Late last night checked the fish and fed them.
Then, in the Tangerine Tiger Shrimp tank I saw 3 dead large bright orange shrimp, and a young one, and saw one more later. Did 2 50% pwc
and a couple gallons after that.
There was a large algae wafer I had dropped in thinking the snails and the shrimp and little Dwarf Cories would just go crazy eating. Later 12-18 hours can't really recall, they hadn't eaten that much and though usually all the MTS would still be there picking at it, there was no critters feeding. I sucked out the remnants with the handy dandy turkey baster. Even did a few extra amounts around the substrate.
The shrimp had been alive and wandering around the tank earlier in the evening.
Didn't have time to test before getting the emergency pwc
's done. I am guessing an ammonia spike.
The snails had eaten one shrimp, the others, I lost a female and 2 males, all really bright orange. Why couldn't it have been the 2 I had planned to cull? (not a real question).
This morning did 2G pwc
Had intended to do a deeper clean on the tank the other day but there were tiny new fry.
Really long day, got home and added some Prime. After a bit of rest will do another 50% or 50/50 pwc
Added some trace minerals to the water, about half a dose.
Had to make a side stop too - shopping for some new SW
sand as I was considering switching up the tanks anyway. (Wanted to get it into the new set up before the package came) Not content with the options at the 2 nearest not so lfs
. Going to take a quick check online.
Got some liquid minerals for the SW
tank and some more calcium powder for the low KH
from the tap water for the FW
tanks, along with a little extra Prime since I'm doing some extra tank/substrate/water cleaning this week.
My Chaeto is getting so very big! It stayed small in the HOB
filter without hardly any light, its now IN the tank with lots of light.
My shipment of macroalgaes and snails should be coming, I thought maybe today, but I guess not. For some reason I didn't get a tracking number so I will need to send a email to check and make sure if it really was sent Monday.
Tomorrow is likely delivery. I will be waiting in the AM. Often the USPS drops off the packages a little earlier to the houses than the mail to the boxes.
Also I am going to try a new hook up /buy a quick connect for my FX-5 filter so I can just connect and turn the valve to drain the tank to outside. Step one for quicker water changing system for the 72G.