I have a 14G BioCube FOWLR
tank. Been up for about 2 months and currently has a clown fish, 2 hermits, 2 snails and a cleaner shrimp. All equipment is currently stock.
Per some advice I received on here, I ordered a media basket setup that includes filter floss, purigen and chemi-pure elite that would go in the 2nd chamber and replace the bio balls.
However, over the weekend I had an ammonia spike which also led
to nitrites and higher nitrates. I was able to get it under control and get the ammonia and nitrites back down to 0 while also lowering the nitrates back down to between 5-10. My clown is also acting normal again now too, so everything appears to be ok.
My question is, will removing the bio balls and setting up the media basket in chamber 2 have any negative effects given what happened over the weekend, or does it not matter since I got the problem under control?
Appreciate any advice! Thanks!!