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by natnat
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: why can’t I get my water crystal clear
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

Re: why can’t I get my water crystal clear

thank you guys, although i did boil and soaked the wood it appears i didn't do it for long enough... will get some (more) carbon and see how it goes.
Thank you!
by natnat
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: why can’t I get my water crystal clear
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

Re: why can’t I get my water crystal clear

here is a link to a short video i took about 4 days ago maybe that will give you an idea it was taken before i added the rainbows and torpedo's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXjroh9rU38
by natnat
Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: why can’t I get my water crystal clear
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

why can’t I get my water crystal clear

Hello My setup is about 8 weeks old. I have a 550 litter (135 G) with 12 beautiful clown loaches, 8 rainbows, 6 torpedo barbs and 4 deacons. Most of the fish are under 4 inch. I have so much filtration that even the shop suggested I slow down... 1. Eheim canister pro 3 2080 (1700 l p/h) mainly biolo...
by natnat
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Changing tank configuration- Drawing out the clowns
Replies: 6
Views: 2616

Oh manal this is terrible, you must have a real charismatic clown to convince the torpedo’s to hide. In the meanwhile i got both torpedos (7) and rainbows (9) as Glenna suggested, they are in quarantine . in two weeks I will be moving the severums and red parrot to a separate tank and introduce the ...
by natnat
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Changing tank configuration- Drawing out the clowns
Replies: 6
Views: 2616

Changing tank configuration- Drawing out the clowns

I recently posted on this forum re my 135 gallon. I will not go through the whole story again but the bottom line is that I have 12 clown loaches ranging from 2-4 inch 4 severums and 2 parrots. Last week I purchased another tank and, once its cycled I am planning to move the SA cichild and the parro...
by natnat
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Adding another group – am I pushing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Correction 7 clowns @ 5-6 inch
by natnat
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Adding another group – am I pushing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Thank you again for the post, i dont want to buy his tank, its overpriced and i will never use it his filter is part of the tank so there is no chance he will let it go separately. what if i introduce the loaches in stages, as in 2 at the time a week apart, would that ease the load and shock to my s...
by natnat
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Adding another group – am I pushing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Hi, thank you for your response. The cichild i have are also requiring lower PH so the conditions are similar. You are correct about overloading the system; it is a newly established tank and I need to be very cautious. There is another thing i didn’t mention and maybe I should. I “stumbled” upon th...
by natnat
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Adding another group – am I pushing it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3438

Adding another group – am I pushing it?

Hi I am new to this forum and to Loaches and need some advice. I have a relatively new, but fully cycled 550 litter (135 gallon) tank. In it are; 3 blood red parrots (about 3 inch each), 4 severums (about 2-3 inch) and last week I added 5 clown loaches they are approximately 4-5 inch each, so far th...