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by loachnoob
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How to clean sand substrate ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2384

Re: How to clean sand substrate ?

I've personally found cleaning sand to be easier than gravel. Quickly move over the top, it will grab up the waste while only getting the lightest of the sand. Pull the siphon away and let the sand fall away back to the bottom. Repeat. Sure you'll get a little bit of sand, but seems like keeping it ...
by loachnoob
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Moving and Quarantine
Replies: 23
Views: 3839

Re: Moving and Quarantine

Hate to play devils advocate here, but Dr. Tim's failed me. SeaChems Stablity cycled my tank almost instantly (24 hours). Kept up with the recommended dosing and my new tank is rocking. I would not recommend Dr. Tims.
by loachnoob
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 331
Views: 30750

Re: PHOTOS

I should add I did some big water changes while the cycle was going on, 50% or so every few days while dosing with Seachem Prime. I wanted to dose more ammonia but didn't. Slowly added fish over the course of a few days, while testing tank perimeters. Everything is running smooth. Still on hunt for ...
by loachnoob
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 331
Views: 30750

Re: PHOTOS

Don't want to play devils advocate here but my fishless cycle took only a few days once I started adding SeaChem Stability. Dr Tims One and Only did not work for me. I posted about it in another thread but here is the quick and dirty of it, summarized. Dosed Dr. Tim's ammonia to 2ppm (i trust any st...
by loachnoob
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Can I get a hillstream loach?
Replies: 17
Views: 3059

Re: Can I get a hillstream loach?

The hillstream loaches are cool, no doubt about it. I've stayed away from them knowing full well they appear to need a diet not composed of what we feed, but what your tank simply produces as part of the ecosystem. As you mentioned they also love current, and without it they are out of their "comfor...
by loachnoob
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help with stocking my new tank
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Help with stocking my new tank

I'm a big fan of the polkadots - kubotias as most know them. Not sure how they'll do with clowns thought as I don't keep them. I my opinion, no loach is as beautiful as the kubotias.
by loachnoob
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: Thank you

Easiest for me was to upload to a free hosting site like imgur.com

Looking forward to seeing your setup
by loachnoob
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: dojo/weather loach question
Replies: 18
Views: 4611

Re: dojo/weather loach question

Yup, im gonna pass on them. Probably will look into it for a future tank
by loachnoob
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Poor farming practices lead to loach death
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Re: Poor farming practices lead to loach death

What the heck?
by loachnoob
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: dojo/weather loach question
Replies: 18
Views: 4611

Re: dojo/weather loach question

I'm still temped to add 3, despite my 125 gals tank being on the upper end of their preferred temperature zone.
by loachnoob
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Well rounded loach diets.
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Re: Well rounded loach diets.

I think that's where my thinking is wrong. Seems like clowns love veggies and that is why I think I've giving too much meat to my loaches. No clowns in my tank. I feed Omega One flakes in the morning but in the evening I feed brine shrimp and/or bloodworms. Algae wafers just seems to get pecked at, ...
by loachnoob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Well rounded loach diets.
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Re: Well rounded loach diets.

I'm really bad about feeding veggies, I should look into that more I guess..
by loachnoob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Well rounded loach diets.
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Well rounded loach diets.

For whatever reason while making lunch yesterday I put a small piece of cooked shrimp into my 125. The loaches went after it was like it was candy!! Sure they love bloodworms and brine shrimp, but "real" shrimp made them go bonkers! What they didn't eat I removed that night, but I've never seen a sh...
by loachnoob
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pool Filter Sand
Replies: 13
Views: 2529

Re: Pool Filter Sand

My paver sand is beautiful, I really need to post some pictures of my new 125 which is coming along nicely.
by loachnoob
Thu May 31, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: dojo/weather loach question
Replies: 18
Views: 4611

dojo/weather loach question

Been looking at these a bit, friends of mine highly recommend them. What I can't seem to find is if they require schools or if they prefer to be alone? Thinking about adding a few to my 125 but not really sure how they'll interact with the loaches I already have. Lastly, are the golden ones albinos?