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by kcartwright856
Sun May 06, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kubotai Rescue
Replies: 14
Views: 5423

Re: Kubotai Rescue

He is so cute!
by kcartwright856
Sat May 05, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kubotai Rescue
Replies: 14
Views: 5423

Re: Kubotai Rescue

Thanks for sharing that story! It was an interesting read. I definitely know what you mean about needing to have that fish! I also know what you mean about those shops and the people "running" them. :roll: At least you got the happy little guy and gave him a great home! Also... PICTURES! We need pho...
by kcartwright856
Fri May 04, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: A planted tank without snails is this possible???
Replies: 7
Views: 5246

Re: A planted tank without snails is this possible???

There are several ways to disinfect plants that you get before adding them to a tank. Some of them have been mentioned above, and Google searches will net many other successful methods. Should snails be introduced, it's not difficult to keep them in check. Common pest snails will not lay eggs if the...
by kcartwright856
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pangio oblonga swimming in circles
Replies: 3
Views: 2206

Re: Pangio oblonga swimming in circles

It sounds like you have a case of happy kuhlis. :)

Kuhlis dance all along the glass when they are happy!
by kcartwright856
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best filter for kuhlis
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

Re: Best filter for kuhlis

Does Amazon ship to the UK?

They usually have the best prices there, but if they ship internationally, I'm not sure what it would end up coming out to.
by kcartwright856
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best filter for kuhlis
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

Re: Best filter for kuhlis

No, you won't need a power head. The AC 50 will be all you'll need!

Kuhlis do seem to love bubblers! I don't use one because I inject CO2 into my tank and that pretty much defeats the purpose, but if you don't, then definitely try putting an airstone or even a bubble wand in! They'll love it!
by kcartwright856
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best filter for kuhlis
Replies: 12
Views: 5587

Re: Best filter for kuhlis

+1 to the above. AquaClear 50 for a 20 gallon tank. You can cut an extra AquaClear sponge as described above to fit over the filter intake to protect the kuhlis, or you can buy the Fluval prefilter (Finer black sponge) that will fit over just fine right out of the box. Just be sure to rinse the spon...
by kcartwright856
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhli Loach Egg Development
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: Kuhli Loach Egg Development

Still trying to get to the bottom of this mystery. Two of my girls now are filling with these tiny, tiny yellow eggs. I had figured that they were females, as their bodies are deeper than some of the other kuhlis, but it wasn't until this week that my suspicions were confirmed. It's still come as a ...
by kcartwright856
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Does anyone make a good algae wafer?
Replies: 42
Views: 26241

Re: Does anyone make a good algae wafer?

Don't suppose anyone knows a supplier of the Repashy food within the UK ? Have looked on E Bay and Amazon but whilst the Gecko and Lizard food is popular, can't seem to find the Fish version anywhere other than shipping it in. :roll: I have no idea... The Repashy powder has an excellent shelf life ...
by kcartwright856
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best Heating Solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: Best Heating Solutions

I figured that it was a difference between UK and US manufacturers. Never tried a Jager! As for the glass heaters tweaking me out... I'm not sure. I've just heard so many horror stories regarding glass heaters cracking, exploding, leaking... I'm sure very little of my fears are grounding in reality....
by kcartwright856
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhli Loaches hiding
Replies: 17
Views: 9696

Re: Kuhli Loaches hiding

They are addicting to photograph!
by kcartwright856
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best Algae Eater for My Tank?
Replies: 18
Views: 8982

Re: Best Algae Eater for My Tank?

It is completely valid! I meant no disrespect. I'm very sorry if it came across that way.

I just also wanted to toss my experienced into the hat.
by kcartwright856
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Does anyone make a good algae wafer?
Replies: 42
Views: 26241

Re: Does anyone make a good algae wafer?

Your hillstreams will love some SG poured over a rock!

As for the otocinclus spawns, I've been meaning to write something up. I have some photos and video, as well as all of my pertinent tank information. I know that it can be a difficult spawn to achieve, so every little bit of information helps.
by kcartwright856
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My dojo has a wound
Replies: 9
Views: 3308

Re: My dojo has a wound

So glad he's all patched up!
by kcartwright856
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best Algae Eater for My Tank?
Replies: 18
Views: 8982

Re: Best Algae Eater for My Tank?

I feel that i would run out of algae and have to feed veggies. Then, the water quality would plummet as decaying veggies / veggie poop are bad news for the aquarium and aquarium filters. I don't have any problems feeding veggies. Let's take zucchini or cucumber for example. You can buy a few, slice...