Ok good, glad it wasn't something bad. After doing my mass cleaning tank change last night, I let it sit over night and just measured it this morning. My NH3 levels are down, but still present around .5-1ppm. I have a hard time believing plant matter contributed that much NH3 into the system though. Would aeration of the soil play a role? When scaping this tank I put a bit much soil down, a little more than 2" and aerate as often as I can, but know I miss a bit. I fear one of the better ideas would be to re-soil the tank.. which would suck, but this time I could sift the soil and clean if prior and also get rid of any potentially dead nerites buried into the soil.
Like I said I've got Maracyn 2 on the way and Methylene Blue as well (want to save this for very sick betta's) but I can order Kanaplex, I've heard very positive things about it, it would just take another two days to arrive. Lilnaugrim, if you think that's what I should do I won't hesitate to do it. I can do two weeks, I have no problem with that but at this point, if you were me would you buy another tank? I just know the girls hate they're cups. I can get a 10 gallon locally for like $20 and get the heater on Amazon for $20, its really not so bad. The air pump and the rest is very cheap as well, and I could just separate them up. Just a thought, if you think the cups are ok I'll stick with them, its just with the other AQ I could treat them all with anti's, and keep them at an optimal temperature all the time. I could separate them with that eggcrate stuff. They'd each get two gallons :3
20g NPT sorority- Clarissa/CT, Ellianya/CT, Tessa/CT, Derpy Fins/CT & 5 Olive nerites (all named Gary)
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