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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)2:50    Post subject: gravel for zebra loaches Reply with quote

hi,

I'm in the process of getting a 30G set up.

I intend on havinf 3 zebra loaches in my stocking plan.

before I go out and buy my gravel/substrate, I was curious if the loaches have any particular requirements?

As they have barbels like cories, I'm assuming they need a smaller gravel, either sandlike, or sand?

Thanks
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)2:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sand is usually recommended for loaches and cories.

But it depends on your filter really. If you get sand, it might get sucked into the filter and ruin it. In this case, you are better off getting some small, fine gravel.

What filter do you have?
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)4:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have ordered a Jebo 508 HOB, rated for 980LPH (in a 114L tank) - 30G's
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)4:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it say anything like 'not to be used in aquariums with sand', something along those lines?
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)4:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

doesn't mention - bought it off TradeMe (don't know if you would have heard of that in NSW, its the leading online auction site here in NZ)

heres the auction details::

Jebo 508 Waterfall Style External Bio-Filter
980lph

Suitable for Tanks upto 300 litres
Low Maintence cost
-2 replacement activated carbon $7.00
-3 replacement sponge $7.00
-3 replacement filter floss $5.00

Low energy consumption 10 watt
Adjustable water flow
6 month warrenty

The waterfall style output from the filter agitates the surface while creating beneficial currents throughout the entire volume of the aquarium.
The surface agitation brings more water molecules to the surface, which allows physical contact with the atmosphere enabling them to release carbon dioxide and replenishing oxygen more efficiently.

3 Stage filtration
Mechanical Filtration -- To remove particles such as uneaten food, bits of plants, fish waste, etc., from the water

Chemical Filtration -- Activated carbon removes compounds that cause odors and discoloration of the water

Biological Filtration -- To provide for the growth of a colony of beneficial bacteria that will eliminate harmful toxins in the water

Recomended Retail Price $67.00

If you require more than one please let me know after purchasing this one.
Additional Jebo 508 will be $38.00 each

If delivery is to a rural address please include an additional $4.00 with normal P&H cost
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)4:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, should be alright.

And nope, I haven't heard of that site....

Any one had experience with this filter?
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)5:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your help so far anyway.

- bed time here, just gone midnight - yay for public holidays, no work tomorrow. hehe
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)5:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

NP.

Lol, so your 2 hours infront of us then.

What public holiday is it?
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)5:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waitangi day - the "day" the treaty was signed between the Maoris and the British Empire

- was really signed over many days as it traveled around the country to different Pa's, but this was the main gathering, way back in 1846. (brief history lesson Razz )
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PostPosted: 2007.02.05(Mon)5:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol
OK, thanks for that. Very Happy
OK, ill let you go to sleep now Laughing
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