Originally Posted by pcdebb
so mom's 55 gallon all of a sudden was "messy". filter intake screen was 100% clogged with what I can only describe as a "fluffy substance", and remnants of it floating everywhere. I had just switched food and thought maybe she overfed, but I know she is always careful. It's EVERYWHERE. I noticed one of the Bala Sharks is missing......
Been scooping up all this stuff with a net for two days and doing water changes. the tube wont pick up the "stuff" because it's too heavy.
Today I saw this gem floating by:
So yea, been cleaning up the 55 today. Then I go back home and break down my 20H. some mystery black worm things are in it and my pleco "disappeared". I got alot going on
Well that is very sad but now you know what caused that. I understand that all too well.
So I got my 37G moved and due to the Ich i tossed out the sand and rinsed off the rocks and set a few of the big ones in there. My water had got up to 85, so when I put in the new water I made it 88F in hopes that the Ich would die/not be able to reproduce. Kept out all old water also. Took out as many Rams horn snails as I could and the Amano shrimp, and Mystery snail and all but a couple sword plants and the Salvinia Minima I put a little of that back and my driftwood has a little moss growing on it so I took off the floaty stuff and left what had grown on.
Found that a guppy had just dropped fry and had to hunt for teeny tiny babies in the middle of the debris in the bottom of the tank before I moved it.
So when I went to drain the tank to move it, I noticed my little Albino BN Pleco didn't shimmy off of the overflow filter pad when I went to catch him and realized he had become stuck in the pad so I ended up cutting a little of the pad off so he could get out of there!
I found I had 5 Otos still and my 5 assorted Cories. My big fat Spotted Rafael Cat seemed very annoyed at loosing his hidey hole!
Got home and noticed a funny smell. Looked in my MTS holding bucket and no air was bubbling from my bubbler
Closer I got the worst the smell and I checked the air pump and it was working
, then noticed the tubing was bent backwards forming a closure under the unit stopping the air from getting to the tub
Also had a Mystery Snail and some misc. Ramshorns too. I could see some MTS still alive but the stench was fierce! Rinsed it out and rescued a few RH, MS and MTS. There were definitely some losses though.
I am over my head with the moving and trying to do some renovations/house repairs, work and family and broken cars /and fixing cars, and not able to , and all the stuff going on with the tanks.
Also found a bloated Gourami in the 72G. So gotta try and fix him too. I am tired and want to