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by Bas Pels
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Snails in hillstream loach tank?
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Snails in hillstream loach tank?

Handpicking snails is by far the best way of getting rid of snails, or better put, buying fish to eat snails does not work, as the fish will still need them after the last one is eaten. Chemicals is never a solution for a tank problem. However, it could well be a sufficient current is enough to keep...
by Bas Pels
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 85
Views: 370

Re: PHOTOS

I graduated in Chemistry in 1992. When did you? Oh, how I love people boasting about their education.......Yours stopped in 1992. Mine is still ongoing... " Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school" Albert Einstein After this insult, I will refrain from any f...
by Bas Pels
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 85
Views: 370

Re: PHOTOS

While the article is mostly correct, there is one sentence which is utterly wrong Nitric acids, humic acids and other organic matter will all contribute to acidification of aquarium water. This will typically result in pH readings lower than the table assumes — resulting in a false CO2 calculation. ...
by Bas Pels
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 85
Views: 370

Re: PHOTOS

I graduated in Chemistry in 1992. When did you?
by Bas Pels
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 85
Views: 370

Re: PHOTOS

From the above I mostly see people don´t know what KH is . Can you be more specific? I completely disagree with the statement that CO2 will alter/raise the KH... I wonder what there is to disagre about On one hand, KH does not measure CO2. That is true. But, after adding CO2 to water - any water, u...
by Bas Pels
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 85
Views: 370

Re: PHOTOS

No, aeration will increase the amount of CO2 in the water. CO2 + H2O gives an instable molecule, H2CO3. This molecule can fall apart in two directions, it can fall back, H2O and CO2 or it can fall into H+ and HCO3- That is, increasing CO2 in the water wil lincrease both the concventrations HCO3/, th...
by Bas Pels
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 85
Views: 370

Re: PHOTOS

From the above I mostly see people don´t know what KH is. KH is carbonate hardness, the K comes from the German word Karbonaat. A concentration of 0,179 mmol / l is 1 KH, and if it is double, the hardness is 2. That is, the scale is linear, contrarily to pH. KH measures carbonate and bicarbonate. Ch...
by Bas Pels
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: panistefanin alert !!
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: panistefanin alert !!

The responses are all rather similar, and sometimes misplaced.

I think he or she wants us to click on the link. Which is something I will not dare to do, I need my computer too much. Some links are really dangerous for a computer, most of them only known by numbers, such as this one
by Bas Pels
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: CLOWN LOACH BREEDING????
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: CLOWN LOACH BREEDING????

From the video I can not confirm anythink. I can only say that feeding - basically overfeeding - the parents with fish is said to be an important factor.

Most likely first some starving (dry season) and than lots of food, that is rainy season
by Bas Pels
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

Mine are not, and I did add to the group. Still, if you have 3 or so, that is, not really a group, fish cvan behave differently than expected. Many fish are either very agressive or very shy when kept eith too few
by Bas Pels
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

Mine are together with Sundanio sp, of 2cm max. I never see any problems with regard to agression. In fact, I´ve once put a few baby swordtails in thier tank, @ 6 mm, which grew out to beautifull specimen, without any losses
by Bas Pels
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Dwarf Chain Loaches Nipping

Is it Ambastaia sidheymunckey? I never know "common" names, And frankly, I don't even try to find them. If you want my advise, I'd suggest you take the trouble of finding the correct Latin name
by Bas Pels
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia: is fluffy green algae OK?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Sewellia: is fluffy green algae OK?

Generally speaking, fish eating algea in the form of hairs are rather specialized. I don't know about Sewelia, but I would assume they won't eat it.

It won't harm your fish, they will most likely ignore it
by Bas Pels
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Substrate advice
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Substrate advice

Different people, different experiences
by Bas Pels
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Substrate advice
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Substrate advice

peat is what kuhli like, and when watered properly, it will sink more or less as good as sand does