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by shamrock
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: recommended tank volume
Replies: 0
Views: 3261

recommended tank volume

hi i'm looking at setting up a s. petricola (only) tank. from what my reading has shown, i think 200l would be adequate? i would also be getting a 200l sump. i will not be overstocking. i might start with 4-5 petricolas and see how it all turns out. i've been trying to search for various setups on t...
by shamrock
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Tips and Tricks
Replies: 104
Views: 15684

Re: Tips and Tricks

not really a tip or a trick but a question - anyone used aquarium pc software?
by shamrock
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Syn Petricola Setups for Breeding
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Syn Petricola Setups for Breeding

those fish are pretty entertaining to watch, very active. not sure whether i saw a petricola in the shop, i think it went for 32 (which is ok i guess IF the real deal).

MatsP - how was i supposed to know, they all looks same to me haha :d

btw is the top video actual petricolas?
by shamrock
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: tanks suited for catfish - any recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: tanks suited for catfish - any recommendations?

i see the logic in that. after all, they are a custom tank manufacturer so for them it shouldn't be a problem...

great. thanks again
by shamrock
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: tanks suited for catfish - any recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: tanks suited for catfish - any recommendations?

hey

the tanks is from aquariums.ltd

http://www.aquariums.ltd.uk/BracelessBu ... 9MzlG8R8Ue

looks like a good size, but you're right, the braceless will have some drawbacks
by shamrock
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Syn Petricola Setups for Breeding
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Syn Petricola Setups for Breeding

if you go to youtube, put in "petricola" can you can see some of their set ups. from what i can understand, i believe it replaces cichlid eggs with its own like the cuckoo birds. just briefly, they seem to use bowls w marbles and an inverted flower pot on top. more tha that i do not know :/
by shamrock
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: tanks suited for catfish - any recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: tanks suited for catfish - any recommendations?

think i found a great tank measuring 140x60x45. i won't mention the manufacturer, it's a shame it's expensive though :C, but braceless etc. i guess that's irrelevant really. one last query, 45cm (height) should be sufficient for most catfish, correct? taking into account the formula as before the ca...
by shamrock
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: tank circulation
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: tank circulation

great. they do sound reliable and easy to maintain. (or easier rather). what about diffuser? i guess that's out given it's shape. just thinking of how Haavard Stoere has set up his circulation pumps (incredible tanks btw), he's made some sort of a housing underneath and put a few filter pads. i thin...
by shamrock
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: websites down?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: websites down?

thanks Jerry.

it's back (as you know) with a revamped forum. very quiet forum though hehe. perhaps they're ignoring my too obvious questions
by shamrock
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: tank circulation
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: tank circulation

great. thanks a lot. definitely going to consider the koralia. for my next tank set-up.
by shamrock
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: visiting London
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: visiting London

nice thread! nothing like going to your "LFS" (or in this case, not-so-local fish shop) to get some inspiration.
by shamrock
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: visiting London
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: visiting London

really convenient thread. i was just going to ask for your opinions re. great aquatics shops in the country. i live in northampton and we have a few around here, but i'm looking for something unique and special.

definitely going to check out wildwoods. wigan is a bit too far for me though :C
by shamrock
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: tank circulation
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: tank circulation

thank you.

while we're on the subject - how do these compare to the eheim circulation pumps? they're about the same price, but koralia has incredible output in comparison? the only disadvantage(?) is the fact that you cannot add a diffuser.

thanks
by shamrock
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: tank circulation
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

tank circulation

just wanted your expert opinions on the hydor koralia series for tank circulation. i understand it's used in marine tanks. it has very good output, the only disadvantage i can foresee is aeration and some trouble attaching it to the end of a filter?

thanks
by shamrock
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: websites down?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

websites down?

apologies if this is in the wrong dept.

any idea what's happened to zebrapleco.com and plecofanatics? i suppose plecofanatics has just been disbanded... zebrapleco was working up until a few days ago (but mind you, not very active forum...). sorry for advertising, just curious.

thanks
by shamrock
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: "starter" pleco
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: "starter" pl*co

hi

the L018 was very nice. i'm not a huge fan of bristlenose to be frank, but experience is experience. oh well, next step will start changing the current setup...

great. thanks!
by shamrock
Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: "starter" pleco
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: "starter" pl*co

many thanks for your input (and moving the thread to somewhere more appropriate). the danios and barbs will be relocated. just wanted something basic to go for initially. i suppose i should try some bristlenoses to begin with. i'll have a look at their profile and compare to h.zebra.

thanks again
by shamrock
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: "starter" pleco
Replies: 6
Views: 713

"starter" pleco

hi i'm a novice aquarist at best. i have a juwel 125 running on a eheim 2078. currently the tank houses some hardy low maintenance fish like danios and tiger barbs (i know, not very demanding). i want to make the leap across to catfish at some stage, and am currently just doing "research". i ultimat...
by shamrock
Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: The Amazing Duckweed Filter.
Replies: 39
Views: 17204

Re: The Amazing Duckweed Filter.

hey

looks like it works great for you :D you have a good system going it looks like

good luck! i may give it a go, but in isolation :p