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by Vancmann
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new Loach tank using Aquaponics and HF turbulent tube
Replies: 12
Views: 8195

As far as land plants, so far, everything I have tried is growing even a wild plant stub I transplanted. Most land plants need their roots airated though so the roots cannot always be fully submerged and and if they are the water cannot be stagnant or the root will rot. Peace lily seems to like lots...
by Vancmann
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Nuts ´n´ Trash (today's pictures)
Replies: 80
Views: 42256

wasserscheu, this is really really cool. I bet the loaches love this network. Reminds me of my initial setup: initially I was going to have the 4" pipe vent at the tank's water level where the loaches could swim through. The pipe would be open on top but covered by clear acrylic and I was just going...
by Vancmann
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new Loach tank using Aquaponics and HF turbulent tube
Replies: 12
Views: 8195

Wonderful!!! I am also working in this direction. I have plants in a 10 gallon and am testing to see how fast they use up the nitrate. I hope that you will try to get some idea of exactly how much nitrate x number of plants use up. I was making plans for a long narrow acrylic aquarium to hold the p...
by Vancmann
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new Loach tank using Aquaponics and HF turbulent tube
Replies: 12
Views: 8195

Way to go 8) Excellent work. I am sure, this will be the direction, serious loachkeeping steers to. I have plans similar, except I am planing to cut open Polypropylene pipes (wastewater) and cover the holes with (thin) pvc or acrylic sheets, that follow the shape of the pipe due to heattreatment. I...
by Vancmann
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new Loach tank using Aquaponics and HF turbulent tube
Replies: 12
Views: 8195

Thanks chef. They sure treat it like a park ride. They are not as excited about it as when I first started though. They use it in the mornings mostly and ocassionally in the evenings. One thing though, this turbo tunnel sure keeps the water airated.
by Vancmann
Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new Loach tank using Aquaponics and HF turbulent tube
Replies: 12
Views: 8195

My new Loach tank using Aquaponics and HF turbulent tube

Just a short overview. This new 125 gallon project has been completed for a little under a month now. I wanted to wait untill the system become sort of established before I posted this topic. Two of my biggest challenges have been rectified with this project. They are controlling high Nitrates/ Phos...
by Vancmann
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Action Shots Pt 1. loaches, jumping, eating, sparing, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Thanks DOC, I will.

Thanks Vealboy. And, they will. This forum has all the resources to make it possible.
by Vancmann
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Action Shots Pt 1. loaches, jumping, eating, sparing, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Thanks Kups :)
by Vancmann
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Action Shots Pt 1. loaches, jumping, eating, sparing, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Thank you much Maximus
by Vancmann
Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Action Shots Pt 1. loaches, jumping, eating, sparing, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Dave, anytime!

Ded1, thanks :D Its called Undiscovered. I wish there would be a National Geograpic cover on just Chromobotia macracanthus. The clowns range from 7 to 10 (Tail included) inches approx.
by Vancmann
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Action Shots Pt 1. loaches, jumping, eating, sparing, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Thanks Keith, I was lucky to get that one with her jumping out. I will now have to be more prepared and clean the upper glass.

Thanks Val, they even get the rocks around them grey :wink:
by Vancmann
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Action Shots Pt 1. loaches, jumping, eating, sparing, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Thanks Mick and MD
by Vancmann
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Action Shots Pt 1. loaches, jumping, eating, sparing, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 5559

Action Shots Pt 1. loaches, jumping, eating, sparing, etc

Hello all, here are some recent pics I took of my loaches. I tried to get them doing as much of their physicial activities as possible. But as you know, taking movement shots may not be as easy a task. I am posting these for now. I will have some better ones in a month or so called Action Shots part...
by Vancmann
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Show us your Funny Loach Pic's
Replies: 155
Views: 167149

May I have this dance?

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May I have this dance?
by Vancmann
Thu May 28, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: A simple picture- thats all
Replies: 15
Views: 4205

Thanks for the nice comment Ded1. :)