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by millsn
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Isn't it annoying when..
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Isn't it annoying when..

I rinse my media in old water but that's all. In the case above I was stripping down my old tank now no longer in use
by millsn
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Isn't it annoying when..
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Isn't it annoying when..

I think that ship sailed some while ago :lol:
by millsn
Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Isn't it annoying when..
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Isn't it annoying when..

You empty out and clean your (gravel like) filter media into a bucket, only to forget that your bucket full of dirty water actually has loads of filter media in it and you dump it onto your lawn whilst disposing of the water? Took me ages to pick most of it up. Curses. :roll:
by millsn
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buying a new powerhead
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: Buying a new powerhead

Just read the reviews, they like em don't they?
by millsn
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: help!!! my neon tetras and clown loach has ick
Replies: 17
Views: 8090

Re: help!!! my neon tetras and clown loach has ick

If you can afford it get a UV steriliser too
by millsn
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Why do they do this?
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: Why do they do this?

Thanks for the responses.
It's not a worry, they're all fine. I was just wondering for the n'th time :)
I have clown loach and they're at 82 F
by millsn
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Why do they do this?
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Why do they do this?

All my loaches are mooching about the tank, nothing unusual there. My biggest loach has (in the last few days) taken to zooming vertically up and down the left and side of the tank, all on his/her own. Doesn't seem anxious in any way. I always wonder if they see their reflection. Can anyone offer an...
by millsn
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: clown fish hideing
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: clown fish hideing

Might be worth looking him over carefully for whitespot too. If he's always around the filter (and has other hiding options) it may be that he has it.
by millsn
Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Buying a new powerhead
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Buying a new powerhead

I was wondering about this. I'm looking at a Tunze turbelle 6105 which is controllable between 3000 and 13000 litres/hour. My present powerheads are rated at up to 5500 litres/hour and make little impact on the flow in a 6x2x2 as far as clowns are concerned so I thought I'd try something bigger. A f...
by millsn
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 4918

Re: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks

For info I got the unit Graeme suggested and the fish are now much happier after a water change. Great suggestion
by millsn
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Trying to Re-home Clowns
Replies: 15
Views: 4774

Re: Trying to Re-home Clowns

They look lovely but I can no longer take them as per my pm. Sorry
by millsn
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 4918

Re: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks

I'll compare the products when I can see them. Thanks for the thoughts. How was your stock Graeme?
by millsn
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 4918

Re: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks

I have one of these http://www.aquariumsuperstore.co.uk/Aqua-Medic-Helix-Max-UV-55w.html but no idea if that's strong enough. I think I'll get a carbon canister of some some sort, just don't know which and can't help thinking there's something out there that aquarium specific that I haven't yet found
by millsn
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 4918

Re: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks

There is no filtration before the water enters the tank. I am wondering what the traditional solution here is. I have seen in line dechlorinators before but can't recall the manufacturer. I was thinking of something like this: http://www.pozzani.co.uk/water-treatment-249/water-filters-183/product_in...
by millsn
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 4918

Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks

I have a 150 UK gallon tank with a plumbed water feed which I use for water changes. I have noticed that my clown loach fins now have mottled black fins since they've been introduced to the plumbed tank. In my previous tank I always used stresscoat to remove chlorine and their fins didn't have this ...