So, I guess it's time for an update, hmm???
Well, let's see. I now have 3 guppies, and 5 serpae tetras. All in the quarantine 10 gallon, temperature is at 88 degrees and has been there for 2 weeks. I'm going to get the planted 10 gallon cycled with ammonia before I put the fish back in it.
Speaking of cycling, it's time for a water change in the q-10. I've got a reading of ammonia AND nitrite in it. Maybe they both will cycle.
No... I'm not leaving the q-10 set up after the planted 10 is cycled. Not enough room in my room for the turtle tank and both 10. As it is, the fish are on the floor. I can't even open the bottom half of my dresser because of the tank.
All fish are eating and seem healthy. The serpaes are back up to where they should be.
Had a mishap with the planted 10's light the first day I put it on a timer. The light never came on. The plants looked a little wilted for the next few days, but now they are better. The light is set to turn on at 8 and shut off at 4pm. Is that good? I was having algae problems (the snails are working to keep it under control.) I think that the algae was caused by the lights being on too long. Hopefully this will help.
So, I'm off to do a 50% water change and get some pictures posted!
Thank you for all those interested enough to check out this journal. I hope you like the tank so far.
55 gallon -- 2 bala sharks, 4 tiger barbs, 1 rainbow shark // 29 gallon -- 1 four inch painted turtle // 10 gallon -- many small pond snails, 2 plants, 2 Nerite Snails, 5 serpae tetra, 3 guppies //2x 10 gallon -- empty // Recent losses / gains -- 2 Nerite Snails (2-14), 1 Tiger barb (2-20)