Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Montréal, Canada
Well, I went ahead and bought a new tank, the same one, just because I had everything for that tank size, and my desk wouldn’t be able to support anything bigger. Oh and it was on sale too. It took all day to swap everything. I changed the substrate from Fluval plant (old and exhausted) to inert Black Flourite. I’ve put root tabs in and I hope my crypts will make it. Not so worried about the undulata sp. but the retrospiralis seems more fragile.
My shrimps (neocaridina) look a bit stressed... They are "running around" instead of grazing, but I guess there is nothing to graze yet. I added Bacter AE to promote biofilm and plan to do so for the next few days, instead of twice a week. I also increased lighting period to 14 hours a day to see if algae would pop. My nerite snail and shrimps would need at least some. I hope they’ll all settle down quickly without hurt.
I guess I’ll let my old tank dry and see if it’s fixable later, but for now, it’s not an issue anymore.
Happy mother of 4 Chihuahuas and a Pittie. Biggest challenge is to keep shrimpies happy, the dogs are easy!