Does adding ADA aquasoil to an existing tank cause ammonia spike
I posted a question earlier about adding aquasoil to an existing tank in order to lower pH. Tank is 5gallon hex. Well I went ahead and ordered a 3litre bag of Aquasoil Amazonia Normal type.
I have heard that adding the aquasoil to an existing tank could cause an ammonia spike. Has anyone gone through this or heard of this happening? I would only be adding a small amount (maybe a litre or so) of the substrate since I already have 2inches of ecocomplete in the tank. I have also heard it doesn't take much aquasoil to lower the pH, which is a good thing in my situation. Again, anyone ever added a small amount and seen their pH drop?
I am wanting to get some CRS and CBS for the tank and know that my pH of 7.8 is not going to agree with these shrimp. Right now the only inhabitants of the tank are 4 RCS and 3 amanos. It is planted with HC, wisteria, and soon to be riccia and pellia. I have diy co2 as well.
Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as this is my first planted tank and am learning on trial and error.