tank 5g cycled (0 ammonia, nitrite; and 10 Nitrate 1 week in a row with 20% WC once, Day 45 of my cycle log).
4 amano, 6 RCS & 4+/- newly hatched babies, 1 golden mystery snail.
this tank has gone through a number of fishies and right now it's just the shrimps and the snail. my question is I saw some stringy stuff, almost like the strands from a spider web connecting from one plant to another (hygrpphilia, and pygymy chain sword) one or two strands per connection.
also, saw some white "wormies" (hydra?? or planaria??).
so i did some vacuuming and cleaned out the dead decomposing leaves on the substrate and picked up some of the old droppings from the guppies.
am i on the right track?
is this boom in algae (hope it is not hydra) and planaria a bad sign for stocking the tank with fish again?
i turned off the light and i plan on leaving the tank fish-less for 3 weeks and see if this will take care of the worms and algae, any thoughts?