Sigh.. I'm so sad. I left for three days and when I got home the power had gone out.
the filter and lights were off, and my co2 had ran out. I think that the power went off before the co2 ran out and I had an overdose. Why god why?
All that's left is the plants (thank god my beloved HC and Downoi are fine!) and 6... yes I said 6... Red cherry Shrimp...I thought they were all dead but after much searching and prodding, I found 6 of them.
Needless to say, I'm pissed. I had 10 rotten tetras to deal with and the smell was HORRIBLE! They had been dead for some time because they desintegrated when I tried to fish them out. I'm amazed the shrimp lived at all, considering how sensitive they are. I tore the whole thing down and washed the gross substrate. While I was at it, I removed the rubberbands and secured my lithophytes with fishing line instead. It looks brand new again. It looked to much better before!