04-28-2014, 12:04 AM
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A while since I updated this so here it goes.
Ughhh I am a bad person...I added the Coral Beauty to the current stock. However I am one step closer to upgrading. This fall in September...Algae is a big problem, but it does not seem to effect the fish which is great. I also added what appears to be a Sebae anemone. I am aware of aggression and size, it too will be moved in the upgrade. Other than that the inhabitants are great and I am booming with hitchhikers including bunches of snails and stars (sadly), yellow sponges (aka spongebob), bristle worms, fireworms, tubeworms, these anemone looking creatures, and my least favorite a crab. Small, has been there since last fall so I allow him to stay until I can catch him. My 2.5 with the Xanthid crab was at 1.037 sallinity. Yikes. I brought it down to 1.030 luckily. He/She is great as well. I also plan to get seachem purigen and and matrix for my nanocube, any reviews on them>?
I have a 5 gallon split betta tank with filter (no heater) with Alpha and Gamma. The water is great with the nitrate at 20 ppm, which isn't horrible. I have a 1 gallon betta bowl with my female, Delta. She is literally fat (her stomach bulges) because I feed her a lot. But non of it goes to waste so whatever. UGH the worst thing. My ten gallon has had 4 casualties in the past week. My danio jumped in the filter killing it. So I added a swordtail to replace it. 4 or 5 days later it died and a few hours later so did my nephew's betta, Gordo. I went to the pet expo today (won a new betta for the 10 gallon, Epsilon) and come home to find a panda corydora hardly alive (floating but moving if i poked him.) So i was like, "something is wrong". Come to find out my nitrate is 160 ppm. IMMEDIATE water change. The betta is *currently flaring and chasing my tiger barb, a good sign. Ugh. Any advice other than daily water changes for a week? Thanks.