Adding AquaSoil to existing tank
I've poked around the forum back to threads several years old, and couldn't really find what I was looking for.
I have a bag of Amazonia II just sort of sitting around. I used it to plant my 3g hex a while back, so I have like, 9lbs leftover, at least.
I kind of want to add this leftover stuff on top of the rather thin layer of Eco-Complete in one of my 20h. Issues I've read about are ammonia spikes.
So the questions are...
1) WILL it cause an ammonia spike?
2) Can I add it directly to the tank without emptying the water?
Or should I just tear the whole thing down, add the Aquasoil, and recycle the tank?
I'm leaning against the former simply because I don't really have room for any of the fish right now. I've got some empty 10g lying around but none of them are cycled.