Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Nibblez doing fine as ever i guess, loving the IALs in his tank but just chilling around most of the time, something a bit odd is that i add water softener to all the water i prep and age for the water changes but the water in Nibblez tank is showing at about 7.5-8.0 pH every time and all the other waters are testing at 7pH.
I've had the tank completely covered up and in darkness for the past 3 days in an attempt to try and get rid of the algae in there without using other means that will harm the live stock i have in there. I opened it up for the first time and i found the missing oto that i couldnt find last time, dead in the tank. I am officially down to 2 otos, 6 shrimps, about 4 baby golden apple snails, and 2 large golden apple snails that i decided to throw in there today hoping they will help with the algae issue im having. The algae seems to have stopped growing and some of them have loosened up and i managed to siphon quite a bit out of the tank during the 30% water change today. I had the lights on for less than an hour just to check on the tank, will be covering it back up tonight for another 2 more days to see if it gets any better. Still not confident on putting Courage into that tank till i know that it is stable, safe and the algae is gone.
The tank is still bare bottom, removed everything from the tank and cleaned it up completely after removing the male from the tank. It is now filled up about half way with the whole breeding tank setup back in there and the filter running. Had to do it so i can leave the plants in there. the breeding pair (Going to call them Adam and Eve) are in the satellite breeding box for now for conditioning so it is much easier.