Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sacramento California
Also, a couple of questions if you don't mind me asking them:
I have relatively hard tap water. Our PH is 7.5. If I add FSS as a top layer to my 20G, will it harm the fish? I heard it buffers PH to some degree - is there some way to ensure the fish will be alright with it? I will move them into a temporary bucket during the change but I was worried about the potential harm to them.
Also, I have a cannister filter and a sponge in there for the bacteria - I am aware of the threat of a miny cycle. If I kept a layer of old substrate in there (perhaps the top layer of it and just move it to the bottom?) would it help to further minimize the cycle? I was thinking I could put them in the quarentine tank but it's five gallons for 16 fish and some number of shrimp so I don't know that it would be the best idea.