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by millsn
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Triplophysa siluroides
Replies: 14
Views: 8246

Re: Triplophysa siluroides

Looks like he'll get big :D
by millsn
Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: help!!! my neon tetras and clown loach has ick
Replies: 17
Views: 8903

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

Glad to hear your fish are okay now Jordan. It's an interesting discussion Kittikat (like the user name BTW). Given your later point that UV can't 'get' everything in the tank I'm not sure how valid. I'd like to point out that my views below are those of a layman but I'm putting them out there becau...
by millsn
Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: help!!! my neon tetras and clown loach has ick
Replies: 17
Views: 8903

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

Well you can test the water for underlying quality problems so I'm not sure that stands up as good reasoning. As I understand it the UV kills free swimming white spot critters so must be good. If they can't stay alive once bred they can't attach to a fish.
by millsn
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Isn't it annoying when..
Replies: 7
Views: 2166

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: 2166

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: 2166

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: 1207

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: 8903

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 1442

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: 1207

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: 5554

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: 5474

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: 5554

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?