Fertilizer comes above substrate - is it bad ?
It's my first post here, and to be honest my first aquarium too.
Please let me know if it's the wrong place for this post.
I just finished setting up my 110L tank, my substrate is JBL aquascape Pro and fertilizer is JBL Florapol.
I mixed 9L of substrate with the 700g of Florapol as first layer, roughly 3cm deep.
Used another 6L of substrate on top, about 2cm high.
While setting everything up, I have poured the water too generously it seem:
The small plate I used while pouring only helped to dig in the substrate, exposing some of the fertilizer at the surface. So the 2cm of extra substrate didn't stay in place, and some of the fertilizer/substrate mix is now sitting on top of the soil.
Right now, i'm waiting for the tank to be less cloudy before adding in more plants (moss and 2 mid range plants) and kick off a fishless cycle with some food or liquid fertilizer maybe.
I wonder if the fertilizer exposed at the surface would be a problem for the next fishies to come, especially as i am lurking towards Khula Loach and Amano shrimps ? Is there some other problems i should expect because of this ?
Is it ok to move or add some substrate again (i wouldn't want to end up with a cloudy tank again) ?
I guess this situation could also happen during vacuuming ?
What did i do wrong (besides zealous water pouring) ?
Thanks for your answers, I'll get there eventually !