Unfortunately both neon tetras were missing when I returned later in the evening. I found one hidden in the bottom of a plant. The other is still missing and I'm baffled.
To set up the new tank, I first rinsed it out well, then put in some new gravel (well rinsed) as well as some gravel from the old tank. I had a mix of old and new plants and decor that went into the new tank, then I filled it about half-way with treated water. I used Seachem products this time, that was a switch for me as I used API In past. I put the fish and frogs in a bucket with old tank water while I put the rest of the tank water into the new tank. I put the old filter into the new tank and had it running simultaneously with the new filter for the first night. I put fish and frogs into new tank once temp was ok.
The frogs are fine. Guppies seem ok, too, but they are doing a bit of fast swimming up and down at times-and staying in one corner of the tank for periods of time--not sure of that's a bad sign as at other times they are swimming around throughout the tank.
I will get the API master kit this weekend. I did get more test strips before I saw the post saying they weren't all that great. My levels this am were: GH
-40. PH-7. NO2
-20. So looks like my GH
are concerning? Assuming the strip is somewhat reliable... What should I do about that?
Incidentally some reading elsewhere on the net revealed that neon tetras and guppies aren't a good mix in a tank anyhow---do you agree? What fish would be a good addition to my two guppies once I get whatever tank issues I have under control?