How long can fish survive in a bucket?
I need to overhaul a tank by adding more ADA Aquasoil, driftwood, and rescaping all the plants. I can anticipate several problems such as increase in ammonia, decrease in ph compounded by degradation in nitrifying bacteria and stunted plant growth for initial several days.
That said, does anybody have a similar experience? How long can I keep my fish in a bucket with heater and filter (Eheim 2217)? I currently have 16 Serpae Tetras and 5 Oto cats (no others).
The tank/filter is only 4-5 weeks weeks old but fully cycled. I added fish several days ago and I'm getting ph of 6 with 0/0/20ppm (ammonia/nitrite/nitrate respectively).
Let me know.