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by Vancmann
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loach pics, lots with external light.
Replies: 14
Views: 5758

Thank you Rob. I will be posting some videos soon. First, I have to figure out how to upload videos from my old camcorder to my computer. Missing some software.
by Vancmann
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How fast do clown loaches grow?
Replies: 4
Views: 6338

The conditions for these clowns are: 300 gallon tank with the water turned over 46 times per hour, soft water, 10 ppm nitrate (though I have just changed my routine so that I now have a steady 20 ppm), 80 degrees F, three to four feedings per day of a variety of frozen foods, Martin's homemade froz...
by Vancmann
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loach pics, lots with external light.
Replies: 14
Views: 5758

Glenna, Barracuda518, Thanks for the compliments :) Glenna, I try not to get them fat but a couple of them get lots more than their share. I am working on an exercize program for them. lol. Also, they actually, for the most part and I will explain, get along very well with each other, good intuition...
by Vancmann
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Koralia 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5734

Retrack the flow back to the koralia 8 I think that the koralia 8's have great flow volume but nowhere close to the power or force to be too harsh for clown loaches, even if it circulated 10,000gph. They are designed to push massive amounts of water but are not designed for or capable of head pressu...
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Koralia 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5734

Keith, Sorry i took so long but I just did some testing. The plants are totally in the way for me to do adjustments if any at all. The problem with the flow is it spirals and more so at the beginning. I did that purpousefully because the clowns would use the current + their torpedo shape+ the inner ...
by Vancmann
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loach pics, lots with external light.
Replies: 14
Views: 5758

Hey Vancmann! Aren´t there too many plants on top? How can you possible do WC and vaccuming on this tank? :shock: :P Fishes looks very beuatifull, happy and healty. Nice job. Keep going! Exactly, its a pain in the behind. Plus I destroy some plants everytime i have to do anything more than a WC.
by Vancmann
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loach pics, lots with external light.
Replies: 14
Views: 5758

Thanks man
by Vancmann
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loach pics, lots with external light.
Replies: 14
Views: 5758

They have had such an appetite lately, I could probably hide the food in the plants above the tank and have them work harder to get it so they dont get so fatty.

BTW Andyroo, one of my clowns can easily eat a couple hundred eggs. If its from the Giand Danios off course.
by Vancmann
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Koralia 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5734

Vance- Yes, concentrating the flow in a small area and not letting it spread out as you have, certainly does give you a strong flow. A calculation shows that if you have 1300 gph moving through a 4 inch diameter tube, the water is moving at a rate of 6.638 inches per second through the tube. That's...
by Vancmann
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Koralia 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5734

Keith like you said but the reason I made the tunnel was due to the fact that it is near impossible to feasably create mother nature's environment in a fish tank. I tried the river tank but like we have concluded, it takes lots to move all that water to anything close to what the loaches can handle....
by Vancmann
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loach pics, lots with external light.
Replies: 14
Views: 5758

andyroo wrote:Lobster???
Spoiled, apparently. Happy as well, apparently.
Brilliant and well inspiring.
A
Good catch. They go crazy for the stuff and it keeps them working to suck the meat out completely from the tails.
by Vancmann
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Koralia 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5734

Thus I think that it is nearly impossible to get too much current for loaches in an aquarium. In an aquarium we cannot approach currents that occur in their natural habitat. . Keith, I believe this but I took it upon myself to create an environment where my loach has more current than they can hand...
by Vancmann
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New loach pics, lots with external light.
Replies: 14
Views: 5758

New loach pics, lots with external light.

Hello everybody, its been a long time since I have taken pictures of my "little Orcas". Now I have new additions, my baby loaches, to the tank that make photography of my fish exciting again. Besides the obstacle of the top of my tank being covered with plants, I was able to fit an external flash ab...
by Vancmann
Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics
Replies: 43
Views: 29346

Here is an update as of today Jan 28 2010. Hopefully next update I will have lots of little red vine ripe tomotoes in the pic. The first pic is a comparison of the system from July 2009 to January 2010. I planted the tomato seeds about a month after (august 09). The tomato plants only started growin...
by Vancmann
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Followup on land plants and loach tank- aquaponics
Replies: 43
Views: 29346

Diana what you are saying makes sence. Its hard to believe but it makes sense.

CK, thank you