Organic Potting Mix / Wilting Plants / H2S?
I apologize for not reading through discussions, etc., and perhaps not asking this in the right place or something. I previously had a planted tank and this site was a wealth of good info.
I friend told me about using Jiffy organic seed starting mix as a base substrate, which I did under an eco-complete cap. I think I may have gone too deep with the organic mix (2” at the back). It created tannins for two weeks. Still no fish yet.
But now, the stem plant’s old leaves started wilting and I smelled gas. If I poke thru the cap I get bubbles of, I’m assuming, hydrogen sulfide H2S. Is there any kind of plant or snail or something that could use to eliminate this issue or do I have to take the tank down?
Mazanita Wood (has some white fungus)
54 gallon corner bowfront aquarium
Eheim 2217 with their media
Magnum 350 with carbon
78 watts of T5HO lights for 8 hours.
Pressurized CO2 with a diffuser I made from a JEBO filter.
Cycled with Ammonia
Dosing KN03, KH2PO4, K2SO4, Fe Gluconate and Trace alternate days 6days/wk