I hope this is the right place. I have to move my tank (60L) in about a months time, and want to rescape the tank considering it will already be drained. I want to change the substrate from an inert gravel to ADA amazonia owing to the fact i want to grow some more plants/get a carpet going.
Based on the information that i have read online, i know that amazonia produces alot of ammonia initially. I currently have a fully cycled eheim 2215 and a small filter inside the tank. I am planning on keeping my tank inhabitants (rcs and neon tetras) in a bucket/container until i get a 0 ammonia reading.
I was wondering if this would be the best approach and how long it will take for the tank to become safe for shrimp/fish using my cycled canister filter?