Originally Posted by 54seaweed
Did water changes in both salt tanks getting ready for the first shipment tomorrow
more corals for my main tank
weds there's another shipment a clean up crew and lots of macros for bottom tank these will be stored till thurs in my sump , thurs my rock should be here and I can re scape the bottom tank and get the macros planted
I arranged a new home for the two Betta girls which actually get along. And will get a new pile of plants for the 72G
Worked out a new stocking and scaping plan for my 37G which will be moving to my daughters new place in 3 weeks.
Now the rest here is long and possibly boring... so feel free to skip it. lol
Did an hour and a half substrate deep clean on the 72G. This was done by using the Python for the tubing length and sending the ever flowing water outside to water the trees. I was able to get (nearly) all the brown gunk out and it seems very clean, but not perfect, lol.
The water testing began the day of fish tank fun; only to find out that the lack of water changes to try and allow the pH to build up and stabilize, didn't help the pH, still at 6.0 or below, but got my Ammonia through the roof. I guess it might be ammonium atm (due to very low pH) since the fish seem completely fine and in no distress. The tank is still in re-cycling I think, because of the crash.
0 Nitrates, and 0 Nitrites, Kh
Added the baking soda in the low amount necessary to increase kH
After an hour checked it again and found that it at least registered on the test as pale blue but was yellow in 1 drop.
Decided to just get the deep cleaning done and work on the pH / kH
Did the deep clean on the substrate, adding in 30 extra gallons to keep the water level above the filter height.
Realized I was gonna be out of Prime and couldn't refill the tank to the top. So added an additional bucket of water and the rest of the Prime into the tank, and will pick up another bottle on the way to work.
Water cleared up in 5 - 10 minutes. Cleaned the inside of the glass and the outside.
Added baking soda and calcium to the tank and we will see if this will get me on the way to recovery.
When I do the filter clean out later this week I will be adding 3 bags of crushed coral to assist in preventing this from happening again. Also be checking the kH
Changed the water in the Betta containers which will be going to their new home tomorrow, and also 2 Assassin snails are being rehomed as well. Going to see if the person would like the other Betta that was chompED as well, healing just fine btw.
Last night I cleaned out the 5G Marineland tank and shut it down!
Filled evaporation in the tanks last night as well.
Now after a full fish day, off to work!