Hi, some of you may have already been reading about my new tank...but I'll provide some info just in case..
I adopted a 33 Gallon tank from someone who was moving.....we did the move sunday am. We used about 30 - 35 % of the old water....same filters and rocks and such to keep the tank levels as much as the same as we could.
The fish have been doing fine, and look happy as can be " the only thing I have noticed is that my cichlids color was leaving BUT I was reading that it can happen do to stress from a move because otherwise they seem to be acting fine.
I added cycle and the next day " yesterday " had my water tested.....I didn't realize at the time she didn't have enough water to test for everything " another story " but I guess she just tested the ph levels and something else..
Soooo that bring us to today ...Ahhhh my favorite fish my pleco died... maybe overnight but it would have been between 4 - 9 am and he looked FINE last night !! Sooo despite all the snow coming down I rushed my tank water down to be tested and it was toxic. So we added Fluval " clearmax " to the system and I just hope my other fish don't die..does anyone know how long it will take for the clearmax to fix the problem and do you think my other fish will survive ? Also, do you think that's why my fish were loosing color ?
I'm using a clearmax 300 on my 33 Gallon ...
I'll add that I don't know the test levels..I don't have kits...I'm taking my water to the pet store and having it checked..he said everything was fine except the my water being toxic.