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by millsn
Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Trying to Re-home Clowns
Replies: 15
Views: 4795

Re: Trying to Re-home Clowns

Hi Boromark I'm in Peterborough with a dry 6ft tank at the mo but I have one little detail to fix before my clowns go in. Unfortunately I don't know when it'll conclude, it's a bit of a running saga. Not sure how long you can wait but in time I can take about 3 extra clowns (I have 5 now) without tr...
by millsn
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: ~Unlucky but lucky
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Re: ~Unlucky but lucky

thanks I needed some sympathy!
by millsn
Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: clown loaches acting weird
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: clown loaches acting weird

Clowns need the company of themselves to live happily without fighting. This is quite natural behaviour whilst one assumes dominance over the other. When you have 5 or more they will fuss over each other and tend not to pick on individuals so much. When there's only two of them I think the attention...
by millsn
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: ~Unlucky but lucky
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

~Unlucky but lucky

Just woke up to three dead zebra loaches and one possibly dying flying fox tba. Tank temperature was at 90 F! Obviously my 2 year old external in line heater/stat had given up the ghost. I'm gutted. I used to always run two undersized heaters before this one but wanted to get rid of the clutter. I'l...
by millsn
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: weather loach in a pond
Replies: 9
Views: 4254

Re: weather loach in a pond

I think perhaps you should consider how fish arrive in an otherwise empty pond. I suspect they arrive on the beaks of birds. I'm not convinced that the geographical seperation is a good control.
by millsn
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: New tank - fish now in residence
Replies: 21
Views: 9709

Re: New tank planning

Little update
I'm still waiting a crucial part for the tank so no real progress. Will update once its up and running
by millsn
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: finally picture of my loach tank
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Re: finally picture of my loach tank

love it, very nice
by millsn
Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank background ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: Tank background ideas

thanks but I ordered the Polish outfits background last week. Will post pics when I get it in but I still have to firm up dimensions with them
by millsn
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Chromobotia macracanthus / Clown loach Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3914

Re: Chromobotia macracanthus / Clown loach Questions

I keep my clowns in the local hardwater. Having lost a few to skinny (before discovering "Kusuri wormer plus" which worked where levamisole did not), my theory is that exposure to the worms is limited by the naturally acidic environment the clowns usually live in. I wonder what skinny issues people ...
by millsn
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank background ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: Tank background ideas

I have seen those ones but they seemed to work only for smaller tanks, I couldn't see how they worked on larger ones. I'd need alot of those tiles to cover my background. Took me a while to find a UK distributor for the Polish backgrounds but here it is http://www.aqua-maniac.com I thought their the...
by millsn
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank background ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: Tank background ideas

Seems the back to nature stuff must be made from unobtainium. £500 quoted from those who were unable to get a price from them. Their distributor thoroughly unhelpful. Tried TMC who recommended an outfit in Poland. Outfit in Poland have had two days and still no price, no leadtime. Amazing that spend...
by millsn
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Numpty UV question
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: Numpty UV question

Interesting. Thanks chefkeith, I had thought it was an eradicating measure.
by millsn
Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Numpty UV question
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Numpty UV question

I'm sure this is a daft one but..Should I let my new tank run up for a while before using a UV steriliser? My rationale is thatif the steriliser does kill off bacteria surely it also kills off the good stuff that presumably meanders around the tank when it's not in the filter? Could someone please e...
by millsn
Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank background ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: Tank background ideas

Thanks Francois,
What an amazing site they have http://www.backtonature.se/english/contest2005.html. Love the images. Now to find out what it costs!!
by millsn
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank background ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2838

Re: Tank background ideas

Curses, so :shock: that limits my options to cork cork or cork