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Timing fish introduction ( was Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #194)

> Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 12:07:24 -0700
> From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #194

Tom answered Jack with:


> Add fish the next day(algae eaters). Pack the tank from very start with
> plants, DO NOT WAIT FOR THEM TO GROW IN. Add them from the start.
> After you need to prune the plants a couple of times, add the main fish,
> about a month or so later.

OK, Tom, I understood and probably agreed with the rest of this post, 
but the fish delay thing confuses me. Can you explain why you say to do 
it this way? [Remember, I'm a fishkeeper who keeps plants as much for 
the fish's sake as for appearance. :-) I'm not a sane aquatic gardener.]


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