What a disaster!
Did a water change and noticed they were dying an hour later...
so I moved everything to a 25gallon (eep! 30 fish in a 25G! LOL)
Everything seems to be doing fine now, despite cramped quarters. I imagine it will only be a matter of time before my Angelfish decide to eat my mom's neons.
I tested the Alkalinity and, well, it was off-the-charts.
I thought it was because of the bucket I used to fill the tank so I drained it to the bottom.
Then my dad noticed our tap was weird (we have a water softener; does not control our ph though.).
As it turns out, the water dept just so happened to screw up today.
The 55G is filled back up, but PH is very high.
I put in a dose of PH-Down but made no improvement.
Just added another dose.
How long is it supposed to take for the PH to adjust? I've never had to use chemicals before to maintain a tank. Is this going to have to be a regular thing now that the water is totally messed up?
Checked again this morning and ended up putting another dose Ph-down.
Now, After 3 doses, it's down to 7.4 from it's original 8.6, but I'm not sure if it's okay to have altered the water so much.
I'm thinking about buying Danios to test the water unless someone thinks a different breed would be better.