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by Gary Stanton
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Quarantine - Preventative Treatment Regime
Replies: 3
Views: 2604

Another issue is water quality/matching. Finding out what the water parameters the fish previously were held in and how long. Wild caught or farmed. Quickly and safely getting the water to YOUR optimum final water will strengthen the fish considerably. Just getting the temp closer to their maximum h...
by Gary Stanton
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: First Post with pics (56k beware)
Replies: 27
Views: 6330

The inlet side of the water is just a drip emitter (from drip irrigation) connected to a tap. I installed a pressure reducing valve on the tap to stop the emitter bieng 'blown' off. These emitters are available here at 2l/h, 4l/h and 8l/h. Variable drip emitters are also available. Cheers Brian So,...
by Gary Stanton
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: First Post with pics (56k beware)
Replies: 27
Views: 6330

Welcome. Great setup. Love the Geo's.

The drip system is so simple. It's perfect for a water change procrastinator like me.
by Gary Stanton
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Power Outage Options
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

newshound wrote: This is also another great reason to under stock tanks. Heck you might be on vacation when a major power loss strikes.
This is the issue many people forget. Great point, thanks.
by Gary Stanton
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: The beautiful music project
Replies: 238
Views: 141425

Mark in Vancouver wrote:Nina Hagen-fragen - Nina is a pioneer. I love her.
To me she is the "Frank Zappa" of punk. I was watching a video of her and my seventeen year old says, "Who's that?" He too was mesmerized.

One more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xi4O4Rv ... re=related
by Gary Stanton
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Temperature for clowns
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

I assume you live in snow country? I do and I also notice that when it's real cold outside and I let the house get cold that the right size heater can not keep up. They have a maximum output and more heat is being lost through the glass/acrylic than can be replaced by the heater. Two options, keep t...
by Gary Stanton
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Power Outage Options
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

Batteries are great for short outages. Longer ones require a generator. I've had one for 2 1/2 years and used it last winter. The power was out for almost a day. Longer and batteries would not have worked. A few days and the biological system would be in jeopardy. Here it gets much colder than Flori...
by Gary Stanton
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: The beautiful music project
Replies: 238
Views: 141425

Nina Hagen- Zarah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r5MBBRRn1Y&NR=1 Future is Now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3CR0faCExw&feature=related Somewhere Over the Rainbow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edOAwczm16M&feature=related Hold Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1a_TNnXqpM&feature=related Fever ht...
by Gary Stanton
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New fish species discovered
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Way interesting until the very last sentence. :lol:
by Gary Stanton
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hybrid Clown Loach
Replies: 25
Views: 9128

Tattooing of fish actually started a few years ago and the first fish to have it done to them were arrowana, if I remember right it started in Singapore and people were getting their favourite brand logo added to the fish almost as a fashion accessory :evil: As pricey as Asian Arowanas are I'm surp...
by Gary Stanton
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Best plants for Clowns
Replies: 17
Views: 3768

They even move the silk type of plants around in my tank. I see them swimming around holding the plants quite often.
by Gary Stanton
Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Oh crap... HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 3235

A side question. What is the PH? The fronts and loaches are at opposite ends. I'm assuming it's low and the fronts have adjusted? I keep both, in separate tanks.
by Gary Stanton
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Golden Dojo Loach Plant
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Cute. What kind of plants they look like watercress?
by Gary Stanton
Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: where'd all them there loaches off to?
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: where'd all them there loaches off to?

hello all i've been on a quest to look for some clowns for quite a while now, ever since, well, i don't remember now... but the problem is, none of the pet stores seem to have any in stock; from the little fish store run by a friendly asian family to petco and petsmart i live right in the middle of...
by Gary Stanton
Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: clown loach question
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

Auntsally wrote:40years Emma? Whoops, better rewrite my will!!
Many years ago I was going to get some parrots. Same thing they were going to need care possibly past my life expectancy and I did not want to put them through that .