My goal for this particular aquarium is a very few fish only. It is my understanding that a tank of this size cannot handle much more than this. It is also my understanding that live rock, inverts, etc. make things much more complicated -- I chose fish only because I thought it would simplify things.
The fish look very bad now -- I've done a water change... changed a large portion of the water because the test results were just sooo horrible and the water looked sooo bad. It cleared up a bit, but within a few hours was extremely cloudy again.
I've removed the fish and put them in a small tank with brand new water. They look very bad, I do not think the LFS
will take them back. I realize that they cannot live in this new tank very long at all, but I belive they will surely die if left in my main aquarium (I'm sure at this point someone will mention that I really should have a QT
, but I seem to have other issus to try to figure out first).
So then, let me rephraze my question as follows: assuming that the fish perish, I am now left with 28 gallons of cloudy, ammonia/nitrate/nitrite filled water. Do I just let this tank sit empty until the levels return to zero?
Thanks so much... ya'll have been a really big help so far.