craigslist find - lucky me
Just picked up a free 10 gallon heavily planted tank ( and I meen heavily ) with 20-25 zebras and 2 panda garra suckers. I drained half the water to get it home filled it with water , did another 50% water change and changed the filter. This morning I did a water test and it was off the charts the nitrates were still over 160 from what my API drop kit tells me ( the sample looked like blood it was so red). so I did another 50 % water change and after work tonight I will start pulling fish out and put them in my QT tank. which has all perfect numbers as far as water tests show , I will probably leave a few fish in the planted tank to help the plants for now until I start to transfer plants to my 90 gallon tank. Theese poor fish are skinny , not as straight as normal and I am amazed that anything could survive in water as poor as what it is , not to mention how bad it must have been when I picked it up. Also in this were two eheim automatic feeders that are like brand new. This was truely a fish rescue to say the least.