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by doylecolmdoyle
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

Some photos of the new loaches, not the best photos taken in the day light with a flash, the new loaches hang out in the open all day, as opposed to the original loaches hide during the day and come out at night... I can see one is missing a chunk near its head, poor guy, the young guy trying to cat...
by doylecolmdoyle
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

Added 4 more loaches, where just labeled "Borneo Suckers" not to sure what they are, Pseudo gastro's I am pretty sure, will try some macro shots during the week. Here is a FTS, the new loaches seem to have interested the existing loaches, much more activity today. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885...
by doylecolmdoyle
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

Shot a nice long (10 minutes) video tonight, the loaches where out and about. Some of the focus isnt great as it was towards the end of my light cycle and had to use a low f-stop to expose the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WyT...ature=youtu.be
by doylecolmdoyle
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

Starting to get some nice green algae growth, here are some updated FTS, the loaches where sleeping / hiding, seem to only come out at the end of the light cycle / late at night, I have changed my light to stay on at 1% for two hours at the end of the cycle, gives me a good chance to watch the loach...
by doylecolmdoyle
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

What is the green coloured loach in the first pic, also do you have to heat up the soilemt green gel? I am not sure of the ID of the loaches sorry, I think the first loach is a pseudogastromyzon myersi but that is just a guess. The gel food is a powder, you mix with boiling water (about 1 part food...
by doylecolmdoyle
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

Took some photos this evening, love looking at the loaches close up, they have such personality. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1825/28306194607_452544245f_z.jpg IMG_2245 by Colm Doyle , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1789/41365422050_ff52dae60e_z.jpg IMG_2235 by Colm Doyle , on Flickr htt...
by doylecolmdoyle
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

Tank is going well, slowly growing more green algae on the rocks, changed up my lighting schedule to be much longer and more inline with sunlight hours, seems the loaches are enjoying the change, could be due to more algae / diatom growth. The loaches are much more active at the end of the lighting ...
by doylecolmdoyle
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

I got some repashy soilent green delivered today, tried to dip smooth river stones in the hot liquid... didnt stick, poured the hot liquid mix over smooth river stones again didnt stick, finally tired pouring over lava rock and it did stick. I put the lava rock with the soilent green green in the ta...
by doylecolmdoyle
Wed May 30, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

FishyLady wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 1:46 pm

Any suggestions of foods to try?
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You are already trying the ones i was thinking of, like you I am always looking for other things to try.

Incidentally how many times do you do water chaanges?
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Once a week, about 50% WC
by doylecolmdoyle
Wed May 30, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

Hi, How many gallons does that tank hold? also what are you feeding them? Val Hi, the tank is 20g but less because of rocks and sand, also I am only filling to within about 1 inch of the rim, tho the two big canister filters each hold about 20ltrs. I am feeding different kinds of algae wafers, hika...
by doylecolmdoyle
Wed May 30, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

Few more photos tonight, the loaches are probably sick of me trying to take photos of them! https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1759/42452862101_be3de995d4_z.jpg IMG_2095 by Colm Doyle , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/889/41550729745_012bacbac1_z.jpg IMG_2107 by Colm Doyle , on Flickr https://f...
by doylecolmdoyle
Wed May 30, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

I. too, love your big rocks! I'm not good with hilly ID, but they look healthy & happy. I'd worry just a bit about your loaches climbing up & out of the tank. I've only had a rimless tank once...but not with hillys...& I did lose a couple very small loaches to climbing or jumping in a 16 inch tall ...
by doylecolmdoyle
Tue May 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

That is one brilliant tank!!! LOVE the big stones, is there a glass lid? won't the loaches get out? Val Thanks :) The loaches seem to love the stones also! No lid, I did have one loach end up on the floor the first day I added them to the tank, it survived as I was able to get it back into the tank...
by doylecolmdoyle
Tue May 29, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium
Replies: 27
Views: 3474

Re: River Flow - 5ft Bookshelf Aquarium

Starting to get some nice algae... never thought I would call algae nice, tho would be great if I could grow green / brown soft algae without BBA... starting to see tiny tuffs of BBA on the rocks closest to the window in my study. Loaches seem to be enjoying the algae tho. Some photos below, most of...