Hrm, where do I even begin.
So yesterday I went to Home Depot, I found MiracleGro Organic Choice Potting Mix and Quikrete Playsand, took awhile though. Went to my LFS, they had really good plants in for a cheap price, got two bundles of Crypts for $5 (should have bought more), got some Camboda, along with an Anubias. Along with that buy I stupidly made the choice to buy more fish, I got more Pygmy Cories to bump up then numbers, along with a Dwarf Gourami to put in my new Fluval Edge. I tried to look for a pair of Honey Gouramis but they only had males so I made the choice for the Dwarf.
Here's the bad part now, I starting converting my 10g into a NPT, it was easy enough, getting the gravel out was really annoying so I just dumped it all into the backyard. I got my soil and put too much in there, around 2 inches or so, here's the thing though I didn't cap it enough with the sand. So while I was filling my tank up the sand got moved because the current was too strong, and I was even using a siphon to siphon in the water, so therefore the soil got exposed. I tried my best and covered the spots with more sand where the soil was noticeable, and after quickly planting, and filling up the whole tank, it became a mess.
I had to put my fish in because they were getting cold in the bucket and I had nowhere else to put them, big mistake. I could see they were gasping, and I quickly reacted with doing 2 50% water changes right away, no luck the water was still was cloudy and they were still gasping for their lives. I didn't know what to do so I pumped more water conditioner into there and tested the water parameters everything came up as 0, so I just assumed that they were settling in.
Then I started on my Edge, this was less troublesome, I capped the soil with a lot of sand, but some soil still got exposed but not as much as my 10g. Planted it with lots of Crypts, Camboda and the Anubias. Acclimated my new Gourami buddy, and I could also see that he was gasping a bit, but not that much, did a 50% water change and hope to God he would calm down.
Woke up this morning and went to check on my tanks, my 10g two of my Rummynose have died, along with a Pygmy Cory. I was really saddened, these fish had died because of me being impatient. I had to run because of dance practice, when I came back one more Pygmy Cory was dead along with this White Cloud Minnow I had that my friend gave me. I did two more 50% water changes on the 10g and the water is now clearer but still cloudy, I'm glad that my Plakat boy didn't die. The Gourami is still alive though, which I really hoped for. I did a 60% water change on the Edge, and the water is now clearer too.
Now I'm scared to change my 2.5g into a NPT. I might do it tomorrow and do it slowly and cap it with tons of sand. Sigh, I dunno.