Has any one ever them selfs have a death after this? I know most of us do not touch our substrate, but I just messed with my TB tank and my SSS-SSS+ tank that has a bunch of babies that are TB,Mishchlings. And nothing, no deaths not much sign of stress. They all are doing great. I do not see any of my berried females dropping eggs nothing
Well how much did you 'mess with it'? That's kinda vague. I've 'messed with substrate' just moving stuff around inadvertantly...I've done partial rescapes...the amount of debris is vastly different. So you need to better define what 'messed with your substrate' means and how much you did. Did you do a whole rescape or just moved a cholla log? Not being a smart alec but understand, your post was quite vague.
Whats the pH? At a pH of less than 7, ammonia starts getting converted to ammonium, and the lower the pH, the more and faster it gets converted, so at a pH of 5, ammonia isn't really that toxic. Seachem total ammonia test kit can tell the difference between ammonia and ammonium.
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.