10-19-2009, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by fighttest
i would suggest adding your plants while it is cycling as this will cyle your tank faster since they act as filtration. any algae that gets onto your plants can be easily removed by just rubbing it off of the leaves
They may well act as filtration, but only if lighting and CO2 are up to the plants needs, a plant is a living thing, why subject it to something unnecessary? and to more than likely kill it?
It wont speed up your cycle at all, it will just feed off some of the available ammonia.