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by Basil
Tue May 14, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: loach talk!

Ah ok! I missed that he was mainly talking about breeding. :D
Then I won’t worry that my sids may be unhappy in the 16” deep tank!
Although it would be cool to breed them.
by Basil
Mon May 13, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: loach talk!
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: loach talk!

Hmm, do you remember why he said sids prefer a 24” deep? My 40 b is not quite that and actually neither is my 75 g.
by Basil
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Spinsheet lost his 26 year old Clown Loach
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Spinsheet lost his 26 year old Clown Loach

Thank you for letting us know. I left a note of condolence.
by Basil
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)
Replies: 112
Views: 1604

Re: Videos. Cyst bursting. Silver Dollar (lives with loaches)

Oh wow. I’m jealous lol! I’m using RO/DI water but out of curiosity I decided to check the tds of my well water out of the tap: 303. It could be worse but only 2 months into the RO system and I’m ready to change out the DI resin. I could use a softener but we’ve just never looked into one. But then ...
by Basil
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.
Replies: 75
Views: 31663

Re: Buy an extra clown loach, yey or ney.

Gorgeous fish!! Love the update!
by Basil
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Points to watch with RO units?

Haha! Guess I should explain my masculine screen name. :) Basil is the barn name of my grand old horse. He’s 27 this year. Do you follow horse racing? The real Basil raced over American timber until he was 11 yrs. old and then became my fox hunter for 7 seasons. He’s been retired for a few years now...
by Basil
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Points to watch with RO units?

Yep there is definitely waste weater. My 75 gpd unit does about 1 gallon RO/DI water to 3 gallons waste if it is working at the optimal parameters. There is a larger unit that does 150 gpd that can do a 1:1.5 ratio but it’s not a good unit if your source water is above a certain tds ( I forget the n...
by Basil
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Points to watch with RO units?

I’ve been using strictly RO since December. I was purchasing it at my LFS. 2 months ago, we installed our own unit, a 5 phase unit (particulate filter, 2 carbon filters, RO canister, and DI resin canister). I’m in the US, so you might not have access to what I use. This unit is from Bulk Reef Supply...
by Basil
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my loaches! With video
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Update on my loaches! With video

Thank you redshark1! Is was you who had sids before, correct? And spoke so highly of them. And had to rehome them when you went to university? I remembered that story when my LFS told me they had some in. :D And yes, I break the algae wafers into smaller pieces to try and eliminate squabbling. But o...
by Basil
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my loaches! With video
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Update on my loaches! With video

NancyD, I did take your advice and am doing 2 20% water changes on the 75g per week. And a 40% change about every 5 days on the 10g holding tank that the sids are currently in. We just installed a 5 phase RO/DI system from Bulk Reef Supply so on my day off today, I’ll be testing the water made from ...
by Basil
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my loaches! With video
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Update on my loaches! With video

Thanks loachloach and nancyd! I’ll feed the sids maybe a bit more frozen food. I do actually feed the Darios the New Life spectrum mini pellets every morning. But I’ve been alternating the afternoon feeding with Hikuri algae wafers and some sort of frozen food (thawed in tank water). I only feed the...
by Basil
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my loaches! With video
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Update on my loaches! With video

They are quite the argumentive bunch. I put plenty of wafers in tbe tank yet they insist in fighting over 1. :roll:
And there are 7 of them so I feel they have a good group number.
by Basil
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my loaches! With video
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Update on my loaches! With video

Oops. It was still private. Try it now.
And here’s another of my sidthimunkis.
They are still in the small holding tank for now but will go in the 40 g in about 2-3 weeks.
https://youtu.be/zfoZ5TpDTPU
by Basil
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my loaches! With video
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Update on my loaches! With video

I’m still holding my breath, but both the A. Sidthimunki ( I have 9 of them) and the Botia Dario (7 of them) are doing well. The Darios are wonderfully active and totally hold their own with the barbs at feeding time. Hopefully I’ve successfully attached a recent video. The only time I’ve heard that...
by Basil
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My clown loach pond
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: My clown loach pond

Very cool!
Forgive me as I’ve just started posting here a few months ago, but this is an actual outside pond? It’s awesome looking and I’m jealous! Especially since it is currently 7 F.
:)