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by vealboy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: [PICS]My loach tank (update pg3 - 26may11)
Replies: 32
Views: 19329

Those are some amazing pics! Thank you for sharing them.
by vealboy
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Filtration- rule of thumb
Replies: 4
Views: 2762

That sounds about right as a minimum. This is an instance where more is better in my opinion.
by vealboy
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buying loaches online? Any good sites?
Replies: 16
Views: 9674

As far as sites, www.liveaquaria.com seems to have good selection and helpful articles. Another idea is ask the manager at the LFS if they can special order something for you. I have inquired at two shops and they were both willing to add a special request to their weekly shipment, provided their wh...
by vealboy
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Is there Aquatic ADD?
Replies: 5
Views: 3241

I really LOL'd at the ray's new name!

That is great you were able to house your friend's former freshwater fauna. Are any of them sharing space with those GN Plecos you got from Wal-mart?
by vealboy
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Do you always use a carbon filter?
Replies: 4
Views: 3056

OK, that is helpful to know. I have a Penguin 350 HOB which can handle 4 filter cartridges and 2 Bio wheels. I have been using filters from Dr. Smith & Foster which have a carbon insert and a sponge for bacteria. Since I am medicating the tank I took the carbon out, and was wondering if it served a ...
by vealboy
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Do you always use a carbon filter?
Replies: 4
Views: 3056

Do you always use a carbon filter?

So I am currently treating for Ich (again) and have removed my carbon filters from my Penguin HOB. It got me to thinking, "Is the carbon filter really necessary, or is it just to "polish" the water to make the water appear super clear?"
by vealboy
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Exploding heaters!
Replies: 12
Views: 6130

Ugh...I just read that whole thread on the planted tank site. I just installed a 200W Stealth Pro. Now I am concerned about melting and exploding. I did notice the directions never say to install a new heater and allow it time to acclimate before powering on, and the directions never say to unplug t...
by vealboy
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Everyone list your clown loaches main food
Replies: 20
Views: 15484

I also try to vary their food, but they seem to be willing to try anything. They eat:
Omega One Super Color Flake
Omega One Shrimp pellets
Hikari Sinking Cichlid pellets
Algae wafers
Freeze dried tubifex and bloodworms
Freeze dried krill
Broccoli
Zucchini
and sometimes their tankmates
by vealboy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clowns in warmer water become more aggressive?
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Huh...so maybe it is just a coincidence. The dearly departed male gourami would almost endlessly bully and chase the female, and on occassion would mix it up with the pleco. The little guy seemed really active, so I was really suprised to see him on the substrate, with his eyes missing. As I said, I...
by vealboy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: Now That's What I Call Rollback!
Replies: 16
Views: 10520

Wow...they are beautiful. I always cringe going into my local wal-mart, but it might be worth a look. Although I can't ever remember seeing fish in there, other than the breaded and frozen variety.
by vealboy
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clowns in warmer water become more aggressive?
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Clowns in warmer water become more aggressive?

I have been keeping my water temp 76-79F, but now during an Ich treatment I have raised the water temp considerably and it seems that the clowns are very active, and may actually be more aggressive. I've had water at 86-90F, and at day 2 of treatment I found my clowns munching on a fallen tankmate. ...
by vealboy
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 4901

Wow Dennis, those are some great pics!
by vealboy
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich and plants
Replies: 9
Views: 5340

Thanks Chef! I was duped by spambot! You are right though, the content was good. Thanks for the missing link 8)
by vealboy
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich and plants
Replies: 9
Views: 5340

Adam, there doesn't seem to be a link except for mobile shredding. ?
by vealboy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich resurgance and UV Light
Replies: 4
Views: 2951

Ich has a life cycle that is temperature dependent. No medicine, UV, or other treatment will make them go through their life cycle faster except raising the temperature. OK, so the increased temp will accelerate their life cycle that much I got, but does that also mean that once the cist falls off ...