09-26-2012, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Freyja
Marshallsea, I know what the nitrogen cycle is but thoughtful of you to explain though and my filter is actually seeded with gravel from my LFS's established planted tank so it has BB in it. I am also dosing with Seachem Stability. Fishmonger, my tank has plants but is not heavily planted. I just added duckweed today. You are right that many LFSs, and big chains even less, explain the how-tos and benefits of establishing a nitrogen cycle. Better for the fish and for the keeper. I think the behaviour was a one-off because they were normal this evening when I fed them. Changed and dosed water as well. Btw one of my girls seems to be favoring the hidey hole created by the roots of one of my ferns. *crosses fingers*
My bad , I assumed. You see so many newbies who have never heard of the cycle. My first tank with Platys cycled and I was on my second tank before I even heard of a cycle. Chain stores should be ashamed. Glad to hear they're ok.