I got an ammonia spike tonight after I've been at 0 ammonia and nitrites for the last 10 days and between 5 and 10 for nitrates.
Here is what i did since my last test yesterday evening:
20% water change (forgot to add prime before putting the water in the tank. However the water was in the bin for 24 hrs) added prime after the water is in the tank
Siphonned some of the sand surface ( i have a dsb of 3 to 4 inches)
During siphonning, saw a dead body of a shrimp added saturday morning.
Gave food yesterday and an algae wafer to the shrimps. They finished eating it this morning.
I have had ammonia spikes regularly during weeks 6 to 8 of the tank but since 10 days i was at 0. Anything i could have done that could do this?
This is a fluval edge 12g planted with hygro, cabomba and anubias.
I currently have 6 neons, 2 black phantoms, 5 amanos, 4 yellow shrimp and a nerite snail.
i am at week 11 for the tank.
I also dose flourish(2 times a week 1ml) and flourish excel (daily 1ml)
Thanks for your help... Getting tired of these amonia spikes....