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Old 01-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #161
 
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Well, my mother has 2 filters running on the back of her tank and she's letting me use one of hers, until I can get another.

So that brings me to the question - What is a good, affordable (under $75), QUIET filter?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #162
 
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URG! THAT SUCKS!!! If you don't have one already, you should definitely look into getting an airstone/bubbler for situations like this. Even if you don't use 'em all of the time, there are times that they come in handy. . . If it makes you feel any better, my 29g tank survived a 6(?) day power-out with NO cycling issues. The bacteria wasn't messed with, but the filter was out of the equation (no water movement), and the plants couldn't photosynthesize without lights to help remove toxins. No casualties, no ammonia spikes - only a ridiculous algae bloom. I DID keep the water moving every few hours by taking water out and pouring it back in with a pitcher, but. . . I mean, I SLEPT and stuff, and my tank was more established than yours is . . . but SIX DAYS and it was okay.

Awesome that your mom had a filter you could use. I totally understand, I have 2 HOB on my livebearer tank, too - MESSY guys, those livebearers. So great that she could save the day, and get you out of a bind. Wish I had another aquarist for situations like that. :)

I haven't just looked this up or anything, but my eheim classic cost under $100 - for the 55g tank. So I'm BETTING you could get a decent canister filter for around $75 if you looked for one. You might have to wait for a sale. . . but, yeah. The 'classic' are cheaper than the other types, and there are brands out there that are also good that aren't eheim, and probably cost less. . .I would imagine! :)

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #163
 
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Where did you buy yours? Was it hard to set up? I've looking into canisters but...they are a little daunting, haha.

Yeah, everything seems to be okay now, they were only without a filter for a few hours, so...SIX DAYS? And was that when you had Becoming in the 29? I would have probably just passed out from the stress of that...We had a 4 hour power out a few weeks ago and I felt horrible the whole time.

There's a Rena canister filter for sale plus a 15 (?) gallon tank, but I'm not sure if the canister is rated for that 15 gallon or what. There weren't many specifics.


On a positive note, I got two videos of one of the babies during feeding time today! I wish I could tell them apart because this guy is definitely my favorite. He's the first to come out during the day (the other 3 are still wiggling in the leaf pile) and he's so funny. He keeps swimming up to the plants to sleep on them, which my big guys don't really do. So, gonna be uploading the videos in a few :)
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #164
 
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Baby Loach! - YouTube

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #165
 
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That's both videos, there's no screen shot on the first one though. :)
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:40 PM   #166
 
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Video!?!?!?!? Yay!!!!!!
Awesome vid Jen! I love it!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:37 PM   #167
 
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HEEHEEE!!! OMG, he's CUUUUTE!!! Totally agree with you - that's a Kuhli for sure. And a darn stinkin' ADORABLE one at that! A bit bigger than my dwarfs, too. I want Kuhli babies!!! He looks happy enough, and the tank looks nice. Your substrate looks really. . . earthy. More like dirt and less like sand. I like it. :)

I was TOTALLY terrified of my canister when I first got itl! I got it on Amazon, watched and waited for a sale to bring it down into my price range (didn't take long). It was a bit daunting when I first set it up, but after I made it through a couple of cleanings, I'm WAY more comfortable with it now. Still it will never be as easy as a HOB, but worlds better all around. The thing is SILENT, and it does such an amazing job filtering. The difference is incomparable. . . even when your loaches get lost in it *rolls eyes*
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #168
 
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Yeah, he already seems bigger from when I brought him home, I think maybe he's just gotten some food in him and colored up a lot. I'm staring at him sleeping in the corner now, he is just so adorable I can't believe it.
I'm really glad he's eating, I can see him sifting through the sand. I know you all said they'd eat fine but...I was still worried, you know? I'm hoping him being out and about means the others will soon follow suit...he's such a brave little guy!

I can't imagine anything smaller than them o.o That is so scary...Are they thinner as well?

Yeah, it does look a lot like dirt which I really love too, it makes me think of the lake bed, how soft it is.

Did your kuhlis swim into it...? O.O
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:43 PM   #169
 
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Ohhh, I am VERY familiar with worrying about new fishums - I do it all the time That's why I was trying to ease your fears a little. It sounds like he's really happy! Is he the only one who's really out and about yet? Gah! I can't wait to get my tiny buggies into the main tank - nervous about it, too - but excited at the same time! From the way he looks in the video, and next to the adult loach, I'd have to say that yes - my dwarfs are thinner. They're literally the size of maybe 3 spaghetti strands together, lol! Cute.

And YES! In the time I've had my 5 'big' loaches (almost a year) there have only been TWO times that I was unable to find all five of them. BOTH times, one of them had squirmed into the intake filter and was found at the bottom of my canister I had them with a HOB for months on end, and no problems, but for some reason they seem to like the canister inlet? *shrugs* It's pretty much the SAME as a HOB, so I dunno why! You can read about it w/pics on page 22 & 23 of my thread. The FIRST time, I didn't realize he was in there, and drained/cleaned the filter to find him at the bottom, he was a mess, but healed up quickly. The second time, just days later, I shone a flashlight into the bottom and saw a different one in there, and was able to drain him out without hurting him. After that, I blocked off the intake with mesh. And THESE are the full-grown big ones, so yeah - be aware of that! It doesn't even look like they should be able to squeeze through the holes - but they can!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:04 PM   #170
 
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I think it's about time for an update from YOU, lassie! How are those babies doing??!
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