Well, I lost three of the guppies, all three turquoise guppies. However, I now have 6 green cory cats, two red wag platys, 1 rubber nose pleco, 3 lyre-tailed guppies (all of the guppies and platys are males), 6 glowlight tetras, and 4 ghost shrimp.
I put the original 20 gallon filter back on, along with the 50 gallon I have, so I have two filters running. I put sponges around the filter intakes, and took my water to the lfs
to get it tested (before I got the glowlights and shrimp today) & everything was good except the phosphates are high. The lfs
uses the API master test kit along with additional tests for phosphate etc. So I got Phosguard from Seachem, a filter media, and I also got some Purigen media. I hope I'm using the terminology right.
I did a 30% water change yesterday, will take readings tomorrow and do a pwc
if necessary. I plan on maybe getting more ghost shrimp, or if these don't make it, some red cherry shrimp instead.
Sorry about the picture quality. The big rectangle in the middle is my kindle. The smaller one is the sponge around the intake.