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Fusion2002
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PostPosted: 2011.06.05(Sun)21:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long time since an update! Here is a new Picture.





I also added two Rams and a Clown Loach this weekend. The Clown Loach was camera shy but the Rams weren't!


I also uploaded a short video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKNVzyFTuH0
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.06.06(Mon)2:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you do see the clown loach please catch him up and return him to the store. These are a shoaling fish which grows far too large for your tank.

Rest of the tank is looking good but the rasboras are looking rather portly. Try cutting down on feeding maybe?
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Fusion2002
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PostPosted: 2011.06.06(Mon)10:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

From my understanding Loaches can take years to reach a foot in length. If this occurs I will certainly exchange the fish. As I do not want them to be uncomfortable. In addition this tank is 72 gallons so I don't see them running out of room for quite awhile. As for the shoaling, I may add more Loaches to the tank so the current one isn't lonely and exchange them as they grow up for store credit.
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PostPosted: 2011.06.06(Mon)11:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clown loaches can reach 6 inches in a couple of years and then growth slows.
Why not exchange the loach for a species more suited to the tank.
Y sidthimunki are great or if you want larger type look for B histrionica. Both of these are active by day & eat snails.
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Fusion2002
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PostPosted: 2011.06.06(Mon)11:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the recommendation, I did some googling and they look like a pretty cool Loach. My biggest reason for purchasing the Clown was for Snail control, but I see I have more to consider in the long run. I will do some more searching and maybe swap him out for something more appropriate.
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PostPosted: 2011.06.10(Fri)14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

After your recommendation I did end up taking the Loach back to the store. I didn't get anything else yet, I'm going to wait a few weeks and see how the rams do.
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PostPosted: 2011.06.11(Sat)2:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow I am loving this! Especially the last pictures!
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PostPosted: 2013.01.10(Thu)7:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, plants are always a struggle... I might try and do something like what you did as far as building a C02 system. Very impressive tank, I hope it's still in running order!
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