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by FranM
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Doing what I can for my fish—Video
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Re: Doing what I can for my fish—Video

Yes higher temps less oxygen. And would that kill off anaerobic bacteria?
by FranM
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Doing what I can for my fish—Video
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Re: Doing what I can for my fish—Video

Loachnoob thank you so much for your contribution. This helps me and I hope you get feedback too. I haven’t gotten much as you can see. It’s a busy time of year. I must say I do post in Fishlore forums too. I get more responses but not all quality replies like I get here (thinking of Nancy and Loach...
by FranM
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Doing what I can for my fish—Video
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Re: Doing what I can for my fish—Video

Thanks, Fossphur for watching and replying. I’ve since added 11 small cherry barbs and they seem to do well when they stay away from the direct line of fire though they seem to go into a lot too. Yes the direction of the power head does turn. It’s actually magnetic but the cord is so tight that I’m ...
by FranM
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE

By the time they get to our building it’ll be closer to Christmas. Whatever happens, happens. I can only do what I can do. What’s going to happen when we have a winter storm and lose power? Same thing. If my fiancé can pull something off to keep power going, wonderful! Still hoping for that.
by FranM
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE

So the outage is starting through the buildings on DECEMBER 12th. I don’t know the exact day our bldg is affected but as I said or I think I said, I’d like to be home. I took the filter apart today. Rinsed everything. Checked out the impeller and everything looks great. That was a relief. Not having...
by FranM
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE

I was planning on opening up the filter and exposing it to air. That won’t make a difference? This place is VERY drafty. The windows are the original. I thought it was going to be nice and cool in summer and warm in winter on second floor but it isn’t. We don’t pay for the heat, we can crank it but ...
by FranM
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Doing what I can for my fish—Video
Replies: 7
Views: 55

Doing what I can for my fish—Video

In an effort to be certain my fish are getting enough oxygen, I purchased a Hydor Koralia 3rd Gen to provide substantial surface agitation. I’m hoping I’m making this work in conjunction with the filter output and not causing crashing water movements. I’ve aimed the output hoses down and forward tow...
by FranM
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PLANNED POWER OUTAGE
Replies: 6
Views: 47

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE

At our condo complex they are updating all the electrical. I received notice that in mid January we would be without power for 8-10 hours while they make the changes. My fiancé is trying to come up with some kind of battery backup to at least keep something going in the aquarium. Unfortunately we ar...
by FranM
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happiness is: Now Video too
Replies: 30
Views: 384

Re: Happiness is: Now Video too

Thanks, Nancy.

Not sure if you or Loach or anyone wants to spend thirty minutes to watch this, but I would like your opinions.

https://youtu.be/L5FkSTYkEAE
by FranM
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happiness is: Now Video too
Replies: 30
Views: 384

Re: Happiness is: Now Video too

I have a strong air stone right now but the output hoses I have pointed down so there is movement in the center of the tank. I don’t have debris accumulated anywhere I can see at least. I purchased a circulation pump for the surface and that should be arriving in a few days. So, in the meantime I’m ...
by FranM
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: WOOOOHOOOOO Seachem Matrix
Replies: 16
Views: 165

Re: WOOOOHOOOOO Seachem Matrix

Wonderful. See how the Prazi goes. But if the skinny doesn’t get better definitely Kusuri. Good luck.
by FranM
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: WOOOOHOOOOO Seachem Matrix
Replies: 16
Views: 165

Re: WOOOOHOOOOO Seachem Matrix

I’d finish the round of Prazipro and wait the time period and then clean out the Prazipro. Maybe give the tank a week to run and the fish to recover from one treatment and then begin the Kusuri. Are the skinny ones eating and active at least?
by FranM
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happiness is: Now Video too
Replies: 30
Views: 384

Re: Happiness is: Now Video too

Thanks, Nancy.

I didn’t want to post inappropriately here with the Matrix thread. Thank you for mentioning it. Maybe I will try to move it if possible.

Thank you, as always, for your suggestions.

:-)

Fran
by FranM
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: WOOOOHOOOOO Seachem Matrix
Replies: 16
Views: 165

Re: WOOOOHOOOOO Seachem Matrix

Best of luck, Basil! My fiancé gets mad at me because he says my tank is supposed to give me joy yet I’m stressing about it all the time. Like you, if we didn’t care, we would just replace fish as they die off because the aren’t getting optimum care. But we do care. That’s why you’re going crazy and...
by FranM
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Happiness is: Now Video too
Replies: 30
Views: 384

Re: Happiness is: Now Video too

And a power head at the surface is the best way to ensure there is enough oxygen?