A VERY lot more than I do. Why are you adding bacteria at every water change? I have 5 gallon buckets for waste water and 2 gallon buckets for refill. I have 4 dishpans I use when cleaning my canister. I clean deco when needed. I clean my filter when I start to see junk floating around. Usually...
I meant the roots that are already in the substrate that will get ripped when I move the branch. Not all will come out. It has been there awhile.
Well I moved the branch and the roots were pretty big. I'll just have to clean that area really good to see if I can get a bunch out.
If you have prime in the water just test it again tomorrow. If it is still a little high change some water only and add some prime to it. It was probably a small spike due to the new fish. I bet its fine tomorrow. If not water change! :p
Im not sure weather it is safer or not. But I think the heat fil would have the same results. Mine doesn't have any kind of bonding on the package. Myself I would not use the resin if I had a choice. Just for future safety.