So ready to throw this tank away.
I love fish tanks, and have never had such a fail at them before
But this one has just been a nightmare since the beginning...
thank you for those you read and help!
45x30x45 cm do! Aqua, ada. Tank (15gallons)
Light, tried 3- finnex planted +, ecoxotice series, and then a ada aquasky knock off. Now I'm stuck with my planted+
Filter, zoomed 501
Heater, small 15watt, temp always at 25c
Substrate, ada Amazonia, and powers and underneath.
I use prime for water changes.
Co2, was using at first. Small pressurized system. But stopped about 2 weeks ago, ran outta funds for more cartridges, and it wasn't helping anyway.
Photoperiod. 7-8 hours.
With moonlight for 1 hour at end
Following tropica new stank start up quide. Water changes every few days. Slowing down as it matured.
Dry start, fail. After 7 weeks of waiting
After filling plants uprooting and then couldn't get them to root again
Drained and bought more plants
Rescaped, filled and plants starting melting and died from deficiency
Bough more plants rescaped again.
Filled for about 2 weeks, again plants started to melt, but the tank was cycled and doing ok otherwise.
*was using pressurized co2 at the beginning but in the last2 weeks stopped since it wasn't doing anything anyways, and I ran outta cartridges and I'm running out of money**
Added some Oto cats, corys, and a few Amano shrimp
2 weeks later I decided to add my baby shrimp and 5 neons from smaller tank.
Then all hell broke loose!
The next day after adding the baby shrimp and 5 neons my water clouded up. Did a water change 50% and then tested levels. Holy crap, everything had spiked!
And water was even more cloudy
I lost 25 baby shrimp and a oto cat and 2 corys over the next 3 days.
Water continued to get cloudier so I kept doing 50% water changes, and it helped for about an hour, then it gets sol cloudy I can't even see in tank.
I can actually see the haze in the water moving.
Over the last 4 days I've done 3 50% water changes.
I've stopped ferts and just been using prime, cycle conditioner, and stresszyme.
Lighting period has been cut to 6 hours.
Tried cleaning out my filter, since it was quite dirty yesterday.
It was rinsed and tubes were cleaned.
Tank looked promising it was clear for about 3 hours...and then back to very cloudy.
The levels or ammonia, nitrite and nitrates are off the charts, and highest reading on my API card.
Have not been able to get them down.
HELP! I dont know what to do
The picture below, is today, it's a tiny bit less cloudy, but still bad.
My fish left don't look really stressed, but still red gills. My baby shrimp that are left are taken out and put in small glass jar for now