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Re: [APD] Sagittaria Subulata For Sale
As Karen once corrected me, with a planted tank, it's
really not quite the same as cycling.
When you cycle a fish only tank, you are waiting for the
bacteria that convert ammonia to nitrite to develop (about
a week at most) and the thos the convert nitrite to
nitrate, which takes several weeks longer.
With a heavily planted tank, the plants suck up most of the
ammonia. Bacteria still develop sinc ethey share the same
water, but there presence in large amounts is not as
critical as in a fish only tank.
--- Chris Hotte <ecwh at cogeco_ca> wrote:
> S. Hieber wrote:
> >It is possible to set up a planted tank and skip the
> >"cycling" routine. Use lots of plants to start off.
> >take care of things better than patience.
> >Learned that one from Karen Randall and darned if it
> >doesn't work like a charm.
> >Scott H.
> So plants and cycling should work then.
> - Chris H.
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