Well 1 whole day with no deaths. yipee! So I fed them, and the Gudgeon didn't eat. That is my daughter's favorite which she was going to take with her to her new apartment soon. So I hope it will adjust to the situation.
The tank temp is 86F now and the Gudgeon likes it a max of of 78F so he isn't feeling too well from that as well. He had a spot of Ich on him so I need him to go through the heat for, I hope I can check and see if 3 days for the life cycle and they fall off, if that could work, I could get him out of the heat.
I am finishing cleaning the 35 and the 2 small filters that were in the 16G and getting the plants into the 35G. I wasn't feeling well yesterday and rested some.
There were a bunch of MTS type snails which came up out of the sand from the 16G tank's bucket of sand, so I scooped them up and put them back into the 16G.
Doing a medium pwc
on the 72G and adding back in some Epsom salts for the magnesium and some more powdered cuttlebone for the kh
. Hoping soon, after a few days more of pwc
there will finally be a stabilization of the pH.
Have the extra air stone on the tank and am filling only 3/4 full so the out take blows lots of bubbles/air into the water.
Although I love my big 72G tank, it is so much more difficult to reach things, clean, treat, move plants, trim plants, and in general maintain than the smaller ones.
I can't believe it, but one of the Oto cats actually lived through the apocalypse. That must be one REALLY tough cat!
Alan, maybe a UV
sterilizer for the algae. Sorry to hear about your fish too.
news- My clean up crew package arrives tomorrow for my SW
. Yesterday I got a Fire Shrimp and a snail and 2 tiny Blue Leg Hermits and they are still alive today! I have Coraline Algae growing on some of the live Coral rock now.