The river tank

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    Some of these males are nicely coloured up!

     
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    Nice rocks @GaryG

    Love Woody.. he is too cute!!

    Yeah... at the rate things are going we will probably all sit with loads of time on our hands to get on with our fishy projects...

    Look forward to seing yours and @A new day 's done, something different
     
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    Those gobies are awesome!!, @A new day, I really hope my LFS "hook me up" :)
    Got my glass today so I'm going to repair the base over the weekend...need to get things moving along again,Yes @MariaS ... I just hope that things return to normal soon, otherwise there wont be fishes available to stock our tanks because of import / export restrictions...
     
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    Yes :(

    On the one hand I want to start reaching out to lfs to start ordering them in case this scenario plays out. On the other hand I know it will be best to get the tank set up properly (which will only be about 2-3 weeks from now) AND let it mature before adding the loaches and gobies gradually. Especially since I have no prior experience with them and my QT setup will have to move and is still occupied...
     
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    Very true @GaryG ..

    We trying to make light of a serious situation .. I guess to help cope with it whilst deep inside we all very worried and stressed....
    We can only try our best and pray that we are spared it getting as bad as it is globally
     
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    @GaryG think what I’ll do when the time comes is coat some stones in Repashy. I know Rachel o’Leary feeds it to her hillstream tank. Have you used it before?





    https://www.repashy.co.za/product-page/soilent-green-84g

    Our freshwater gel premix formula for “aufwuchs” eaters.
    Aufwuchs is a combination of algae, diatoms, and small
    plants, along with tiny organisms such as insect larvae,
    crustaceans, rotifers, protozoans, and snails that live with
    them on the surface of hard substrates such as rocks. Many
    species of fish such as Mbuna cichlids, various plecos and
    gobies are specialized to feed on aufwuchs by scraping hard surfaces for whatever
    nutrients they can find. These species eat a lot of low-caloric algae, but it is the small
    meaty treats that they relish and what really makes them grow and thrive. Soilent
    Green is a no-expense-spared blend of algae (25% of the formula), combined with
    the highest quality whole aquatic animal ingredients, to provide a perfect balance of
    plant and aquatic animal proteins. Soilent Green is also perfect for more herbivorous
    shrimps, crabs, snails and tadpoles.
     
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    That looks like It could work nicely...Just googled it, pretty pricey but I will definitely be getting some of that...I used to keep many different loach species and on the Loaches online site they have a recipe for fish food which I tried, and it was great for all the loaches, they went nuts for it and a batch lasted forever...I just couldn't find the V8 juice, just used some tomato juice instead and if I can remember correctly I used less or no beef heart, added some spirulina... but it worked great for all my fishes, well worth the effort.I used to keep all the Bloodworm containers and just froze this food in them, they have those like compartments, so it breaks off in nice squares..
    https://www.loaches.com/articles/home-cooking-your-own-frozen-fishfood
    check it out, really interesting, if you up for a little cooking;)......anything for the fishes right
     
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    Thanks for the recipe! Looks rather disgusting but sure, if the fish flourish on it :thumbup:
    Clever to use the frozen food containers- perfect portions :thumbup:

    I get the idea that, with the Repashy, a little goes a long way.
     
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    Thanks for the information. Any idea how long this can be stored?
    I would like to make small cubes for shrimps and assasin snails as well as the fish for the 900cm tank.

    The fish on the video go crazy for it but a coated stone might last weeks in a shrimp tank. Any idea what it does to your water parameters? Does it break down quickly
     
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    @Innocent159 i haven’t used it before but in the video Cory says the beauty of it is that it stays stable in the gel and i got the impression that it doesn’t foul water. So used sparingly, eg dipping a small stone in it, might be great for your shrimp.

    Cory made up a huge batch in the vid, but the stuff is expensive and I’d make up a tiny batch to coat stuff in for your shrimp tank, and then perhaps pour the extra into the blood worm containers Gary mentioned. I think the gel cubes should last in the fridge for a bit?

    Once again I’ve never used it, but seems like an excellent solution for my future hill stream tank - instant aufwuchs!
     
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    Yeah also like the fact that you can mix the amount you need and store the dry mix.
     
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    Loving this thread.

    Inspiration.





    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G960F met Tapatalk
     
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    Oooh... I like!
     
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    This is a great tank, the loaches look so lively and happy. I’m pretty sure I saw some panda loaches at a lfs this past week, but didn’t really ‘click’ :rolleyes:
     
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    Both stunning tanks!!

    I dont actually recall ever seeing panda loaches for sale around here, they gorgeous
     

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