Coronavirus killed my Fish, what to do now?
I will try and keep this short. I did a 20% water change 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, I didn't test the tap water (has been fine for 20 years). The utilities department flooded the lines with chloramine due to coronavirus fears. My fish started suffocating, so I did 2 more emergency water changes trying to fix it...furthering the problems. All my fish died, my shrimp lived to my surprise.
My current problem: The last two weeks, my tank has been recycling. Ammonia has dropped to almost nothing (<0.25). Nitrates and nitrites spiked a little, but have decreased now somewhat (Nitrite 0.25-0.5, Nitrate 0.5). My Amazon sword is wilting, yellow, and turning transparent...and now I am starting to see a bunch of seed shrimp everywhere and the little spiraling worms.
Trying to get my tank back to normal, I am considering doing a really deep cleaning and gravel vac. I want to remove all the shrimp that are left, take out the driftwood and rocks, then vacuum the crap out of the substrate, but not disturbing the roots, to get rid of the bugs. Then refill the tank with RO water with minerals added.
10 gallon Fluval Flex
2 dozen dwarf orange rili
5 orange eye blue tigers
1 mystery snail
Nitrite 0.25 - 0.5
12 hours of light with 2 hour warm up and cooldown
Fluval nano 7500K 15 watts