Since my thread necro didnt get any responses, I thought I would just post a new thread.
My 6 tiger barb babies are growing up! I got them over 2 months ago! Allso still have one of the craigslist platy fish.
I know it's been months but I finally was able to get a gravel vac. I've done water changes for the past 4 days with it and might I say it was dirrrrrrrrty the first time.
The water has been looking good the past 2 months, but it's looking better each day.
We went to the pet store to scop out what fish we might like to add next. Definately need some bottom feeders and maybe 2 more platy.
I think I might also like to get one of those lil red tail shark fish things like the tank originally have.
Let me hear your suggestions: ????????
I did water testing yesterday: everything looked normal...my ph' is still in the high zone. 7.2 on the dip stick and higher on the liquid test. *(oh i just remembered i didnt do ammonia)*
Also wanted to know how/what I can use to remove the calcium/lime deposits (fish safe of course) at the top of the tank...I tried my algae scrubber but that doesnt work and it's building up ... it looks ugly!