I took a long hiatus after breaking my leg and having surgery. While I was down my tank didnt get proper care and all but my khuli loaches died off in my 20 gallon. My wife had added some algae eaters but other than that nothing happened with the tank. My water wysteria got way over grown and actually choked itself out and died and all of my grass uprooted from the gravel. We just moved into a new house and while my tank was at my in laws the filter messed up and drained out onto their floor. A friend offered a solution. He had a 75 gallon aqueon tank with stand, lights, air pump and a fluval 406 filter for, get this $130. I needed a new stand and filter for the 20 gallon and I couldn't pass up doing this upgrade. The tank and components were covered in dried black algae so I scrubbed and scraped everything with bleach today and dried it thoroughly. He had a large bag of black sand so I added it and am adding the gravel from my current tank on top. The grass that had uprooted had grown extremely well into a ball in the old tank so I separated it, the baby pearl and 3 sprigs of wysteria and planted them in shallow water with an air stone running with the old filter media from the other tank sitting on top just to help it cycle. I haven't been able to see any of my loaches but I added an air stone off of a splitter just to agitate the water (parameters are great as it still has java fern and more grass with a very small bio load) . I would prefer to cycle the tank longer but if any of the loaches are still alive I need to get them transferred soon or it may be even worse for them in the old tank. Hopefully if any are still alive they will continue to live (I've found khuli loaches to be very hardy fish and survived my learning curve and negligence). I look forward to getting to build this bigger tank up and plan to keep a small bio load. Wish me luck! Oh and I will be transferring my MTS to keep the sand agitated also
My anubis was also still alive and I planted it in also
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