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by Keith Wolcott
Mon May 07, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Planning a new hillstreamtank
Replies: 17
Views: 5698

Yes, while I wrote my reply, Martin and LES already answered very wisely. I had not thought of the backflow problem either. The smaller you make the output space, the bigger the backflow problem is.
by Keith Wolcott
Mon May 07, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Planning a new hillstreamtank
Replies: 17
Views: 5698

Janne- I really like your idea. All hidden out of sight. Something to think about is the amount of flow. The concentrated jet streams of the powerheads will be behind the false wall so the flow that you get out front will be dispersed and spread out. Thus it will not seem to be nearly as much flow a...
by Keith Wolcott
Mon May 07, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: pics, as Emma's been asking
Replies: 40
Views: 10048

Helen- No mathematical story, but if you have ever heard of Seifert fibering and foliations of manifolds (concerning the study of 3 dimensional spaces), then the normal markings on a Striata look like a Seifert fibering and the unusual pattern that you have on your exceptional Striata is more like a...
by Keith Wolcott
Sun May 06, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: pics, as Emma's been asking
Replies: 40
Views: 10048

Beautiful tank. I also really like that Striata with the mathematical markings!
by Keith Wolcott
Sat May 05, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Plumbing a river
Replies: 52
Views: 25905

Wonderful! I like the half sand, half gravel and all of the nice looking rocks. You are making me want to try live plants again after many years without them.
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Upgrading Loach Tank Need Input: 120 gallon
Replies: 64
Views: 19962

I agree with Katt. I also like canister filters. If you get a canister filter you may be overfiltering (which is not a bad thing) on the current tank, but as you move up to the 120, I think you may want the extra filtration.
by Keith Wolcott
Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: new photos
Replies: 16
Views: 5251

Yes, I second Martin's and others comments. Your pictures show a very nice artistic style. I had to look at them all several times. Please post more and more often.
by Keith Wolcott
Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Update on my skinny clowns and the Levamisole HCl treatment
Replies: 28
Views: 11160

Sorry to hear that Scurvy did not make it.

Your clowns look healthy and beautiful. I like the large group.
by Keith Wolcott
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Welcome to my Fishtank
Replies: 22
Views: 6539

Thanks Martin for posting all of the videos. They have been very enjoyable to watch.
by Keith Wolcott
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Clove Oil Euthanasia
Replies: 45
Views: 15694

Well written article Emma. Thanks.
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank setup update
Replies: 283
Views: 158740

Yes Jim, a LFS ordered it for me from the Red Flint sand company. I really like it. It's .5 mm size.
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank setup update
Replies: 283
Views: 158740

Keeb- Thanks. I would not say that circular flow is better than unidirectional flow, but is just a different method. I tried both methods in my tank with new sand that I could stir up which would put fine particles in the water and then I could see the current speeds and directions (when there were ...
by Keith Wolcott
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank setup update
Replies: 283
Views: 158740

Thanks Emma and Graeme.

Graeme, the moon light string is just warm to the touch, but does not even seem to noticeably warm the glass top that it is sitting on. It does light the tank, but rather minimally, so I may add a second string to make it a bit lighter.
by Keith Wolcott
Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank setup update
Replies: 283
Views: 158740

Graeme- No luck on night images yet. I'll have to try again with a tripod.
by Keith Wolcott
Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Tank setup update
Replies: 283
Views: 158740

Thanks all. Graeme- I'll try for some of the night images tonight. loachmom- My wife would laugh out loud if she heard me being described as patient. But I do enjoy the planning stages so that slows me down a lot. Concerning hillstreams, I've decided that I do want to get hillstreams, but that they ...