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by chris brown
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: algae treatments
Replies: 5
Views: 1868

algae treatments

Hi all i have a bad algae problem (Black Brush (Beard) Algae)and was thinking of treating it with this http://www.trademe.co.nz/pets-animals/fish/water-treatment/auction-414427268.htm only thing is i don't want to harm the fish or the bacteria in the filters. Dose anyone no if this stuff will be ok ...
by chris brown
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: stocking calculator
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

stocking calculator

http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php?AquTankName=&AquListBoxTank=Choose&AquTankLength=96&AquTankDepth=48&AquTankHeight=25&AquListBoxFilter=Choose&AquTextFilterRate=N%2FA+&AquListBoxFilter2=Choose&AquTextFilterRate2=N%2FA+&AquFilterString=&AquTextBoxQuantity=&AquTextBoxRemoveQuantity=&FormSubmit=%3...
by chris brown
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: quartine tank for new clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 5110

Re: quartine tank for new clowns

I found a photo that you can kind of see the white line inside the pleco not sure if it a worm or not what do you think Emma? http://s1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb453/monstertruckers/?action=view¤t=SDC10606.jpg#!oZZ3QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1206.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fbb453%2Fmonstertruck...
by chris brown
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: angel fish fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 4255

Re: angel fish fighting

The 2 angles and 4 small discus will be going into a smaller tank soon as i am building a new tank for my clown loaches and current will be a bit much for these guys. I wont be planning on getting anymore angles or discus. From my experience with angels and from what I have seen of discus, you are ...
by chris brown
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: angel fish fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 4255

Re: angel fish fighting

The female fish died so now its just 2 males which seem to get on very well now. The 2 angles and 4 small discus will be going into a smaller tank soon as i am building a new tank for my clown loaches and current will be a bit much for these guys. I wont be planning on getting anymore angles or disc...
by chris brown
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: quartine tank for new clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 5110

Re: quartine tank for new clowns

haha ok that's cool, it was the only thing a search for Levamisole came up with on trade me. I think all the clowns look ok but 2 of the dwarf chain loaches look a bit skinny but they are only about 15mm long so hard to tell. I have noticed white lines on the underside of the plecos belly inside the...
by chris brown
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: quartine tank for new clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 5110

Re: quartine tank for new clowns

If any of your loaches appear skinny despite good appetites, then it would be worth worming the whole tank. Over here in the UK we are able to buy some wormers such as Kusuri Wormer Plus and JBL Nedol off the shelf, but others such as Levamisole hydrochloride has to be prescribed by a fish friendly...
by chris brown
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: quartine tank for new clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 5110

Re: quartine tank for new clowns

Quarantining is definitely a good idea for loaches. I wouldn't recommend treating them with anything (except possibly a wormer) if they appear healthy. Just keep a very close eye out for whitespot as even the most healthy looking of loaches can suddenly break out in this when moved from an establis...
by chris brown
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: quartine tank for new clowns
Replies: 8
Views: 5110

quartine tank for new clowns

i have just brought 7 10-15cm clowns, i picked them up from a guy that has a healhy tank and was wondering do i need to quartine them b4 they go in? I no i should do it with fish i get from the petshop etc because i dont no anything about them but this tank was well looked after and he didnt have an...
by chris brown
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: making a huge tank
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: making a huge tank

I guess the shape is due to the shape of your basement? A longer more riverine tank would be better suited to the loaches, but having 3.5M to swim in any direction will still be great! How are you planning to access the tank? will you be getting into it if need be? Are you able to walk around all si...
by chris brown
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: angel fish fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 4255

Re: angel fish fighting

its ok the female angel died over the weekend as i was away on hoilday the other 2 are ok together now
by chris brown
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: plants with my clown?
Replies: 8
Views: 5228

Re: plants with my clown?

i have searched for both those names in new zealand and can find anything i will send a email to the guy i buy plants from he will no where to get them if they are available here. as for the fish i have brought 1 flying fox and one algae eater (that's all my lfs had in stock) i don't think the algie...
by chris brown
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Freshwater Forum
Topic: angel fish fighting
Replies: 7
Views: 4255

angel fish fighting

Hi i have 3 angel fish in my 700l tank, 2 of them have paired up and have layed eggs and the male has fertilized them but two days later they were gone and another two days after that the male was attacking the female till she was near dead so i separated them, since then the other angle has decided...
by chris brown
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: making a huge tank
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: making a huge tank

Yea it is a big step but i will take my time and do it correct. As for the back up plan i wont be adding any tropical fish into it for at lest a year after it gets filled i will just have some goldfish in there to cycle it and if anything happens they can just go back into the pond easily. when the ...
by chris brown
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: making a huge tank
Replies: 8
Views: 2289

Re: making a huge tank

hi uvvis (Q)You aren't planning for your tank to be outside are you? (A)no it will be an inside tank well in the downstairs of my house which is a workshop and garage still would get pretty cold down there tho. To keep my 700l tank at 29ish degrees i am running 2 300 watt heaters and even then they ...