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re: Loach Tank Apocalypse - Update

Posted By: Tim Gibson <funcrew@yahoo.com>
Date: Monday, 12 November 2001, at 11:35 a.m.

Thanks to all for your most-mortem thoughts and advise. Even if my cooler had no residue or poisoning, the temperature/chemistry stress and possible new-tank ammonia buildup could have started the carnage. I think now that the bio-wheel gimmick may not carry as large of a bacteria population as advertised.

UPDATE: Still 4 survivors - two odd-couple B. Almorhae/B. Beauforti pairs. Moving around more, but not eating that I can tell. However, frozen brine shrimp into the tank definitely got their attention - they perked up at the smell - hard to say if they ate or not. Colors are faded. Very slight (barely registers on the test kit) ammonia as the renovated tank cycles (20G Long w/ 14 liquid gallons for four 2-inch Botias). We'll wait and see. If no poisonin