Redoing planted tank due to excessive ammonia..Choosing new substrate!
So, when i set up my planted tank with Miracle Grow Organic Potting Mix [Capped with sand in front, gravel in back]on December 11th, I waited until the 27th to add fish. I have since added four endler males.
the ammonia levels have been erratic to say the least. Most of the time, the level is .20-.25. I have been doing daily water changes on this tank of about 60-70% everyday since i fist set it up.
The filter media used in this tank came from another tank, and my nitrIte level is always zero, and myNitrAte levels never get above 15, and thats when i miss a day.
I have alot of gas bubble coming from my substrate, though only when i poke it or plant something. Parts of my substrate actually form little hills from having so much gas in there! I have to press my whole hand down on the hill to avoid an explosion!
I did have a habit of replanting my plants, as even with a drawn up plan, i was still deciding where i wanted stuff.
Ive since found what i want it to look like, and will hopefully be able to recreate it when i redo the substrate.
I have all sorts of plants, stemy, swords, aponogetons, dwarf sag, a whole mess of plants..
What substrate should i redo my tank with?
I know my petsmart has flourite, and maybe flora max.
Ive heard of eco complete, though honestly when i researched last time,i focused on MGOPM, and not other substrates.
I am so lost on what to choose, and im gonna be researching, believe me, but you guys are so knowledgeable, i cant not present this problem to you guys!
50g, 45g, 15g, 10g, 2x2.5g, 2g bowl
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