Oh, so now you tell me! After all that work, all I needed to do was show love for my tank? LOL!
Actually, all the work I did was showing love for my tank. That's partly why it took me so long.
The tank looks fantastic! The water is so clear and the plants are so clean!
There's still some traces of algae on the wood and on some of the plants, but nothing bad. I think I'll hit it with Excel this time around instead of H2O2 for what I hope will be the final knockdown.
I'm getting a few bubbles coming out of the canister I cleaned out, but it may be still purging. It always takes longer to clear out given the stuff I have inline.
The fish are looking very happy. I have one cardinal tetra that wasn't looking good yesterday. His colors were very pale and he was hovering in the corner, apart from the others. This morning, his color looks better and he's rejoined the group. I think he may have been disturbed by all the work I had been doing in the tank. Or he may have been affected by the crud that was in there.
My Pelvicachromis are merrily checking out all the caves again, house shopping it appears for their next breeding try. I normally don't disturb the caves in my tanks, but this time, I lifted them up and cleaned the crud out from inside them. So as far as the Pelvicachromis are concerned, they're all new again. I'm especially happy to see how well the male and female are getting along. They're acting very much like a bonded couple. Very little bickering between them. However, dad isn't too happy with this two surviving youngsters from his first brood. They're getting big enough to start the transition from juvenile to adult, and dad seems to think it's time for the children to move out of the house. Fortunately, the tank seems to be big enough for them all so far.