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by millsn
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Plumbed water feeds for larger tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 5579

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: 5579

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: 5579

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 ...
by millsn
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)
Replies: 384
Views: 212901

Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Looks lovely, love the puddles of light.

"There where calculations made by an engineer. According to him, my living room structure can handle up to 3,5 ton." Does that mean that you are planning a still larger tank>??
by millsn
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)
Replies: 384
Views: 212901

Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Marcos,
You're barking! Good for you. Glad I don't live underneath your apartment
by millsn
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New tank - fish now in residence
Replies: 21
Views: 10676

Re: New tank - fish now in residence

Thanks all, it's the realisation of something I've been planning for just years now. Now I need a bigger powerhead and a third lamp to make the lighting more even. You can turn the lamps down in intensity so the extra tile wouldn't cause a problem. Now if I can just find the money..
by millsn
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New tank - fish now in residence
Replies: 21
Views: 10676

Re: New tank - fish now in residence

SgtMajWiggles, it's from an outfit in Poland and would have been £300 if it had fit right first time. It went back once and was then replaced. To their credit I didn't get charged for the returning postage or the replacement background but it did take some cutting and shutting to get to fit and noth...
by millsn
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New tank - fish now in residence
Replies: 21
Views: 10676

Re: New tank - fish now in residence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zwy-VAMur8&t=50s I've now added my rain function to the tank. This is a water change in process straight from the mains. You can see the 'rain' coming in at the top of the tank. You can also see the Aquaray 'storm effect' lighting (lightning) kicking in. See notes in ...
by millsn
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: CLOWN LOACH VIOLENCE LAST 2 DAYS HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 7242

Re: CLOWN LOACH VIOLENCE LAST 2 DAYS HELP

Sorry but I've never had this. Do you have a picture of your tank? Perhaps there aren't enough hiding places to seperate your fish? What did you find out against Martin's suggestion of errant electricity in your water?
by millsn
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Golden Loach
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: Golden Loach

heater failure? too hot? what are your water conditions? ammonia/nitrite?
by millsn
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New tank - fish now in residence
Replies: 21
Views: 10676

Re: New tank planning

I've now got some major loachy dancing going on. They've found a favourite spot between a large rock and the glas on the far right hand side of the tank. They squirm around there in a tiny space, then head up and down repeatedly, playing in the local powerhead flow, squirm a bit more behind the rock...
by millsn
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New tank - fish now in residence
Replies: 21
Views: 10676

Re: New tank planning - tank now (almost) complete

I've finally got the tank up and running and the clowns are now in! What's really funny is that they are still swimming "in their old tank". Specifically whilst they have swum the full length of the 6' tank they still seem to prefer to swim in 4' lengths i.e. from the middle of the tank to one end o...
by millsn
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Trying to Re-home Clowns
Replies: 15
Views: 5506

Re: Trying to Re-home Clowns

boromark, you have a pm
by millsn
Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clown Loach very dark in black sand
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Re: Clown Loach very dark in black sand

Interesting. I wasnt aware they had such a chameleon like ability
by millsn
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Quarantine period
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: Quarantine period

Thanks Nancy, that's a bit longer than I would have otherwise done. Duly educated