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  • Posted on: 1/2/2018 4:59
Re: Setting up tanks for Pleco #31
Ah... but do they eat their own fries or eggs?

Also I've been doing some research and found some river tank really interesting and I want to try, but I will need more than 5000l/h then (Maybe 10000)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVYkougfDsI

Also my 1m7 is far too short for this one but still I can replicate something similar.

But then my main concern is does pleco prefer deep water or shallow water? It's easy to replicate such stream when the water is only about 30-40cm but 60cm might cause some problem.


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  • Posted on: 31/1/2018 16:35
Re: Help goldfish not eating and starting to drift to surface #32
Wow...

Honestly 17 years old is pretty awesome for an indoor goldfish already


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  • Posted on: 31/1/2018 16:31
Re: Setting up tanks for Pleco #33
Wow didn't expect them to be that aggressive. So pleco are actually pairing fish like most cichlids?
Apart from gold nugget and phantoms, are there any specie that will do fine in a group?

For filtration
I was thinking about using a pump that can pump 5000l/hour to filtration. Not sure if it will create a good flow though.

I have drafted some filtration design... maybe it could work. The idea is:
- one end of the tank will have a glass panel or something to create a small chamber (probably onyl 10cm).
- The pump that pump water from the filter chamber (external) to the tank will be at the other end hopefully create a good flow (not sure if 5000l/h is good flow) which will hopefully flow all debris to the other end.
- The flow should be strong enough that when the flow hitting the other end glass, it will create a upward flow and push all debris up in the chamber and trapped in there instead of flowing back into the tank.
- Airstone could be added here to create more upward lift as well as oxygenate
- Overflow will be placed in this chamber and skim all debris float to the surface taking them to the filter chamber (external container)

===> not sure if it works. I think i will post my design for advise.


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  • Posted on: 31/1/2018 15:43
Re: Setting up tanks for Pleco #34
I'm thinking of Gold Nugget(L177) or Green Phantom(L200). Those are pretty big though so i guess my tank can house only like 2-4 of them?


Originally my favorite were zebra pleco but the price is crazily high so.... I'd rather get some more experience first.

Also if possible, If I am able to breed them it would be very nice too. Since there are no pleco breeders in my country yet.

Honestly I don't know yet but Gold nugget has my most attention. Butterfly (L169) is still pretty interesting.


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  • Posted on: 31/1/2018 4:51
Setting up tanks for Pleco #35
Hello,

I want to take a next step in the hobby and start keeping Pleco as I have found a supplier in my country with a variety of Plecos.

I myself got a big tank too to get ready (1,7m x 0,5 x 0.6). I have done some readings so I think my tank size is pretty good for most pleco.

Now my concern is setting up... apparently it will be a fast flowing tank and I have no idea how to set up such thing as I've been more experienced in slow moving fish.

The basic idea I have is having a very strong pump to pump water from a filter canister back into the tank. But then my questions are:
1. do I have to place the pipe that pumping water back into the tank (input) at the bottom of the tank or at the middle to replicate stream-like environment? Also what is the expected l/hour for pleco environment?

2. How do I get a huge amount of water out of the tank at the same time? the DIY over flow system I always use works well but it's only good if to get rid of surface waste. Should I expect a lot of waste for a pleco tank (I don't want to drill the tank btw)

3. Does it has to be boulders? Will normal rocks hurt my pleco? Do they need driftwood?

4. If I use fine sand as substrate, wouldn't the stream like environment blow the sand all over?

5. Will any plants survive in such environment? Will there be any dither fish in such environment?

Thanks


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  • Posted on: 4/1/2018 20:20
Got even a bigger tank! #36
Hello

I just went crazy and bought a 170cm x 50 x 60 - around 500l tank :D

Any suggestion what to keep in here?

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  • Posted on: 27/10/2017 11:17
Re: UV light and green water for KOI? #37
Well... I think I will just deal with green water to save myself from the trouble and extra investment cost for nothing :)


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  • Posted on: 27/10/2017 5:25
UV light and green water for KOI? #38
Hello,

my nursery pond for koi is going fine. However I don't really like green water in the nursery so Im thinking about using UV light.

I found in my lfs that they're selling submerged UV light. It's much cheaper than a whole UV filter however would UV light kills my bacteria if I put it in the filtering chamber?

Also is there any real benefit of green water for koi that is around 10cm? They don't really feed on green water anymore right?

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  • Posted on: 23/10/2017 3:29
Re: Help! Is my platy pregnant?! #39
Kind of hard to tell as this bred is usually round and far already.

But I guess yes it is pregnant as the belly is yellowish


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  • Posted on: 23/10/2017 3:26
Re: Is my Platy pregnant or just obese? #40
Very likely,

If you have a male, you will find out :)

Also they are live bearers and they may even breed without a male. They are capable of storing sperm of the male and use them later.



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