend keeps killifish in his, just a thought.
Thanks, NancyD.
Killies would fit the bill for sure. Along with hillstreamers. Gotta look into their availability around these quarters.

Thanks for your feedback.
by hx
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 140 gal paludarium
Replies: 7
Views: 3247

Re: 140 gal paludarium

Thanks, garyg.

There's a short walkthrough of the rockscape at http://planethx.com/2012/08/02/a-step-b ... f-a-scape/

And an overall project file at http://planethx.com/category/crabarium/
by hx
Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 140 gal paludarium
Replies: 7
Views: 3247

140 gal paludarium

Hi there. My new paludarium with DIY rock and DIY root system is waiting for the submersed planting to happen. https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11143347_941563202562412_8128345342509201991_n.jpg?oh=398d3ac83ac5fe73eed1e9fba0ecb468&oe=561CDE5A I'm also trying to figure out w...
by hx
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

Re: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank

Some advance with the background. Submerged bit pretty much done: https://planethx.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/dsc_5006.jpg?w=490&h=249 https://planethx.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/dsc_5013.jpg?w=490&h=240 The emerged bit happening https://planethx.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/dsc_5041.jpg?w=490&h=655
by hx
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

Re: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank

Got another couple of layers on the background, only one more to go https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10734243_825381807513886_1947422360396662738_n.jpg?oh=111c140cd230eb13f17d723386439711&oe=550BE494&__gda__=1427619144_ee6dc136afa58f5d6b0187709bf7bfc4 Also decided to t...
by hx
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

Re: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank

Rockwork carved and 1st layer down. https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/l/t1.0-9/1535078_823884447663622_6336798979737447499_n.jpg?oh=f3c95409d39b3a1d82fe4e336a99ff83&oe=5511D166 https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1960102_823884590996941_193840311879436779...
by hx
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

Re: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank

Thanks, Austen. I started making the hardscape for the tank with the basic masses of rock to be. It's going to be more riparium-like than a paludarium, with rock in the water and a couple of stumps emersed from the tank. Anyhow. Stone background start: https://planethx.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/ds...
by hx
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

Re: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank

Hi Austen. The main flow through these pipes is going to be taken care of with stream-type pumps. I've had very good experience with Tunze turbelles, not least with my streambank tank. Electricity consumption is miraculously low compared with regular pumps. You just need to give them a roomy channel...
by hx
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

Re: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank

Me too, Jim. Dry-fitting the main flow plumbing to the tank https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10636340_817404938311573_47129505113372662_n.jpg?oh=caad13b39f6147aa93f383c4e755ab0c&oe=54D6EB40&__gda__=1424276674_6cd0115576688447284dac2bb36619e8 The tank dimensions are 150...
by hx
Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream creek lateral flow tank
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

Hillstream creek lateral flow tank

Hi, all. I finally got around to starting a new hillster tank. Here's a couple of teaser pics of the plumbing/channeling to be built into the fake stone/wood background: https://planethx.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/dsc_4780.jpg?w=197&h=300 https://planethx.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/dsc_4783.jpg?w=...
by hx
Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Stream(ish) project
Replies: 129
Views: 77130

Re: Stream(ish) project

I was trying to show my other half this thread but none of the pictures on the other pages are loading for me. Have they been removed or is it just my connection? The photobank still not working. Frustrating. Makes this thread pretty much useless. For anyone interested, I have uploaded a few of the...