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06-16-2013 02:09 AM
stealthypotatoes I always have marimo balls at hand. When ever I re-scape I always put like 6-7 in them for a couple of months to get it settled.
06-15-2013 09:32 PM
binbin9 How long would you say it takes for the ammonia levels to subside before adding livestock back in?
06-15-2013 05:21 PM
HD Blazingwolf when i rescape, i do it with tank full of water, then when done i do an 80% change while everything is still floating. if its not still floating i fluff everything with my hands and let the water change do the removal for me.
this is also a prominent time for me to change sump filter pads etc.
06-15-2013 01:11 AM
Diana 1) Remove livestock.
2) Drain the tank.
3) Rescape, misting the plants often.
4) put a plate over the substrate, partially refill, making the water run over the edge of the plate and seep slowly into the substrate. A plastic bag will also work.
5) Drain this, vacuuming the surface substrate.
6) Put a plate over the substrate... ...and fill the tank. Don't forget the dechlor.
7) Turn on the equipment when the water is high enough.
8) Add the livestock back.
06-14-2013 11:23 PM
Kathyy Rescape, then do a water change vacuuming up debris that came up with the plants? If I remove the hardscape the fish come out of the tank and go into a tub with a heater and my spare filter and I monitor the water until there isn't any ammonia present.
06-14-2013 10:33 PM
How do you control Ammonia Spikes on a Rescape

My recent rescape has come at a cost of a handful of shrimps (I should have removed them 1st) and a small out break GSA due to ammonia spikes from pulling out plants.

Can anyone share how you control/minimize ammonia spikes during rescapes?

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