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Cycling a new planted aquarium....add plants before or after cycling??
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Cycling a new planted aquarium....add plants before or after cycling??
- From: "Lorenzo Rota" <lorenzo1961 at hotmail_com>
- Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:23:25 -0700
Im finding conflicting information regarding setup of new planted aquariums
and would like some clarification.
Basically...when initially setting up a new tank....should I fill it, add
some hardy 'cycling' fish and "Cycle"( or similar bacteria additive) and
wait for the "30 day cycle" to complete before I add plants....OR...do I
plant right after I fill it...then add the hardy fish and bacteria additive?
One source that I found recommended waiting the full 30 days for the tank to
cycle before adding plants, claiming that plants can 'throw off" the cycle
Any clarification appreciated.
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