I'm a little concerned that I might have disrupted the good bacteria in my tank.
I have a 5.5 Gallon tank. This evening I:
-Took some of the old tank water and used it to swish
- My Filter pad
- filter bag covering my filter intake tube
- Filter foam I have covering the filter outflow
I removed 50% of the water, and started filling the tank, when I realized there were still quite a lot of thick particles in there. So, I started siphoning again and before I knew it, had taken out a little more than 60% of the water.
I didn't take any of the ornaments out, but they did get moved around a bit when I was siphoning/adding water. I added Prime (had been using Stress Coat).The last time I siphoned was exactly a week ago.
I'm going to re acclimate Bowie to the water, because I'm sure I messed up the Ph. But, what I want to know is, will I have another bacteria bloom? Should I be retesting my water for everything.
And after all this, I feel quite silly. But if anyone has done this and can tell me what to expect, I'll feel a lot better.