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by Vancmann
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Share your Loach Movies!
Replies: 203
Views: 140545

Re: Share your Loach Movies!

Well, just did a real short movie. Hope you all like it! It will also be on the thread for tame hand feed loach.
Thank you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnncSSsVSyg
by Vancmann
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics
Replies: 43
Views: 28551

Re: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics

Thanks!! :D I plan on overhauling the whole system in 2011. Since i didnt expect that much growth, the design was flawed because the system got clogged and water backed up. Last july or so, the system got clogged up by the roots and my overflow was not enough for the flood pumps so I had a little fl...
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!
Replies: 20
Views: 7880

Re: Tame hand feed Clown loach

Really nice! She absolutely trust you and looks gentle as well. My large loach initially bit my hand but has now learned what is food and what is my hand so she is real gentle. The little ones do some major biting on my hand and bites harder than the large loach had bitten me. Feels like a little qu...
by Vancmann
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!
Replies: 20
Views: 7880

Re: Tame hand feed Clown loach

Thats real funny surgeon. It is so cool how easily they get spooked and loose trust. Even the loud thump of a dictionary falling on the floor would put send them away for about 15 minutes. Hungry! My large loach recent got sick and lost her appetite but she seems to be moving around today. Real happ...
by Vancmann
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!
Replies: 20
Views: 7880

Re: Tame hand feed Clown loach

Well thank you. :D I got some videos to upload sometime soon.
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics
Replies: 43
Views: 28551

Re: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics

Within a couple weeks of the tomato plants not being here, the lillys have really started growing. Here are some pictures I took with my phone a few minutes ago. They are about 30 inches tall. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5292/5421613103_36ab485ba5_b.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5421612...
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics
Replies: 43
Views: 28551

Re: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics

Amazing. The plants are incredible. Are things getting better for the loaches? Well, except for these two, the others are fine. Infact, one of the young one started eating properly a little over a week ago. He went through a month period of eating little and now he gouges himself. It may be a coinc...
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!
Replies: 20
Views: 7880

Re: Tame hand feed Clown loach

Very cool. Maybe that little one will start a trend. The older clown loaches get the more cautious and skiddish they get. Ironically, my biggest started the trend. Got to tell ya, unless they are biting, they bodies are real soft and they are gentle. I always make sure there is no detergent or lotio...
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics
Replies: 43
Views: 28551

Re: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics

Update: Its been over a year, since late summer (August?) 2009 that I started this project. Here are some updates: My plants have been fruiting since may 2010 and all through winter till last week. Yes, I have been eating lots of organic tomatoes, through the winter as well, that was supported 100% ...
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!
Replies: 20
Views: 7880

Tame hand feed Clown loach VDO added Must see!

Within the past year, my clown loaches got real tame and comfortable with me and started eating directly out of my hand, chases my hand for food, wiskers or even takes little nips at my fingers. Does anyoneelse have this experience? Added on 2/20/2011: Well, I finally compiled a few short clips of m...
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Nuts ´n´ Trash (today's pictures)
Replies: 80
Views: 40705

Re: Nuts ´n´ Trash (the big trial-waterbridge)

I watched carefully and noticed that within the same spezies of loach, there are very different personalities. . I totally see and agree with the above. This is the coolest project ever and it is really tempting me to try. Right now I have just clown loaches and they will need large pipes so it may...
by Vancmann
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Nuts ´n´ Trash (today's pictures)
Replies: 80
Views: 40705

Re: Nuts ´n´ Trash (the big trial-waterbridge)

Do they ever get lost and confused in the tube? I have a 5.5 feet tube and initially the loaches would try to get out through the walls. Now, they know to "walk back" or swim forward to get out. On average it took a loach about a month to figure out.
by Vancmann
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Nuts ´n´ Trash (today's pictures)
Replies: 80
Views: 40705

Re: Nuts ´n´ Trash (the big trial-waterbridge)

Imagine you could have clear pipes throughout the house where your loaches could come tour and check out the whole house.
by Vancmann
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Marge
Replies: 64
Views: 43534

Very sory to hear the death of your fish. She was known by many. Was she burried?
by Vancmann
Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Koralia 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5405

Finally uploaded this video to youtube. It is a combination of clips of my clown loaches having fun in a high current situation. This is with a high pressure pump. As you can see they are challenged, curious and loves playing in the current. Keith, hope you get to look at at it as well. http://www.y...