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Live plants while cycling
Old 12-16-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
 
Live plants while cycling

hi,
i have decided that i would really like some live plants in my aquarium (amazon sword, hornwort,and a carpet plant). I am currently fishlessly cycling my tank using fish food. My ammonia levels are about at there peak, and nitrite yet to rise. could i add a couple plants in a day or two, or would i be better to wait until my tank has finished cycling (if so what do i add first fish or plants?).
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:10 PM   #2
 
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I'd go ahead and add them right away. They'll help the cycle run its course... and you may end up with a shorter, much less drastic cycle.

What's the reading on the Ammonia (just out of curiosity)?
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
 
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I'd go ahead and add them right away. They'll help the cycle run its course... and you may end up with a shorter, much less drastic cycle.

What's the reading on the Ammonia (just out of curiosity)?
I agree 100% with Hawkian. When I first set up my display tank I stuffed it with plants, instant cycle. Wish I would have done the same thing with my 6gl but that was long before I knew any better!
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:43 AM   #4
 
my ammonia is at about 4 ppm with just fish food. Thanks can't wait to add plants
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:18 AM   #5
 
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Absolutely plant strait away, that will help your cycle a ton and its of cause wonderful for the fish and tank stability later on too.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:36 PM   #6
 
Plants plants plants

I agree with everyone here that supports PLANTS..
I have done this in each and every tank I own
including the one I am building right now..
WHICH I MIGHT ADD.. is located in a build
thread in the DIY Aquarium
section of this Forum.... go check out my plants
I just purchased 4 more and they look so SAD in such
a big tank.. ( LoL )

thanks
Ron
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