03-13-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CinBos
So if I were to throw live plants in my 125 gal, I wouldnt have to necessarily cycle it?
Not if you have enough of them. You would need to let the plants establish themselves to soak up the ammonia and nitrite. You would need A LOT of plants. This would also raise the capacity of fish in the tank (you could over stock with not too much maintenance). Try it out.
I'm cycling a tank with plants and fish in it right now. I have a 29 gallon with 11 neon tetras, 7 black widow tetras, 6 bronze corys and 2 lyretail mollies. I have 2 ferns, 2 corkscrew vals, 2 sword plants, 1 hornwort, 1 cabomba and 3 mondo grass plants. I need more plants so I am still having to do water changes AT LEAST every other day.
Byron goes beast though and puts mass plants in his tank. I need more $$ for that :/ I need more plants otherwise I wouldn't have to change the water as much. It works well (if you have A LOT of plants).
Last edited by Termato; 03-13-2012 at 02:45 PM..