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RE: [APD] Re: 1st Planted Tank questions

Gradually, as the aquatic gardening hobby grows, the old
myths will be revised ;-)

--- Liz Wilhite <liz_wilhite at hotmail_com> wrote:

> >From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> >Forget about the cycling that one has to do with a
> >fish-only tank. Cycling is a holdover from the fish-only
> >days and the whole point of that is to grow bacteria to
> >deal with the stuff that plants can deal with. Not quite
> >brave enough to trust the plants?
> Thanks. Got the same recommendation off list.  I came
> close to asking this 
> list 3 weeks ago if I really had to cycle the tank. 
> Everywhere else I asked 
> the question  I got the "must cycle!" routine.  I should
> have gone with what 
> I knew -- when I was a kid all my fish died until I put a
> lot of plants in 
> the tank.  The plants came from a local pond -- the fish
> store had only 
> dying plants -- and brought a colony of planaria with
> them.  The tank got 
> about 5 hours of sun a day.  It worked fine until puberty
> when suddenly 
> everythig acted neglected. :-)
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