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Old 02-24-2015, 03:05 PM   #1
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Fishless Cycling with Plants Question

I am getting ready to start my first fishless cycle on a 29g in the next couple of days. I have a couple of plants right now (java fern and moss ball) and have a few other low tech plants arriving on Thursday. Based on what I've read the last few days, it's benefical to run the temperature in the mid 80s F for optimum bacteria growth. But the range of temperatures for my plants maxs out at 82 F. So I'm assuming I can run my cycle at about 80-82 F with plants and my plants will be okay but it may take just a little longer to complete my cycle. Just would like verification from some more experienced members who have cycled before with plants. Thank you!
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If you have enough plants, the cycle may actually go faster, in spite of the slightly lower temp. Plants also grow BB and act as part of your filter.




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Thank you Coursair! I appreciate that information. Faster would be great but I'm determined to be patient and do it right this time!
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