Ammonia Spike with ADA Aquasoil
This last sunday I purchased a 9 Liter bag of ADA Amazonian AS along with 2 liters of Power Sand Special. This went into an empty 20gallon tall, which I had been using to age water in for my recently shut down 25gallon tall. The 20 gallon is set up now using a Coralife 65 watt 6700K (But i also have a 10,000K I can use), an established XP1, pressurized C02 running 2 bubbls per second, EI dosing macros and micros. Flora: HM, rotala M., and some Vallisneria americana. Fauna: None. These plants are leftovers from my 25gallon which were healthy enough to keep. All the plants seem to have adapted well to the new tank since sunday.
Here's my question.
In order to combat the 3.0mg/l ammonia level i am reading, the womem at Aqua Forest suggested frequent water changes to lower it enough to introduce fish in a few weeks. Now if I do as she advised then following any form of fert reigmen is trivial as any ferts I would add would just be removed with the water change. Also doesn't having an established filter aid in lowering the amonia levels?
The tank is slightly cloudy but I figure it should fade with time.
I'll have pics soon.