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How to avoid ammonia spike

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hi all! I just had a quick question about how to avoid or decrease ammonia spikes. I want to rescape my tank and move plants around, but I have live fauna and I am afraid they might die if I do a rescape and cause an ammonia spike. Any tips and tricks will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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if u keep ur tank maintenance up, have good filtration. decent flow. u won't have an ammonia problem
people rescape all the time. if there is a small amount of flow through the substrate with decent oygen levels the bacteria there have already converted most if not all the debris into nitrates...

assuming there is a spike. if u've taken care of ur tank. it should be minimal around the .2 range or less. the filter will handle that quite rapidly
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