Originally Posted by jhays79
What substrate are you using?
I'm using Oliver Knott aqua soil as the base substrate. I initially wanted to use that on its own. But after I put the water in, realised that it looked like rabbit poop so I then put a layer of ADA Aquasoil II Amazonia. Had a huge Ammonia spike when I did that and water went all disgustingly muddy. I'd love to put the ADA Powder Type on top as I want it to be very fine and fun for my shrimp to walk on, but I don't want Ammonia and dirty looking water again.