Originally Posted by lilnaugrim
It's completely possible.
Interesting.. the more and more I go to that AQ shop the more and more I realize that guy is literally spewing bull**** from his mouth. 'It would take an entire aquarium to die to cause that much NH3 poisoning'. Anyways, I had an idea this morning and turned the second air-stone on and put both at high blast, to help disrupt any possible pockets in the soil or lose dead plants. When I got home my AQ was a dark red, I'm not sure what that means but I just did a full tank change on it and siphoned out more dead plant (a ton less but my floor is totally clean now). I'm confident for when I test in the morning my NH3 will be 0ppm. I'm dosing the AQ with stress zyme and am dosing my girls only with stress coat now.
If my NH3 levels stabilize and the AQ seems stable, how soon do you think I should be adding the girls, and if medicating them would still be necessary? Its been five days since the incident. None of the girls have really eaten but they've pooped quite a lot, so I guess I've been indirectly fasting them, but they are unhappy and sluggish. Another AQ would be nice, but its kind of an expense I can't afford unless I have to.