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Keith Wolcott
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Post by Keith Wolcott » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:17 pm

Sorry for the delay (I was out of town and did a 24 hour bicycle race) in responding.

hx- I think that yours looks very nice and it is correct that I do not have any substrate in the tube. At the beginning I had some kind of nasty algae growing in among the roots, but since I started dosing with iron, it has disappeared.

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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Keith Wolcott » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:00 am

I see that it has been almost 2 and a half years since I have posted photos of my tanks. I have just been busy working and biking, but have also continued to really enjoy the fish. I find the weekly tank maintenance to be relaxing and enjoyable. I continue to make small changes to the system. I have been experimenting with a DIY denitrator for the last two years to reduce water changes, with some success. Also, the hydroponic plants do quite a good job of removing nitrate and as you can see in the pictures, are growing quite well (I have to trim off large amounts of growth every month). Jim- The two Rostratas that I got from you are doing quite well and still move back and forth across the water bridge between the two tanks. They were about 6.5 years old when I got them from you so they are over 9 years old now. The half a dozen Rostrata that I have in addition are getting nearly as large, but the reticulation of their pattern is still a long way from being as fine (small) as on yours. The 75 gallon river tank that I had with Sewellia is now a single species tank with skunk loaches (Yasuhikotakia morleti). I moved the Sewellia to another tank (I had hoped to breed them, but I found that I had all males (six) so that was not to be). Sorry, that I don't have recent photos of the fish (except for the skunks) but here are the tanks.

First, the 300 gallon tank.
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The 75 gallon tank which is attached via the water bridge to the 300 gallon.
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The 75 gallon skunk loach tank.
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The skunks.
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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Joe Khul » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:58 pm

Your setup has certainly come a long way and looks amazing. :D
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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Jim Powers » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:14 pm

Keith;
Great to see the updated pics. Everything looks fantastic as usual. I'm glad my "boys" are doing well. I knew they would get an amazing home with you.
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Re: Tank setup update

Post by bookpage » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:20 pm

Really nice, Keith. I like all the plants that you have.
240 - Clowns(15), Polka-Dot(6), Sids(57), Zebra(12), Burmese(5), Red-fin(4), YoYo(5), Sumo(2), Skunk(4), Peckoltia sabaji(1), L144 Black Eye Bristlenose Pleco(3), Odessa Barb(9), Roseline Sharks(6)

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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Keith Wolcott » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:56 am

Thanks guys.

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Re: Tank setup update

Post by chefkeith » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:00 pm

I never saw plants grow that thick on driftwood before. That is wonderful!

Like the framed fish pictures too!

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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Keith Wolcott » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:36 pm

Thanks chefkeith. I added the photos with identifying names since it makes it easy for visitors to know what they are seeing and what to look for in the tank.

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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Jim Powers » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:34 pm

I think that's a great idea.
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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Joe Khul » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:43 am

Makes me want to add descriptive pictures to my tank, if the planting experiment gets off the ground. 8)
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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Nicki » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:33 am

You are amazing, i can't believe your tanks! Just read all 19 pages and am actually gobsmacked.

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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Keith Wolcott » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:13 pm

Thank you Nicki. The project is always in flux with the latest change that I finally found four more Histrionica to go with the lone one that I got years ago accidentally with a group of kubotai.

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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Jim Powers » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:59 pm

Keith, if you ever want a couple of Parabotia fasciata, I would be glad to let you have mine. They are prime specimens in the 4-5" range.
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/parabotia-fasciata
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Re: Tank setup update

Post by Keith Wolcott » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:07 pm

Jim- I'm sending you a PM.

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