Since I haven't posted in my last journal in over six months or so I can't necro that one because of rules.
So I'll just make a new thread. :)
Today was exhausting, it took me three hours to get everything done, I did a standard water change in all my tanks except my 2g Fluval Spec, that one I broke down and started from scratch making a NPT.
Here's what went down tank by tank:
10g, did I standard 50% WC like I do every week, I still have no clue how to trim cabomba, so if anyone has any inkling as to how to, please let me know! It's grown too tall and all the "leaves" are at the top of my tank bend over floating with my floating plants.
Here's the thing though, I tried puting my Dwarf Gourami in the 10g with my six guppies and it did not turn out well, he nearly killed one of my guys and three of them now have some sort of fin damage. I read on a lot of websites that a lot of people have success with putting DGs with guppies but clealry my guy is not a team player.
6g, battled with BBA! I didn't have any Flourish Excel or Hydrogen Peroxide on hand so I did it the manual way, I pulled out my Java Fern and started going at it, manually ripping off the BBA. There was some hair algae too but there was a lot of BBA, I also took off some the saplings that my Java Fern always makes.
I made sure that it was free of BBA but I'm sure it'll come back since it's pretty persistent, if it does I'll go for the big guns and spot treat with Excel. Also, sadly this tank will not become a RCS tank that I dreamt of, since my DG is not compatible with the guppies he will reside there.
I'm still looking to plant it though, probably will get some crypts and some easy low light plants to fill the tank up.
2.5g, standard WC. Nothing big. Still haven't done anything about the hard water stains though, I'll probably do it next week. Curious question though, my Betta is not that active and he never was? He was an adult when I got him and he's been with me for a year now, all he does is just lay around with the Crypts and eat when it's time for his food.
Is he alright or does he have some disease? I see nothing wrong with him though, he's always been like that for all I know. He's also a fin bitter. :l
2g, broke down the tank and re-did it, used .5" of organic potting soil mix with 1.5" of playsand. I might try this as my RCS tank again, I'll fill it up with some tall plants like Crypts or something along those lines. We'll see.
This coming Monday I'll be heading to Aquarium Central, one of the members here suggest going there, and I've read some reviews online and apparently they have really clean nice tanks and their prices are relatively low, I'm quite excited!
Until next time! :)