Originally Posted by chodovet
Hello all, I'm new to this forum as I endeavor to set up a 29 gallon el natural style tank. Ammonia is at 4ppm since yesterday - this is mostly from the substrate I guess.
Okay so, should I do a water change or just wait? I hate to throw away the nutrients that plants could use, but also don't want to burn them.
Welcome to APC!
I would do water changes every few days until water clears and ammonia gets down to traces. With 4 ppm ammonia, you can be sure that the soil is pumping out an incredible
amount of plant nutrients.