Found rising levels of ammonia after my wc
/rearrangement yesterday. Last night the test was faintly green. This morning - 0.5 ppm
. So instead of going to Maine for a long, secluded weekend with my husband, I've been dealing with my tank.
I think I found the source of the problem. I used to have shrimp. I no longer have shrimp. But my filter had the remains of lots of shrimp. So I cleaned my filter (in tank water, I was just trying to get the solids out), cleaned out all my filter tubing, and did a 75% wc
+ sand vac. Everyone looks happy - we'll see what the tests say in an hour.
On the plus side, I found a baby snail that must have hitched a ride on some plants. I'm 99% that its a mystery snail, which makes me happy - a friend for Fred (my other mystery snail).