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Old 06-26-2013, 07:36 PM   #281
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Try a burrito pipe. You can order them online. They're also great for breeding
I'll take a look at them. I've been having a look on ebay but I'm needing to make sure only she can fit into it!
Thanks both of you for the idea's.
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Hi, guy's I'm hoping you can help me out. I have a female bnp and I'm trying to get her a perfect hide, I've tried pleco pipes but she wouldn't use them and recently tried a coconut cave which she used once they didn't bother again. I'm wanting something only she can fit into and not my elephant nose who has started chasing her. Any help on this would be great thanks.
from my experience i have used stacked rocks to create hiding spots for my plecos and they seem to love them. be careful on how you stack them so they done fall but all my plecos are very happy with the rock formation that i build for them and i have a breeding pair of bnp, blue and green phantom, sunshine, candy stripe, and two sailfin plecos in with my assorted african cichlid tank and they are all doing very well. but that is my experience.
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okay, snot otter, how do they do in the high pH?
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:34 AM   #284
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from my experience i have used stacked rocks to create hiding spots for my plecos and they seem to love them. be careful on how you stack them so they done fall but all my plecos are very happy with the rock formation that i build for them and i have a breeding pair of bnp, blue and green phantom, sunshine, candy stripe, and two sailfin plecos in with my assorted african cichlid tank and they are all doing very well. but that is my experience.
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okay, snot otter, how do they do in the high pH?
well that is a good question. from all the information that i have they all prefer a pH of 7 or a tad lower. since i've had them they all seem to be doing great. all are eating well and don't show any signs of stress or disease. the pH of my water is around 8.2.
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well that is a good question. from all the information that i have they all prefer a pH of 7 or a tad lower. since i've had them they all seem to be doing great. all are eating well and don't show any signs of stress or disease. the pH of my water is around 8.2.
That's amazing.
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That's amazing.
I agree!!! Here's the tank they all love in
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I agree!!! Here's the tank they all love in
That's a really nice structure! How do you rate the overflows? Are they efficient?
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That's a really nice structure! How do you rate the overflows? Are they efficient?
I've got a 40 gallon sump with a fountain pump that pumps over 1200 gallons an hour. So far the overflows have worked well. I did add a UV sterilizer to keep any algal blooms away and the system is working well.
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I had to move my bnp out of my elephant nose tank he ended up really hurting her, at the moment she's in my bettas 16gallon and she's settled in fine she's even using the coconut cave, my problem is if I have to put her back into the big tank do you think she'll use the cave if it goes in with her? And what do you guy's think about her going back in? Need your help on this as i don't feel the 16 gallon is big enough for her. Thank you
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