I went ahead and changed almost all of the water in both my 56 gal
freshwater and my 30 gallon salt tank. After a week of no filtration, I'm sure they needed it! Well, I did a 50% on the fresh tank on Monday, so they were in less need, but I have a water changer now so I figured why not change most of the water. Haven't set my 5 gallon back up yet, though, seeing as the other two changes wiped me out on prime. I shouldn't have ran out so fast but I was adding it into the tanks to neutralize some of the toxins that were building up without filtration. I ordered a 500ml bottle today, though, so by tuesday I should be restocked. I would have bought a bottle at my LFS
today earlier when I went in for bloodworms, but 1 I forgot and 2 they charge $8 for the tiny 50ml bottle, and I'm short on cash. Feels good to have my tanks clean and powered again, though, I was starting to panic. Maybe tomorrow I'll borrow some water conditioner from my neighbor to do the 5 gallon. I want that fin nipping crustacean AWAY from my longfin plecos!