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by 021414
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 30 gallon stocking suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 9131

Re: 30 gallon stocking suggestions

Thanks so much for all your help! I am currently working on installing my foam board background from designsbynature. I'm still having issues with the technical aspects of it and making sure the flow rates are OK. I don't even know that my design makes complete sense haha. We'll see. I may end up po...
by 021414
Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 30 gallon stocking suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 9131

Re: 30 gallon stocking suggestions

OK, so I went to a fish store and stared at the neon tetras for a good 10 minutes. I ended up deciding that they didn't appeal to me as much as I'd hoped. Could be that in the fish store they weren't really happy, but I think I decided against them for now. I am thinking of going with 10x Harlequin ...
by 021414
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 30 gallon stocking suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 9131

Re: 30 gallon stocking suggestions

Thanks, how many would you recommend for a 30 gallon aquarium? Also, I am thinking about possibly doing black neon tetras or just neon tetras. Any opinion on those (i.e. how many, if they are ok in the tank I described, etc.)? Thanks again! I have a large school of the Harlequins (30) and really lik...
by 021414
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 30 gallon stocking suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 9131

Re: 30 gallon stocking suggestions

It's a 30gallon tall. I am thinking of adding a power head to create more movement in the upper half. Are there any other species you would recommend for the school? If this is a long, breeder or even a standard shaped tank there is room for more bottom fish. Pick either/or, not both options. Emeral...
by 021414
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 30 gallon stocking suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 9131

Re: 30 gallon stocking suggestions

Thanks! I am leaning toward the harlequin rasboras but am also trying to look into some other schooling mid level fish. Any other suggestions (other than barbs)? I love all your options, but feel I would choose the Harlequin Rasboras for midwater colour and movement that would complement your existi...
by 021414
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: 30 gallon stocking suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 9131

30 gallon stocking suggestions

Hi everyone, I'm upgrading the two tanks that I currently have to a single 30 gallon tank. I have to put the background panel in and allow the aquarium sealant to dry so I have some time. I am trying to decide how to stock the tank. I've been using http://aqadvisor.com to make sure I have adequate f...
by 021414
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhli Loaches, what species?
Replies: 22
Views: 14107

Re: Kuhli Loaches, what species?

How cute! They look great. Don't be surprised if some of your shrimp go missing... My loaches have orchestrated the "disappearance" of many shrimp that happened upon their aquarium.
by 021414
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hello Loach folk--input please for a 20 gal. long tank
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

Re: Hello Loach folk--input please for a 20 gal. long tank

I think Pangio oblongas would be nice. Maybe 10 of them.
by 021414
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Kuhli Loaches, what species?
Replies: 22
Views: 14107

Re: Kuhli Loaches, what species?

They look like Pangio kuhlii to me. They tend to be more shy than Pangio oblonga (also known as the Java loach), but when in established groups they become rather boisterous. I know I'm really late on this thread, but I would recommend adding some tall plants, maybe some amazon sword that can grow u...
by 021414
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: 29g tank filter suggestions? ...And other questions (+Pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 4508

29g tank filter suggestions? ...And other questions (+Pics)

Hi Everyone, I haven't been active in this community for quite some time, but I wanted to get everyone's opinion on a few things. I am upgrading my aquarium, I used to have a 20g high tank with 5 Pangio oblonga and 2 Pangio kuhlii , along with some other miscellaneous fish. Three moves later I had m...
by 021414
Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: One move later and a tank update
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Re: One move later and a tank update

Thanks! It was very stressful because I was worried about the fish. But thankfully everything went well.
by 021414
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: One move later and a tank update
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

One move later and a tank update

Hi Everyone, I moved about two months ago and that of course meant taking my 20 US gallon high tank with me. This was somewhat of a difficult task because my stock is as follows: 5 Pangio oblongas 1 Pangio kuhli 5 Puntius tetrazonas 2 Gyrinocheilus aymonieri (I know I know they are not good fish to ...
by 021414
Wed May 09, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My 20 US gallon high tank + Loach pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 5115

Re: My 20 US gallon high tank + Loach pictures

Foster and Smith, and Pet Solutions both have printed catalogs as well as online. You can request one free, I believe. They sell aquatic plants, but you have to ask specifically for the aquarium catalog for F&S, because they also put out a separate one for ponds. Unless you'd like to try some pond ...
by 021414
Mon May 07, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My 20 US gallon high tank + Loach pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 5115

Re: My 20 US gallon high tank + Loach pictures

Your loaches are beautiful. Have you considered floating live plants, such as hornwort or anacharis (elodea) to add to those which are planted in the substrate? I really like the way your tank looked when you had the fakes in it, primarily because of the vivid green floater. It framed your visual s...
by 021414
Sun May 06, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My 20 US gallon high tank + Loach pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 5115

My 20 US gallon high tank + Loach pictures

Hi Everyone, I have finally gotten around to posting some pictures of my tank and some of my favorite loach pictures. Enjoy! http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/531186_10150743524120670_634320669_9918378_1114379325_n.jpg A frontal view of my tank (almost fully converted to real plants). http://...