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by Keith Wolcott
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream Loaches at last - updated 25/3/07
Replies: 39
Views: 10566

Good point Jim.

Mad Duff- How are the P. cheni doing? Post some more pictures when you get a chance please.
by Keith Wolcott
Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream Loaches at last - updated 25/3/07
Replies: 39
Views: 10566

Thanks Mad Duff. They sound very interesting indeed.
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream Loaches at last - updated 25/3/07
Replies: 39
Views: 10566

Thanks Emma. You are probably correct in that I could easily be assimilated. Resistance may be futile. Your description gives me a better understanding of their behavior. I would appreciate more video of course. Since I am starting fresh with a new tank (new fish that is), I have a chance to choose ...
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Hillstream Loaches at last - updated 25/3/07
Replies: 39
Views: 10566

I knew they were fun to watch but they are totally addictive, I spent most of last night glued to the tank watching them settle in Laughing Having seen your beautiful pictures of your P. cheni and also many other pictures of Hill streams on LOL, I can see the attraction that they have for many. But...
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: My new baby Botia kubotais, and 1 clown pic
Replies: 11
Views: 3414

They are beautiful Tom. I'm jealous.
by Keith Wolcott
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Pool Filter Sand
Replies: 41
Views: 22714

I am in the process of setting up a river tank (75 g) and wanted sand for the substrate. All pool filter sand in this area is white and I wanted a more natural look. The local LFS just had white or black. After a long search, both on the web, and at more distant LFS's, I found sand that I really lik...
by Keith Wolcott
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.O. and water changes
Replies: 44
Views: 15442

I'm glad that you like it. Thanks. I have taken a look at your fish food calculator. I really like your idea that essentially all input pollution comes from the food that we put in the tank (whether it is eaten or not) so that the amount of ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, etc. can be estimated. Yes, I ag...
by Keith Wolcott
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.O. and water changes
Replies: 44
Views: 15442

For anyone interested, I have edited and updated the derivation of the formulas for the water changes that appear earlier on this thread. Since I wanted to check everything for accuracy and see that the formulas work, I took the time to add the accumulating pollution option to chefkeith's spreadshee...
by Keith Wolcott
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.O. and water changes
Replies: 44
Views: 15442

While thinking about the formulas given above, I have realized that I probably did not choose the best model when adding the r increase in pollution due to fish waste. I had chosen to have it change as a percentage of the amount of current pollution, but I think it will be more realistic if it is a ...
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: oh please help!
Replies: 23
Views: 6304

Kris,

Martin and the others are correct. It is not your fault. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, events are beyond our control.

Keith
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sewellia shoving match
Replies: 4
Views: 1847

Thanks for the video Emma. After seeing so many still pictures of S. lineolata, I have been curious what they look like in action. Interesting action!

Keith
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.O. and water changes
Replies: 44
Views: 15442

MTS- It sounds like you have worked out a good system. Well done. I'm still working out how I want to do things so I appreciate hearing how you have done it. Thanks.

Keith
by Keith Wolcott
Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.O. and water changes
Replies: 44
Views: 15442

Below is the new edited version. It's kind of a lot, but I have explained the math to do water changes. Sorry that the format is not great, but it was just the easiest way for me to do it (I used the symbolic math program called Maple). http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s14/k8472w/WC1-1.jpg http://...
by Keith Wolcott
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: R.O. and water changes
Replies: 44
Views: 15442

chefkeith- While riding the train to visit my daughter in MA, I checked your calculations. They are correct. I have just a few small suggestions. 1. Your columns are labeled, for example "Next week pollutant %". It should be "Next week pollutant % change", since you just list the % change. 2. When I...
by Keith Wolcott
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Got a new camera, here are some pics 03/16 MORE ADDED!
Replies: 49
Views: 13513

Vancmann- I like your Giant Danios. Do you have those in a loach tank or a river tank? What temperature range is good for Giant Danios? I am finding conflicting information at other sites. I would like to put them in a CL tank, but it may be too warm for them.

Keith