*sigh* The problems with crypts...
I've been very successful with crypts growing very fast in my 29g without co2, and with a ton of guppies and shrimp... Until this past weekend.
My 29g has crypts and javamoss... Well, I did a water change, cleaned the filter, and refreshed the diy CO2.. Well, the mass populuation of crypts melted... The dying plants left a void of O2 production and with the extra plant material just floating around, probably a nitrate spike.. So, I went home yesterday and found that I'd lost nearly all my shrimp and the water smelled like foul fish soup.
I did a 50% water change and sucked up all the dead shrimp, tossed in an air stone and the water is still cloudy this morning. I will do another 50% water change this evening when I get home from work. I have no stem plants to shore up the aquarium atm. I've sent an emergency text message to another planted friend asking for help. *grumble*