How to fix root tabs leeching into WC

ZeroSum

Current water parameters are, 1.0ppm ammonia, 0 nitrates, 0 nitrites and 7.1-7.2 ph water is 77 degrees. I accifentally stirred up my black flourite sand substrate about a month ago causing what i would assume was the release of nutrients etc into the water column. Ive since then added more sand to my already 3"+ substrate bed to cap it off since i could not see any visible particles of the root tabs i wanted to make sure it was cover up. Only added about 1/8-1/4" more. Ive also done 40-50% water changes 2-3 times a week. Over time the ammonia comes back and its seeming like its coming back to levels of about 1.0ppm more and more slowly as i do the water changes but its still coming back. Can abyone offer and other advice as far as this goes? Also managed to kill all the freshly planted dwarf sag that i had planted, thought it might just be meltback from readjusting but ALL the leafs died on each bunch so i believe theur toast. Only other chems is use is prime and stability with each water change and 2× weekly does of excel and florish, flourish +iron.
 

bobduhgeek

What else is planted in the tank? How is it doing? My understanding of the Black flourite is that it will leach ammonia for months. Heavy planting, frequent water changes and time seem like the solution. Someone else might have a better method.
 
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ZeroSum

What else is planted in the tank? How is it doing? My understanding of the Black flourite is that it will leach ammonia for months. Heavy planting, frequent water changes and time seem like the solution. Someone else might have a better method.
Well for starters i didnt know the black flourite from seachem would leech ammonia. Thought it wad just good for binding with nutrients so rooted plants can absorb better. Its why i chose it anyways. I have currently. Dwarf hairgrass, dwarf sag, juncus repens, nana petite, java moss, narrow java fern and regular java fern. My nana petite also melted alittle. My other maun concern is that since this has been happening with the ammonia my tank had also gotten this grey slime that coats the plants and i feel as though its choking them off/keeping them from photosynthesizing. Hioefully more people will have an idea but i do thank you. Attatched is a picture of my juncus repens, one is cleaned off the others have slime.
I also had fairy moss but ive had bad luck keeping any floaters in my tank
 

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bobduhgeek

What filtration do you have? Cut way back on the light for a day.
 
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ZeroSum

What filtration do you have? Cut way back on the light for a day.
I have a marineland 360c magnum canister filter. In one week i have to do the monthly cleaning on the filter so maybe its because im close to having to change the filter floss and clean/replace carbon.
Bump for the morning. Anyone else happen to havr an idea? Will cut the light to 5 hrs for the next 3 days thanks bob! You think that stuff is algae then?
 
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