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by Erik
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PH Problem (too alkaline)
Replies: 25
Views: 11632

Re: PH Problem (too alkaline)

Hi Jim looks like you've been through alot. Does your wellwater chlorinated ? IF not you could possibly not need it. stop usin. I have chlorinated water ,my neighbour has 60 tanks in his fishroom. he uses a 50gallon plastic barrel that he keeps filled and aerated so he never has to use any water con...
by Erik
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Live plants with loaches
Replies: 6
Views: 5921

Re: Live plants with loaches

Wanting to moving over to a planted aquarium (after 7 years of plastic) and with the loaches digging, sifting and random behaviours asking for some advice best plants. 350 l, 120cm tank. Nicrew LED Planted Tank 24hr lighting (it cycles through sunrise, daylight, sunset, moon and nightlight) 1400 ca...
by Erik
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: been gone a long time... 2007...
Replies: 6
Views: 5138

Re: been gone a long time... 2007...

Here is pic of the tank I lost, It was tank of the month on plantedtank.net at one time.
She was a lot of work but entrancing..
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by Erik
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: been gone a long time... 2007...
Replies: 6
Views: 5138

Re: been gone a long time... 2007...

As you say Erik, sickening. I'm so lucky that I haven't yet had such a catastrophe and have had my Clowns for 25 years. I joined this forum in 2010 after Emma Turner had implemented a revolution for Loach keeping by explaining the issues and writing in Practical Fishkeeping etc. Suddenly we loners ...
by Erik
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: been gone a long time... 2007...
Replies: 6
Views: 5138

been gone a long time... 2007...

Kinda left this forum after my pride and joy , 70g rainbow and loach planted tank had a catastrophic accident in 2007 while away on a weekend.It was co2 malfunction.Lost 5 clowns, 6 yoyo, 4 striata, 4 histrionica and 13 praecox ,nearly barfed I was so mad.. I still had a small 15 g tank running duri...
by Erik
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: for free
Replies: 0
Views: 2257

for free

I thought I'd let my loach friends have first crack. Located in Nvan BC. Pick up only I have to get ride of my bedroom tank due to some new asthma problems I have. 70 gallon 48x18.5x18.5 seastar tank Tank has a couple small scratches and needs a good cleaning. Custom made hood and cabinet Free just ...
by Erik
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Ebo Jager heaters.
Replies: 16
Views: 4292

re ebo's

As understand it all ebo's are fully submersable BUT had to put the water line on them to get CSA approval.
Cheers
Erik
by Erik
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: vancouver bc loach watch
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

hey guys picked up five lg nice looking striatas this aft. from April.
They look great:)
Thanks for the tip
Erik
by Erik
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: vancouver bc loach watch
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

Aprils Avatar?? Is that an aquarium store? never heard of it. But I am looking for some striatas etc. Cheers Erik quote="bslindgren"]April's Avatar on Dunbar in Vancouver just brought in a bunch of loaches for me. She ended up with an excess of medium and medium large striatas. She's also got kubota...
by Erik
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: vancouver bc loach watch
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

vancouver bc loach watch

Sewellias at Pet Boutique north vancouver 20.00$ CAD or 2.50 USD j/k
Cheers
Erik
by Erik
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: CO2
Replies: 13
Views: 3599

In a river tank situation the extra Co2 will be expelled BUT it will stop at a certain point and be maintained at the static level that out atmosphere contains. I grown many plants very nicely in my river tank that surprised me. They grown very slow this way with some interesting adaptations to the ...
by Erik
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loaches
Replies: 9
Views: 2836

Whoa that is some large clowns.
My guess from the pics are one histrionica and one rostrata.
Erik:)
by Erik
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hiya Folks
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

Thanks All

It is good to be obsessed again :)
Thanks for welcome back.
Btw I'm thinking of going to an acrylic tank as a local bcaquaria forum is doing a bulk buy from tenecor.
Anybody any input on loaches and acrylic tanks?

Regards
Erik
by Erik
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hiya Folks
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

thanks yes I have been using co2 for few years now 6-7 2litre bottles so I'm not too worried about my botias and co2. I am running a azoo regulator and solenoid with a milwaukee ph controller. I picked a bunch og the ph 4 and 7.01 packets for calibrating as well. In the past my plants start pearling...
by Erik
Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: CO2
Replies: 13
Views: 3599

re co2

Co2 is injected in tanks where there is higher light conditions ie 2.5 watts per gallon or more. In that situation the plants become your biofilter and directly consume ammonia before most of it gets converted to nitrate. Plants need a lot of co2 when they grow fast. Carefull monitoring is necessary...