Aquarium Setup • Can you put plants into a tank during a fish less cycle?

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Can you put plants into a tank during a fish less cycle?

Postby Brian2020 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:39 pm

Looking to do a fish less cycle and wanted to know if it would affect live plants.
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Re: Can you put plants into a tank during a fish less cycle?

Postby BillD » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:10 pm

Yes. The plants may consume some of the ammonia, but, they are also a source of nitifying bacteria.
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Re: Can you put plants into a tank during a fish less cycle?

Postby Brian2020 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:31 pm

Thank you.
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