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Cycling a new planted aquarium....add plants before or after cycling??


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 process.

Any clarification appreciated.

Lorenzo Rota

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