High Ammonia Levels
I started a 4.2 gallon (10" cube) planted tank nearly two months ago, possibly even longer. I am using ADA Amazonia Aquasoil. I have read that it leaches ammonia, but the ammonia levels in my tank are ridiculous! They have constantly been at the highest level on the API Ammonia test kit (which is dark green). My tank specs are below. I've read that Biozyme is a good bacteria starter product. Does anyone have any experience with this stuff? Is it worth it?
Volume = ~4.2 gallons
Substrate is 2 in. deep at max, < 1 in. deep at minimum (too much?)
13 watt, 6500K spiral cfl (~6 in. above water)
10 pygmy chain sword
1 amazon sword
1 rhizome (~10 leaves) of anubias petite
~ 10 crypt willisii
5 small crypt wendtii "green" (or brown, don't really know)
As you can see, it's pretty well planted.