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My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:14 pm

Hi all,

This are some shots of my loaches:

Tank setup (started on january 13, 2007):
150x50x60cm = 450L (119 Gallons)
Lights: 2x40 watts (about 0,2 watts/L)
Soft small river gravel
Temperature range: 27 to 30°C
pH: 6.6 - 6.8
GH: 3
KH: 2
Total Filtration: 15.5x + 5000 L/h SunSun + 5400 L/h Koralia circulating pumps
2 AquaClear50 hang on (757 L/h each)
2 AquaClear70 hang on (1135 L/h each)
Undergravel filtering system using 2x650 L/h powerheads

Fishes:
30 Clown loaches: 3 to 9"
1 Chinese Algae Eater 2.5"
1 6" red tail shark
Plants:
Anubia gigantea

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21 loaches together on same shot!
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Another 21 loaches eating Tubifex
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22 loaches on same photo. Thats my record on a single shot. 8)
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Helodes among clowns
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This 2 are aways together
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Eating some brocoli
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Not only loaches eats brocoli :lol:
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5 at a time. A bit crowed, right? :twisted:
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"Wallie" taking a nap
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I´m not dead!
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My bulky 6" redtailled loach
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Everybody together!
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Some videos:
Vídeo1, Vídeo2, Vídeo3

Hope you enjoy!

Marcos.
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Post by clownygirl » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:16 am

GREAT PICS :lol:

Is that a JD you have there with the clowns?

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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:40 am

Yes clownygirl.

There are 2 blue JD there, 5 and 7" long. Bigger one thinks he is a clownloach as well. He uses to swim with them and even eat same food! :lol:

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Post by ckk125 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:57 am

nice tank.. :D

Btw, those tiger botias didnt hurt the clowns?
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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:25 am

Hi ckk125,

Those tiger are here for a couple months. The bigger one sometimes disturb the YoYos (nothing serious) but only if them get too close. Never see the tigers running after any fish here.
BTW, those tiger share some hiding places with the clowns. No stress at all. 8)
My 450L Loaches tank
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Post by loachmom » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:11 am

Welcome to the forum, Marcos!! :D
Thanks for sharing these great photos. I really enjoyed them. Your tank and fish are lovely.

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Post by Tinman » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:57 am

:) 8)

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Post by rich » Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:08 am

You´ve got some amazing fishes there. I also like your t-shirt. Homemade?
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Post by tariesindanrie » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:23 am

Beautiful, Marcos! Welcome :D

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Post by LoachOrgy » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:46 am

killer!
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Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:22 pm

Hi all,

Many thanks for the wellcome and for coments on my fishes. 8)
rich wrote:I also like your t-shirt. Homemade?
Yes rich.
I used Potoshop to add the clown loach on my shirt.

Thanks again!

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Post by mikev » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:24 pm

8) (very)

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Post by shari2 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:46 pm

That modesta is gorgeous. 8)
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Post by Emma Turner » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:59 pm

It is fantastic to see another large-sized group of clown loaches. They look to be very much enjoying each others company. 8) I would watch the S. helodes as they mature though, they might need rehoming if their usual aggression level becomes apparent. :wink:

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Post by Batch » Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:27 pm

Wow! Can we get a picture of the whole tank?

Thanks,
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