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RogueGypsy 12-14-2009 11:22 PM

For all the Kuhlii fans pic heavy
 
Took a trip to the LFS this weekend to get some C. Parva, no luck so I picked up some B. Japanicus for a little mid ground flora and ended up getting 10 more Kuhlii Loaches to hang with the 5 already in the tank. They wasted no time getting to know one another.

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Hope you enjoy the pics


Brock

teddyzaper 12-15-2009 12:02 AM

what are those stick things in the first few photos?

Calmwaters 12-15-2009 08:09 AM

Very pretty loaches.

Angel079 12-15-2009 09:39 AM

Gosh I love them guys, aren't they just fun to watch!?
What did you add to your tank there...likes like hay to me?

RogueGypsy 12-15-2009 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Angel079 (Post 290043)
Gosh I love them guys, aren't they just fun to watch!?
What did you add to your tank there...likes like hay to me?


That's Coconut mat. I knew this was going to be a planted tank with fish who like to re-arrange plants, so the mat goes under the substrate and gives the roots something to anchor too. The LFS also told me it will help reduce pH swings. I'm not sure if I like it or not, it does it's job well -anchoring plants-. The section in the pics was a mound I built up when I set the tank up, it worked to keep the mound in place, but most of the surface substrate has settled downhill -like it always does- leaving the bare patch of mat. Which the Loaches decided would be a great place to dig around and make a nest under the outlet and the heater. Overall the mat saved me a few bucks -$5 worth replaced a bag of eco-complete-, it allows the plants to anchor really well and the Loaches like it. It takes about a month for all the tanins to leach out, so if you can't stand a yellow tank, don't bother.



Brock

rsheets 12-15-2009 01:34 PM

I love Kuhliis, can't wait to get some.


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