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by qumqats
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Cleaning a previous salt water tank.
Replies: 6
Views: 3166

When I bought a 60G and converted it, it was covered with gunk. I filled it with water, dumped a gallon of vinegar in, and let it soak overnight. The gunk washed right off. Otherwise the advice of just running a LOT of water through it sounds good. Most saltwater pathogens are killed by the freshwat...
by qumqats
Mon May 04, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New Garage, New Fishroom, New copper pipes?
Replies: 16
Views: 6757

My understanding is that new copper plumbing might be an issue. The inside of the pipe hasn't had a chance to get that green coating yet, so it's leaching a lot of copper and other things into the water.
by qumqats
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Basil, Sybil, Major et al
Replies: 21
Views: 6940

Please let us know if you figure out what happened.
I'm always interested in increasing the reliablity of my setup, and I'd think that many of the rest would be also.

Our thoughts are with you.
by qumqats
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Basil, Sybil, Major et al
Replies: 21
Views: 6940

>ARG< <sob>

We need a group hug.
by qumqats
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Water pump and water temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Any particular brands or pumps you would consider 'high-efficiency'?

I'm wondering if the 6 Danner Mag pumps I have are contributing to my higher than expected power bill. ( lets see, pumps, lights, heaters, what else in the house uses power? )
by qumqats
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Clowns with head sores? ... Help
Replies: 11
Views: 6395

Are there any sharp points/rocks/decorations etc in the tank that they might be hurting themselfs on?

Could they be jamming themselfs into rocky hiding places so hard that they're scraping their heads?

What had changed in the tank about the time this started?
by qumqats
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Aggressive CL?
Replies: 10
Views: 2884

Do you realize how large those Balas are going to become? They're going to outgrow your tanks eventually.
by qumqats
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Two week holiday = starving loaches?
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

I've never found any feeders that work well for flake. I only automatically feed crisps/granular/pellets. Forget the ones that spin slowly twice a day. The food gets wet and caked during the period of time while the feed hole is pointing down. If you get one that spins around, you want it to spin al...
by qumqats
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: picts of latest tank - are these Dario loaches or what?
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

picts of latest tank - are these Dario loaches or what?

Despite being the first large tank I purchased, this odd shaped ( 54” x 33” x 24” ) tank has ended up being the last tank I actually get running. This is it. No more tanks. I’ve run out of room! The main delay was getting around to polishing the scratches out from the plexi. It’s turned out ok, but ...
by qumqats
Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I had to leave baby B.kubotai at the pet store
Replies: 18
Views: 5152

pierydys wrote:Hey, qumqats? Could we see pictures of your darios? You've got me curious now :-)
I'll see if I can get some shots this weekend of my Kubs and "Dario"s.

They're about the same size and look nothing alike so I don't see how they could both be Kubs.
by qumqats
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: I had to leave baby B.kubotai at the pet store
Replies: 18
Views: 5152

In that first photo, could the guy on the far right be a dario? It looks exactly like what I purchased as dario loaches. They're definitely NOT kubotias. The kubs have a yellow tinge to them and the darios are very white. The confusing thing is my darios look nothing like the ID photos on loaches.co...
by qumqats
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Attractively low price tag......
Replies: 26
Views: 5641

OMG! :shock:

I can not imagine what that many skunks in a tank of ANY size is going to be like. The few I have in a couple of my tanks is bad enough, but >43< of them!!!!

VIDEOS!!! we want videos of them!
by qumqats
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: low grade ick infestation??
Replies: 1
Views: 1870

low grade ick infestation??

Can you have a low grade ick infestation?

i.e.

) fish only occasionally doing flashes
) no white spots on fish

no visible signs

but it’s there and weakening the fish so that they die of OTHER opportunistic diseases.

I've had some unexplained deaths.
by qumqats
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Substrate Choice
Replies: 23
Views: 6535

I think one of the main things is regardless of what you get or where you get it, you HAVE TO RINCE IT OUT. It's going to have crud in it you won't want in the tank. What I've found works best is to get a bucket and fill it half full with sand. I then use a hose to fill the bucket with water. The fl...
by qumqats
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Baby Clown Loaches In Stores... Again.
Replies: 6
Views: 1833

You'd think I would have learned by now. I also fell into this trap about 3 weeks ago. A tank of 'baby clown loaches' for $2.99usd. <1" Oh they're the cutest little clowns! :) It was almost empty, don't know how many they had started out. I said I'll take the tank. Fortunately there were only 8 in t...