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by loachnoob
Sun May 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me build the perfect loach tank
Replies: 67
Views: 9422

Re: Help me build the perfect loach tank

Ammonia still reading 2 ppm. Nitrates and nitrates still at 0 pmm. Bummed. Clearly Dr. Tim's didn't work. Guess I need to do a water change to drop the ammonia ppm. I'm lost!
by loachnoob
Sat May 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich?
Replies: 62
Views: 11264

Re: Ich?

Wow 30 days? My loach only tank has started to get ich, it has been 3 days. Water temp is at 32 celcius. Its very hot in Indonesia. I have Paraguard, bu hesitate to dose it. My aquarium is 20 gallon. should i just put 5ml every day? Will paraguard accumulate to lethal dose ? Thank you, Joie 30 days...
by loachnoob
Sat May 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me build the perfect loach tank
Replies: 67
Views: 9422

Re: Help me build the perfect loach tank

Still waiting for the cycle to start lol. Dosed ammonia at 2ppm when I set it up and it's still just chillin' there :lol: Right or wrong here's what i did tonight: Did a maintenance 50% water change on the 55, topped off the 125 with some of the dirty water from the siphon. Washed both Aquaclear 70 ...
by loachnoob
Fri May 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me build the perfect loach tank
Replies: 67
Views: 9422

Re: Help me build the perfect loach tank

Well done, lost of hiding places is nice. The only thing I'd suggest is to actually have vertical coverage. You'll be surprised how much bottom feeders like going up when there's actually something to explore... How do I create this? I love Bas suggestions of emergent plants and intend on planting ...
by loachnoob
Fri May 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 331
Views: 30749

Re: PHOTOS

With much respect it is not a parasite but water quality issue. To me it is obvious but its hard convincing anyone else. No disrespect taken, you know much more about this than me! Any chance you're feeding your loaches snails Fran? The blackspot I'm familiar with is heavily reliant on them as part...
by loachnoob
Fri May 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 331
Views: 30749

Re: PHOTOS

Fran can you post a picture of this black spot you're referring too? I have no familiarity with it in tropical tanks, but there is a very common parasite in temperate climates such as the Midwest that presents itself in fish.
by loachnoob
Fri May 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: PHOTOS
Replies: 331
Views: 30749

Re: PHOTOS

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There ya go, fully set up and cycling now!
by loachnoob
Wed May 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me build the perfect loach tank
Replies: 67
Views: 9422

Re: Help me build the perfect loach tank

https://s31.postimg.cc/p4o9jii13/20180516_211306.jpg Here ya go, i present to you 125 gallons of loachtopia!! About to add ammononia and Dr. Tims One and Only. The wife added the black trash bags to the back, after me being indecisive about painting the back. It looks good. Turned on both the filte...
by loachnoob
Tue May 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sand for loaches?
Replies: 13
Views: 3126

Re: Sand for loaches?

I purchase paver stage 2 sand at Home Depot. It's beautifully dark brown. The pool filter sand here was almost white and closer to the consistency of table salt whereas the paver sand is considerably larger in size, with teeny tiny pebbles mixed throughtout. I spent two hours tonight cleaning it, th...
by loachnoob
Mon May 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Fish Health & Treatment
Topic: Ich?
Replies: 62
Views: 11264

Re: Ich?

Haven't treated the tank since May 12th. All is well! I learned a lot from all of you in this thread a big thank you to you all!
by loachnoob
Mon May 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me build the perfect loach tank
Replies: 67
Views: 9422

Re: Help me build the perfect loach tank

Drained the kitty pool tonight, looked like diluted tea! Refilled and gonna let this driftwood keep soaking. From what it looks like, the tannin look is going to probably be a part of the tank between water changes :lol:
by loachnoob
Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me build the perfect loach tank
Replies: 67
Views: 9422

Re: Help me build the perfect loach tank

I should add, none of the rocks i kept - to the best of my knowledge are limestone. Limestone, even when polished retains its gritty feel. Most of what i have is some color variant of granite
by loachnoob
Fri May 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me build the perfect loach tank
Replies: 67
Views: 9422

Re: Help me build the perfect loach tank

Where abouts are you located? I remember people in Mich. morel hunting "up north" but I never did. I have original rocks from Lake MI, the whitish ones are limestone & not the best in aquaria although we still have some, nor are Petosky (?) stones. They both break down (slowly) & add to the inland ...
by loachnoob
Fri May 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me build the perfect loach tank
Replies: 67
Views: 9422

Re: Help me build the perfect loach tank

So, all my ordering is done (I think lol!!) Thanks to Diana reassuring me about the Aquaclears I went ahead and got 2 Aquaclear 110's. I really wanted the FX6, but at the price compared to the Aquaclears there was no argument to be had. Plus, my better half enjoyed I was spending OVER 50% less thank...
by loachnoob
Thu May 10, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Help me build the perfect loach tank
Replies: 67
Views: 9422

Re: Help me build the perfect loach tank

I don't want to move the fish over sooner, just try and help seed the tank with bacteria -last thing I want to do it seed it with parasites though! As you all mentioned, if the water is warm and I do inadvertently move an ich parasite over it should die from lack of a host. I really think I'm at the...