Thanks, I would never have thought about not putting in the thawed out liquid in.
Even half a cube woulda been too much for my 5 little rasboras! I was surprised at how easy they were to crush, I guess because it's largely small but solid bits of protein. I crushed a daphnia cube and gave them a tiny bit. They seemed to love it last night but weren't too interested this morning, maybe coz it'd gone bad in the fridge or I maybe been overfeeding them over the last few days. Gonna leave them without feeding now and try them on peas tomorrow evening!
I bought some frozen food today but I'm not sure what to do with it because the cubes are far to big to use whole. Anyone got any tips? I'm thinking maybe I'll go at them with a hammer and keep the smaller bits in a sealable freezer bag (got a tray of 4 different kinds of food so I could mix the bits up and feed a variety of stuff all in one go).
How long should it last in the freezer? Didn't see a date on it.
I'm towards the end of my cycle and found some tiny little things swimming about in my tank. They mainly seem to be just crawling about on my mopani wood. What could they be? I'm thinking it's some kind of larvae but I have no idea really.
They're only about 1mm big so I can't get a picture of them and they kinda look like moving insect eggs.
When I first got my heater it didn't seem to heat up the water to the right temperature so I wacked it up to max, left it till it'd reached the temperature i wanted and then turned it back down and it seems to be ok now.
Ummm I didn't check the TDS but I did test for hardness and pH. I guess it is more important in the future when there are fish in the tank as I need to be sure that it's going to produce the results I'm expecting and not alter the water chemistry. What's the difference between TDS and KH/GH testing? I guess it's picking up additional elements in the water, but wouldn't these be present in the tap water anyway?
pH is currently 8 with 10 KH. I don't know if it's coincidence and if the plants are just now more acclimatised or something but they are starting to look a bit healthier and I'm seeing some growth too. However, my body hasn't recovered yet.