April 2016
Mon
4
Dosed 10 ml of Kent Marine Cichlid Essential
Dosed 25 ml of Microbe-Lift Nite-Out II
Dosed 25 ml of API Leaf Zone
Dosed 5 ml of API Tap Water Conditioner
Dosed 110 drops of API pH Up
Changed 21 Gallons of water
  38.2%
Replaced Filter 1 Media
Replaced Filter 2 Media
Replaced Filter 2 Media
Measured Nitrate at 160 ppm
Measured Temperature at 78 F
Measured GH at 15 dH
Measured Alkalinity at 3.0 dKH
Measured Nitrite at 0.00 ppm
Measured Ammonia at 0.25 ppm
Measured pH at 7.4 pH
March 2016
Sun
13
Measured Nitrate at 160 mgL
Measured Nitrite at 0.00 ppm
Measured Ammonia at 0.25 ppm
Measured pH at 7.6 pH
Measured GH at 17 dH
Measured Alkalinity at 4.0 dKH
Measured Temperature at 78 F
Changed 10 Gallons of water
  18.2%
Dosed 20 ml of API Stress Coat
Dosed 25 ml of API Leaf Zone
Dosed 25 ml of Microbe-Lift Nite-Out II
Dosed 5 ml of API Tap Water Conditioner
Fri
4
Fed Hikari Cichlid Gold 1 tbsp
Thu
3
Fed Hikari Cichlid Gold 1 tbsp
Wed
2
Dosed 25 ml of Microbe-Lift Nite-Out II
Fed Hikari Cichlid Gold 1 tbsp
February 2016
Mon
29
Near disaster. After doing all of todays maintenance tasks I noticed all of the fish coming to the surface gasping. About an hour later they were all in serious distress with 2 of them laying on the sand gasping and my Compressiceps dead. Performed 50% water change. Fish seemed to recover but still going to the surface. Will check on it in the morning. No idea what happened. I did everything exactly the same way I've been doing it the past 2 weeks. Chemicals are all being dosed exactly as directed. Makes no sense.
Changed 25 Gallons of water
  45.5%
Sun
28
Another water change and have been dosing Nite Out II. Nitrates are still very high. PH and Hardness are finally showing improvement. Melodic also appears to be working, as the Electric Yellow Cichlid is much more active and no longer hiding in the corner constantly. Will continue dosing everything for another week and see where things are next weekend.
Dosed 110 drops of API pH Up
Dosed 25 ml of API Leaf Zone
Dosed 5 ml of API CO2 Booster
Dosed 50 ml of API Melafix
Measured Nitrate at 160 ppm
Measured Nitrite at 0.10 ppm
Measured Ammonia at 0.25 ppm
Measured GH at 20 dH
Measured Alkalinity at 4.0 dKH
Measured pH at 7.4 pH
Measured Temperature at 77 F
Dosed 5 ml of API Tap Water Conditioner
Changed 10 Gallons of water
  18.2%
Fed Hikari Cichlid Gold 1 tbsp
Fed Hikari Cichlid Gold 1 tbsp