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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by KittyKat » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:08 am

What is the big Crypt-like plant in the last few photos?
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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:02 am

KittyKat wrote:What is the big Crypt-like plant in the last few photos?
It´s indeed Cryptocoryne undulata. This plant last 5 years in this tank! In the begining was only 6 or 7 leafs as you can see on this picture taken in 2006. Plant is in the left front corner:

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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by KittyKat » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:34 am

I don't think it's a C. undulata because the leaf shape and colour do not match the "wrinkles" I would expect. I recently got given a plant which looks identical to the one in your photos and the closest ID I had gotten was C. pontederiifolia
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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:03 am

I really don´t understand much of plants. I was told it was C. undulata but now that you say it´s C. pontederiifolia I Googled it and looks like prety more similar to mine. Thanks!
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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by chefkeith » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:45 pm

The clowns look like they've settled in quite nicely.

It didn't sound like the sump made much noise with the waterfall. Is there something you did to quiet it down? I think I hear the pump more than anything.

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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:57 pm

chefkeith wrote:The clowns look like they've settled in quite nicely.

It didn't sound like the sump made much noise with the waterfall. Is there something you did to quiet it down? I think I hear the pump more than anything.
I´m using a ballhead register on pump to cut down waterflow to about half. If I let it full open there is some noise (nothing absurd, but noisy). Cutting flow a little dimishes the noise. I have already noticed that nitrates goes down when in low flow and keeps constant in high flow mode. That´s main motivation to keep it operating in half flow.
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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:46 pm

After a long time without a good camera to produce photos, here are some updates on my tank:

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Also, a video on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZML-drtD8Kw
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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Keith Wolcott » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:51 pm

Thanks for posting. Your tank and stock are looking very nice!

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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:44 pm

A few more photos:


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And a video of my dwarf loaches:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGp-CoaA ... e=youtu.be

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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by redshark1 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:30 am

Wow, what a treat! So many pics. Thanks Marcos! :D
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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by NancyD » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:33 pm

Your fish look great, Marcos! I have to say I miss all the plants. What happened? Hungry loaches or just a rescape?
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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:00 am

Hi Nancy,

Plants are there, but most of them (Giant Anubia) are on the left side of the tank and feed place is at the right side, so most of the photos were taken on the right side. If you take a time to watch the movie bellow, at 1:45, you will see lots of plants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZML-drtD8Kw

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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by raedeon » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:32 pm

Thank you so much for posting more pictures of your amazing tank, Marcos. I absolutely love them. I keep checking this thread a few times a month hoping for updates :)
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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Marcos Mataratzis » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:35 pm

Thanks Raedeon. I apreciate your coment. Will try to make more frequent updates. :wink:

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Re: My new 1000 liters clown loaches tank (page 22)

Post by Loachloach » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:17 pm

I am glad everyone is happy. I would be if I were a fish and living in this tank :D
Great stuff and thanks for updating.

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