20g Tank Revived

After getting 5 guppies for the tank and having 4 of them die, I figured I should probably do a water change.  I went to the local hardware store, bought a garden hose attachment, some plastic tubing, and some plumber’s tape.  I attached it all to a 20oz soda bottle with the bottom cut out (pictures soon to come) and then used it to vacuum the gravel in the tank.

I decided that I needed to get a water testing kit.  I ended up getting a bottle of strips that has 6 different tests in one.  The test indicated that the water was a bit hard and that there were moderate levels of NO3, but everything else check out fine.  I continued to do small water changes for the next couple of days until the NO3 returned to a safe level.

Yesterday I picked up 5 Platies from Fishtopia, and they seem to be pretty happy.  They get along pretty well with the 1 remaining guppy of the 5 and the 2 Serpae tetras which I’ve had for over a year now.

I took this pictures with my cell phone, so I know it’s pretty horrible.  Once I get my good camera back I will take some real pictures.

Tank Revived

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