DaniV Posted December 31, 2022 Author Share Posted December 31, 2022 (edited) Alrighty! Last water test of the year! Haven't used the Easy Carbon for a week after that massive pH spike, and it's back down to normal numbers. Still don't know if that's what caused it to jump, but not gonna mess with success now. Tank was still getting covered in brown stuff, and even though I said I wasn't going to add any more fish, I caved and bought 2 Bristlenose Plecos and 2 Pepper Corys. Tank is looking much cleaner now, even the rocks are their natural white color again! That being said, now I think I'm pushing it. The testing showed 0 ammonia (yay), but the very very very faintest hint of pink color for Nitrites. Not enough to register it as .25, but not completely clear either. I know that's nothing too crazy to worry about, but I haven't seen any hint of Nitrites for weeks. I've also had the itch to get a 2nd tank, but I haven't decided what I wanna put in there, and where. I could get a small tank for a betta (like I've wanted from the start), or I could do another community tank to get some other fish that can't fit in this one like an all tetra tank, or mystery snails, or some other cool fish I haven't seen or thought about. Maybe if I hear of a tank sale at Petsmart or something, that'll help motivate. Started doing Easy Green treatments 3 times a week now instead of 2, and I'm already seeing some recovery in my older plants, especially the Amazon Swords. Bulb is still just sitting there, being furry. It's been 2 weeks and I've been turning it looking for growth, but I'm just not seeing much. It'll be just my luck that I happen to get the one dud. 😛 One of the mollies wanted to say "hi!" I'll try to remember to post these monthly in the future, but for now, here's the record of my tests since I started this bad boy. Even though it was very late in the year, jumping into this hobby has been a big highlight of 2022 for me. Here's to a half-decent 2023 for the fishies! EDIT: Page 2...party time! Edited December 31, 2022 by DaniV 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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