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by Bas Pels
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Steel Framing
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Steel Framing

I know tha advantages of having a little company myself :)

I can imagine on an Island prices can be quite different - what's produced locally, even though much more expensive elsewhere, can be the best solution.
by Bas Pels
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old are pakistans?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: How old are pakistans?

6 inches = 15 cm
by Bas Pels
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How old are pakistans?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: How old are pakistans?

Chances I know what you are after are slim. But I have not a clue what your Pakistans are. Fishes have names, and as this is an international forum, please be so kind as to use the International name. That is, the Latin one.

Then everybdoy will understand your question, and be able to help you.
by Bas Pels
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: HELP! Pros and Cons of filter compartment at the back of the tank?
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: HELP! Pros and Cons of filter compartment at the back of the tank?

In my eyes the big advantage is that no water will leave the tank. hoses can become unstuck, after all. An internal filter can be placed along one of the side walls, or along the back. What's best? That depends. It might sound odd, but fish also need some privacy, and that translates into a tank nee...
by Bas Pels
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: How to buy the best betta fish?
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: How to buy the best betta fish?

Why an anclosure? I would assume you are dealing with 1 Betta - just give it the whole tank
by Bas Pels
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Live plants with loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Live plants with loaches

I have them with Crypocoryne, Sagittaria, Hygrophylum, Echionodorus

I never do anything special for the plants, but the soil is not just sand,
by Bas Pels
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Weather loach tankmates
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Weather loach tankmates

Weather loaches come from nortern, quiet, waters. They can breath air, because the water can be poor in oxygen. That is, the water can be very filthy. Sewellia come from fast moving waters, very clean, very rich in oxygen, that is saturated in oxygen. Perhaps the temperatures pH and hardness of thei...
by Bas Pels
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PH Problem (too alkaline)
Replies: 26
Views: 2277

Re: PH Problem (too alkaline)

Some things are not very beautifull to me. Such as a castle under water - but hey, if you like it, never mind Still, such a castle could contain calcium. But that is the only serious thing I would mention about it, your decoration looks to me as if it could harden your water. But than, I'm not a geo...
by Bas Pels
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PH Problem (too alkaline)
Replies: 26
Views: 2277

Re: PH Problem (too alkaline)

Kuhlis come from the warm, swampy areas downstream. If you try to imagine such an area, it is very rich in cecaying plant material - stuff which maked the water acidic. I wonder whether they can adapt to pH = 8, and if they manage, it will cost tem enormously. Think of reducing their lifespan by hal...
by Bas Pels
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PH Problem (too alkaline)
Replies: 26
Views: 2277

Re: PH Problem (too alkaline)

I think Nancy is right assuming it must be something else, but this could rather easily be tested. If you take a bucket, drill some hoes in the bottom and fill it with peat, you have the perfect preparator for your water. By allowing water to go through this bucket, it will lower it´s pH and might e...
by Bas Pels
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gluing Plants on to driftwood
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Gluing Plants on to driftwood

The good news is the pic is not on its side

The bad news is, however, that it is upside down :mrgreen:
by Bas Pels
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Gluing Plants on to driftwood
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Gluing Plants on to driftwood

Anubias, Java Fern take their nutrients out of the water by the leaves. Roots are only for staying put. However, the glue can contain haurmfull ingredients, but more importantly, your tank might be way different from wherever they were grown before. In such a case dynig back, and later regrow, would...
by Bas Pels
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Khuli loach query
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Khuli loach query

Yes
by Bas Pels
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Steel Framing
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Steel Framing

While I am not certain, I think making a metal frame will cost money, money which will not be saved by reduced glass costs Now a metal frame will add strength to the construction, and therefore thinner glass can be used - but as you said, the metal frame should be perfect to work, anhd how much glas...
by Bas Pels
Sun May 26, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Which Additional meds for QT?
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Which Additional meds for QT?

As ich is on the outside of the fish, not in the gut, feeding them with a medicated feed will not help at all.

Raising the temperature to 30 C might help. It will certainly help, but 30 C is a bit high for quite a few fishes / only the ones able to withstand 30 C will benefit from it.