HI, I have a pond and accidentally pulled eggs from plants and tossed them in a tote with fertilizer. When I noticed them they were only in a couple gals. of water and the temps were fluctuating night and day. So I grabbed a 40. gal
. tank, 2 60 gal
. sponge filters, 2 Fluval Q2 pumps, 1 40 gal
. whisper pump and a 3" air disc. I had the tank running for a couple days with 1 filter and added Fluval Cycle, aqua extreme and beneficial bacteria. The other filter was placed into the tote with the fry. On the day I was going to transfer, the PH in the tote was 6.2 and the PH in the tank was 7.6. I was stressing out, so took the tank water down to 1/3 full and drip lined enough water to match what they were in, in the tote and left them overnight. The next day I removed more water from the tank, bringing it to a closer volume of water to match their current water volume. I scooped the water from the tote and started netting them out. All the water from the tote went into the tank and it was about 3/3 full. PH was 7.4. I added more cycle over the next couple days. Over a week, the PH dropped down to 6.0 or lower, I went to the petstore and he gave me a base rock,(lime rock) and said not to add anything else. I was still adding 1-3 gals, of water each day in order to fill it which was bring up the PH to 6.5;however it just dropped by the next day. A few days went by and the PH has been 6.5, but now I have ammonia.
So I need help! I put Aqua Extreme in 3 days ago for the 40 gals, even though it's not to the top, my Ammonia Alert shows safe, but I am still getting green. I just purchased Prime and ordered Nite Out ll.
Should I do a 10% water change and add the Prime and Nite Out for the 40 gals? Do you think those 2 sponge filters will be enough to remove toxins alone and what about my low KH
? I have pond snails in there that are becoming see through. I think I need some kind of minerals, but I have no idea what to add with my PH being low, dropping and the ammonia. The tank has always had an odor since I put some of the tote water in and it was outside, green and had water hyacinth in with them.
Here is a test from last night and just now, also a video I just took this morning. I know the video is a little long, please try and watch and let me know if they and the tank look ok, including filters and movement.
Not the best quality, I have others that show koi closer, but not whole tank. So I can provide more if needed.
Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.