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post #201 of 481 Old 01-29-2013, 07:22 AM
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ANYWAY, I know *I* could talk about loach forever, but we're probably boring your other readers. I know Nile was done with the loach-talk ages ago!
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But its Not my thread, though it might need renaming as adventures of the loach information
But its all good, i've learnt some, as have others no doubt if they can make it through your essays Don't stop on my account though, as long as jen keeps throwing me pics and vids....i'll keep reading and posting!
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post #202 of 481 Old 01-29-2013, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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:p I love my little loaches, it's hard to find places to talk about them. I tried talking to my mom about it today and her eyes just kinda glazed over...haha.

They're doing really great from what I can tell. They haven't bred again but I'm pretty sure it's because I have no floating plants atm. When they bred I was testing a vine out that grows on top of water, but it didn't work out too well. So without a ton of stuff to attatch the nest to he hasn't really built another one. Hopefully in the Spring I can get some water sprite and figure out a way to keep it in one side...I have a few ideas :p

When I re-decorated I made sure to make places for her to hide, and be able to get away from them. They seem to be a lot happier as a pair. There's the expected occasional 'hassling" from the male, but nothing extreme of often enough to worry me. And since it's only the male occasionally bothering her and not both the male and another female, she seems happier.

She's still a total pig though -___-
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post #203 of 481 Old 01-29-2013, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Ches, how did you block your intake tube to prevent the loaches from going up in?
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post #204 of 481 Old 01-29-2013, 10:30 PM
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though it might need renaming as adventures of the loach information
ha! Loach MISinformation is probably more accurate! SO sorry to have bored you! Jen, you can ALWAYS come to MY thread and talk about loaches to your little heart's content. *giggle*

Sounds like your little gourami are doing well now that the bully is gone! Hopefully it continues! You said Spring, so. . . does this mean that you'll be able to find some wild-caught WaterSprite? SO jealous!!!! ARGH! I wanna come to Florida!!!
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post #205 of 481 Old 01-29-2013, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Haha I wish! The only floaters I can really find are Parrots Feather, Water Lettuce, and Hyacinth. However this was mostly in "fall"/"winter" (It was 80F outside today, as you can tell we don't exactly have "winter", ;)
But spring may bring some new specimens in, plus if we go out kayaking I could probably find more than just from being on the banks.

But I say spring as in for shipping some here safely, lol :)
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Hey Ches, how did you block your intake tube to prevent the loaches from going up in?
I used a fine mesh/netting - EXACTLY like the stuff that's on a fish net, lol! Everything else I tried wouldn't let enough of anything not fish into the filter, so it'd get clogged really quickly. So far the net is working great - in both tanks. :) Held it in place with a tiny silicone hair band. Not exactly the prettiest way to do it, but it keeps my loaches safe!
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post #207 of 481 Old 01-30-2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, so I went down to the lake today as it was gorgeous out today, so I took a video of a little bit of it. It's not super special or anything, but I just figured I'd show you guys. (Bear in mind this lake completely dried up 8 months ago). Sorry about my hands constantly in the way, it's really scary holding an iPhone over water, haha.

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Also sorry about the noise, it was SUPER windy out today.
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post #209 of 481 Old 01-31-2013, 06:18 PM
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That is really way cool! I can't believe it was totally GONE a few months ago! Thank you for thinking to take a video for us of your little world. I really enjoyed seeing where it is that you're getting all of these cool plants and mosquito fish.

P.S. you sent your wind over here - as of this afternoon, the wind was so insane here! Talk about a blustery day. . . sheesh!
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post #210 of 481 Old 01-31-2013, 06:25 PM
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OMG, i saw this late last night and TOTALLY forgot that i hadnt posted! Sowwie Jen. I loved your vid! And the wind!
The plants you picked........are they in the tank!!!????!!!! Can we see them!? Cos that wuds be uberz cool!
I definitely (in the summer) am going to go the Lake district (big hint there) and look for plants etc! Theres loads of uber lakes there and seeing yours makes me want wild majigas!

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