Monster Shrimp

Two new additions to the community are currently acclimatising in bags at the top of the tank. I floated them for 30 mins and have added a little of my aquarium water to their bags. It’s been about 45 mins now so I’ll add some more water shortly. A sudden change in pH can kill fish so I’m being cautious. The new fellas are an algae eating shrimp (looks a giant in the picture) called Speckled Jim and a dwarf suckermouth catfish called George. We are getting on famously, obviously we are on first name terms already.


Water Cycle

Today’s water tests show all is well – hooorayyy!
pH test showed 7.6 top of range so did
High Level pH for a more accurate 7.4
Ammonia, 0ppm
Nitrite, 0ppm
Nitrate, 10ppm

The algae has obviously increased since yesterday; maybe it’s time for a new algae-eating fish or two…