The view when I first saw it, the ipad quality really takes away how awful it looks
Its a 55g.
Got real plants and driftwood in it which is unexpected but nice. I see um, crypts, anubias, java, that big sword, and a banana lily- all healthy but filled with algae.
As you can see from the tests, desperately needs a WC- no nitrites though? So how would you go about this? The filters not working.
Idea atm is: I picked up a gravel-vac...I'm excited to try it out because that gravel is NASTY- think brown mulm,poop EVERYWHERE. I'll run out of water before I suck it all up. Maybe move all the fish into buckets but they dont have a big bucket.
Take out all the plants? Yes or no. I bet theyre heavily rooted, specially the crypts/sword. I def wanna take the wood out to scrub.
Giant water change. 80-90%...too much on them? Should I just do 50? I dont want to kill them either. The tank smells rank...I poked my head in and eew!!
Baking soda for pH adjustment?
Got some salt for...general fish relief.
And a big bottle of bacteria that I plan on using the entire thing. And some new filter pads/zeocarb. Ive only got 2 tiny buckets(9L) and a small siphon at my disposal.