Search found 63 matches

by Basil
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Points to watch with RO units?
Replies: 6
Views: 17

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: 17

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: 17

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: 175

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: 175

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: 175

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: 175

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: 175

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: 175

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: 216

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.
:)
by Basil
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.

I love them! We don’t all age gracefully. :D
by Basil
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Oldest Clown Loach now 25 years old.

Thank you for the update. I love seeing your clowns and hearing about them. Tiama is gorgeous; a credit to your wonderful care.
Happy New Year to you!
by Basil
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: *My* algae wafer!
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: *My* algae wafer!

Thank you redshark!
I was told they are a new variety of gold barb; they are more glittery. I wasn’t looking for them but fell in love with them.
They are very active and don’t take any s*+t off the Tiger barbs. :D
by Basil
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: *My* algae wafer!
Replies: 3
Views: 122

*My* algae wafer!

So I put this in a new thread. Just love the Botia Darios! I could watch my tank all day :D So I added the 6 new ones and my survivor to the 75g, 11 days ago. I’ve done the first treatment of levamisole and will repeat in about 2 weeks. Everyone in the 75 is doing fantastic; eating like champs. <br/...
by Basil
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Levamisole
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Levamisole

I will do that!

It’s also probably a good practice since I’m feeding more and there may be more waste than is optimal.

Happy Holidays to you also!