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by millsn
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Points to watch with RO units?

Thankyou Mrs. Basil
by millsn
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Points to watch with RO units?

Thanks chaps, very interesting. I had no idea there was waste water, or that the delivered water was oxygen free. I have a waste on the tank so that's no issue. I also have a water supply there, so the key question is how to store the water so I can automate the delivery without spilling it. If the ...
by millsn
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Points to watch with RO units?

RO query: I've a 200 UK gal tank with 8 clowns. Our local water arrives with a low level of nitrate already present. Local water is hard and that's what I have them in. The only issue I have is that they are a little sluggish as I can't control the nitrate. I've tried filtering the water on the way ...
by millsn
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Well rounded loach diets.
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: Well rounded loach diets.

I used to feed mine live river shrimp but stopped as it seemed a bit macabre. But they went nuts for it. They need to be big enough to eat them obviously.
by millsn
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Behaviour when new clown coach introduced
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Behaviour when new clown coach introduced

Given you've now addded some loaches you may also need to add some hiding places. Otherwise I find they can compete for hiding places and I'm not convinced that the competition is entirely healthy for them. Is there plenty of hiding other than where the larger loach likes to hide?
by millsn
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gyre XF-130 / 150
Replies: 5
Views: 2792

Re: Gyre XF-130 / 150

Might have to treat myself nearer xmas
by millsn
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gyre XF-130 / 150
Replies: 5
Views: 2792

Re: Gyre XF-130 / 150

So has anyone tried one?
by millsn
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gyre XF-130 / 150
Replies: 5
Views: 2792

Re: Gyre XF-130 / 150

As you say we mostly have sorted filtration. This would be to replace my powerheads which were tunze and expensive in the 1st place. I used to have two which they enjoyed. With one its half the fun.
by millsn
Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gyre XF-130 / 150
Replies: 5
Views: 2792

Gyre XF-130 / 150

Hello,
I was wondering whether anyone had tried on of these with Clown loaches? I'm down to one functioning powerhead on my 6x2x2 and considering it but they're £225
http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/c ... p?sid=6796
Many thanks
by millsn
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Throw away your canister filters !
Replies: 29
Views: 15250

Re: Throw away your canister filters !

As feedback goes my filters were new when I posted about fx5s. Some years on. No complaints.
by millsn
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Popping Noise.
Replies: 12
Views: 5875

Re: Popping Noise.

ah , I missed the detail "and cluster around where my finger nail is tapping"
by millsn
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Camallanus Worms
Replies: 9
Views: 9834

Re: Camallanus Worms

You can get levamisole in the UK from agricultural suppliers. You will need to get a prescription form your vet and be prepared to dig deep it's expensive but you will get enough to last a lifetime. I got levacide at 7.5% levamisole I need 21.5ml to treat a 150 uk gallon tank. You will have enough t...
by millsn
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Popping Noise.
Replies: 12
Views: 5875

Re: Popping Noise.

I wouldn't bang on the glass though. They're 'coming out' because you're scaring them or because they hear you coming and associate that with food arriving
by millsn
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Need help ASAP! Bullying
Replies: 8
Views: 2991

Re: Need help ASAP! Bullying

DO you have sufficient space to allow you to get 5 or more? They keep each other interested then