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Johanski
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Yoyo loaches + botia kubotai

Post by Johanski » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:24 pm

Well, as simple as:

Will 6 botia kubotai work with 5 yoyo loaches in a 93 gallon tank? I accidentaly got 4 kubotais and 1 yoyo instead of 5 kubotais from the store, and I've fallen in love with the yoyo, messing my tank up.

Thanks!

Johan

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Post by mickthefish » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:52 pm

is that imperial galls Johan?.
if it is i'm sure you would be alright, i'd up your waterchanges as they'll eat like pigs. :lol:


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Post by Johanski » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:36 pm

Imperial Galls? What does that mean? Sorry, english aint my main language xD

Anyways, I'm doing 30% waterchanges every saturday (So much for a free day huh :D ) I think that would do it

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Post by mickthefish » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:49 pm

could you give me the dimensions of your tank mate, then i can work the gallonage out, i'd do at least 3 water changes per week as a minimum,
if your going to feed greens or fruit you'll know why bud.

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Post by Johanski » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:58 pm

Oh, you mean gallons, then say so! ;)

138x41x61 CM. I know its 350 litres anyway.

Are you sure I need that much waterchanges? It's gonna be hard as I'm using a plant growth thingie, so i give the plants alot of nutrition, then i do a big waterchange to remove some of the nutrition not used, and then add more. If you see what I'm saying? Using Poor Mans Dupla Drops.

EDIT: The loaches are the only bottom-dwelling fishes I have in the tank, so I'd say there's enough space alright, right? ;)

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Post by mistergreen » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:00 pm

Johanski wrote:Imperial Galls? What does that mean? Sorry, english aint my main language xD
oh, i think I know...
1 British Gallon or Imperial Gallons = 4.54609188 liter
1 US gallon = 3.78541178 liter

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Post by Johanski » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:06 pm

I mean US gallons then!

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Post by mickthefish » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:41 am

hi bud, from what you've wrote ,you want a planted tank with quite a few botias and imo you can only have one of them.
in my tank i only have one decent clump of java fern, the reason for this is i also keep barbs in with the botias and they love eating plants.
i love to see a planted tank but it comes at a price,( less fish )
55 US gallons needs to be well managed by you to keep the fish you want in it.
i have a 120 Imperial gallonan tank with far to many fish in it, so to counteract that it gets at least 3 big water changes per week.
i hope this has'nt put you of but i think for the welfare of your fish you would have to do a similar regime of WC per week.

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Post by Johanski » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:00 pm

Thanks for your help mate, really appreciated. I've had my barbs for almost two months now and they haven't touched my plants. I feed them alot of green. I might just have gotten lucky, my plants are fine!

ANyways, today I went to buy 4 more yoyos, which i did. I'll have to live with changing alot of water, but as it is now it's not too heavy stocked in there. And I have 8.5 litres of filter material, that's quite a nice amount. The new yoyos are chasing barbs aswell, I love them.

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Post by Beowulf » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:02 pm

I had something like that at one point and it went very well no real fighting or anything.

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