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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Air trapped under substrate

Forgive me, I'm new to planted tanks. I Just setup an aquarium, and after filling the aquarium I noticed air trapped in the substrate. I can see trapped bubbles where the aqua soil rests against the glass. I left it for a few days hoping it would resolve itself, but I dont see that happening. Can this be a potential problem ? How should I resolve this if it is a problem ?

And one more thing. My aquasoil is leeching an extremely high amount of ammonia. How long will it do this ?
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It will eventually go away, don't worry. The bubbles diffuse very slowly at first because they are covered in a layer of Aquasoil dust/organics.

I have found AS to leech ammonia for about 3-4 weeks after filling with water, but your mileage may vary.


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You can always take a chopstick or something similar to stir the substrate to release the bubbles if they're bugging you too much. =)
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You can always take a chopstick or something similar to stir the substrate to release the bubbles if they're bugging you too much. =)
I tried this and it makes quite a mess as the powder coated bubbles rise up


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