09-09-2008, 08:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
| | Re: Help with Schultz aquatic plant soil
I washed mine thoroughly and did not think much of it. Water was slightly cloudy when I filled the tank. I added 1 male Endler to my 55G that had 4 bags of Schultz. The next day I tested for ammonia and if was maxed on the API card. I quickly added filter media from my 10G and dosed the tank with prime. After ~ 1 week I had a nitrite spike to maxed, then settled in. It was basically a free fishless cycle but I wish I knew beforehand.
My Schultz had small little blue balls in it that looked to be capsules, like ferts. Well I believe this is the cause of the ammonia and my following algae outbreak.
I did not remove these blue pills which I prob should have. I'm not sure what they contain, but I did squish one or 2 in the water and something cloudy came out of it. Must be some kind of time release normal fert, I'm not sure if it was NH3 or NH4+?
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