Recently moved and made a rookie mistake with my tank (advise please!)
The heart of the matter is that I moved recently and mistakingly cleaned my filters while I was setting the tank back up. All the old substrate, rocks etc and what plants actually survived the move were put in the tank. All water is fresh. Didn't think about the fact that I rinsed the media until after it was too late.
Was finally able to check the levels today.
I do not know exactly where the levels were before I moved, but they were perfect for the months before and no stress or deaths except some neons to neon disease and two panda cory cats for unknown reasons around the same time as the neons.
Current Inhabitants: 6 neons, 1 panda cat, 1 dwarf flame gourami, 1 long fin albino bristlenose catfish, two baby mollies (the rest of the mollies that were in the tank will be finding a new home next week.)
I'm watching for stress but wonder if there is anything else I can do while I wait. Should I give it a few weeks or go ahead and add more plants? (I'm thinking replant!) I lost several of my big plants in the move because they were out of the water for quite some time while we dismantled and reassembled. *sigh* My tank is really looking sparse.