power was out for 24 hours yesterday because of the hurricane. shrimp were very angry. low oxygen environment because of no circulation, and a bit lower temperature (went down to 69F) than normal. I hope my filter isnt messed up afte one day of not working. i did turkey baste it with water a few times yesterday to keep it moist...hopefully i wont get any cycling again, otherwise my shrimp are doomed x_x
Also i am beginning to suspect that i dont have any chocolate shrimp males in the tank. all my females are saddled and have remained so for the past few weeks (or has it been a month already). maybe i need to buy males now :[
Nitrate 10ppm (hey it went down!)
GH: 5dGH (also went down D: )
All shrimp are still alive and well. though now the GH is suboptimal. i want to increase it w/o increasing the TDS too much but i guess its not possible. I'll have to dose a bit more of Mosura mineral+. unless i'm mistaken that should raise my GH.
haha, i hope the mono-blyxa scape isn't too boring :P
I could eventually rename this tank "blyxa Island" when my plants grow out more, and especially if i find a blyxa aubertii plant to add to the scape.
Ok, so i removed my chemi-pure bag from my HOB filter (in case it will interfere with the medication) and i dosed my tank with 0.20 grams of fenbendazole.
hopefully after another dose tomorrow, this tank will be totally hydra and planaria free.
Greatest concern right now is losing my shrimp because of the medicine, but that shouldn't happen as far as i know...
the fendbendazole did not work very well...i still see hydra (these are showing signs of weakness), and i still see planaria.
I'll try a slightly larger dose tonight and see if that does it.
All shrimp are still ok.
Unfortunately, even after a second dose of fenbendazole, the hydras and planaria are still around. the hydras are closed but still hanging on and the planaria are just crawling around as usual. i only see a couple but that still means that it didnt work entirely.
I dont want to keep dosing at this point, so i'll replace my chemi pure into the HOB tonight and call it a day. my substrate is already speckled white with the powder lol. (I did crush it)