Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Follow up to this, I found out that one of my LFS gives out poor advice, they told me that 250ml of Seachem Matrix would be "plenty of biomedia" for this tank. Seachem suggests more, I'll need another liter to meet their recommendations and of course everyone in town is sold out of Matrix so I've added some Fluval Biomax or whatever their white rings are called.
I'm going to steal some cycled media from a friend's tank too, hopefully I can head this disaster off at the pass before I lose any more fish.