Ruu - soo precious and yeah pretty much there are always a lot of Guppy babies. Very fun to have though, nice pic.
King - so jealous! Can't wait to see new build thread / pics!
Well..... used some of my otherwise useless pond test strips to check the general parameters of my GH
The tap water was ~
about 25/40 (less than I thought it would be)
40 (more than I though it would be)
When compared to my big tank 72G my GH
was way too high at 300 - what I suspected, Alk
was about 40 and pH was around 6.5
This means I will stop dosing the trace minerals and add more calcium as I do the next two 30% pwc
in the next couple days.
Then, in the middle of the week I will get the tank back to "tap parameters" with a little extra calcium and a pinch of baking soda to keep the buffer up and do the 80% water out of the tank to move it all the way across the family room, ~40'
Hoping the change in water parameters will make the Rainbows really happy. This is still a learning process for me and I am so preoccupied with so many other things in life right now, following along with a specific testing schedule has fallen by the wayside, also why there has been the reduction of tanks.
This will be a good opportunity to vac the bottom, clean the FX-5 filter and maybe pull out a couple fish I don't need in that tank and get a couple more that I do.
Love the idea of getting things back in order and going forward from a good spot.