Thank you, I am dosing API Leaf Zone and CO2 Booster now as directed, things are much better. Too much decaying plant matter and probably overfeeding equals bad. Throw in some inappropriate medicine and kill your bacteria equals much worse. A lot of studying, vaccuuming, and water changes got things back in line and I was able to save six Harlequins. They are some tough fish, I tell you what.
Tetra Safestart is a wonderful thing, the new cycle went quite fast. Kinda pricey, but it was an emergency and lives were at stake.
I also added a Top Fin 10g HOB filter on the other side of the tank from the 20g one, supposedly moving 180gph on a 20 with both, but we all know how that goes. It sure seems to help though and still very quiet. I figure I can alternate changing filters and not lose my nitrifying bacteria. I think I'm on the right track now anyway.
Yup I love Cory's too. Except when they uproot my little Java Fern. So far it's still in the hole so I'll leave it there and hope for the best.
Wouldn't you like to beside the seaside?
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