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Old 01-21-2018, 10:18 AM   #1
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Should I take my plants out?

Right now I'm nearing to the end of my fishless cycle and I've added plants to my tank. However, getting mixed information on the pros and cons of having plants during the cycle. Don't want them to die but also worried about where to keep them if I have to take them out? Ammonia is at 1ppm, 0 Nitrites and around 40-80ppm Nitrates. Thoughts? Thanks
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:29 AM   #2
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Should I take my plants out?

I think if you have a bunch of real sensitive stems then need to be careful. If not, keep ammonia where it is and allow your pants to establish, win-win
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:43 AM   #3
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:02 AM   #4
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I think those are both heavy root feeders so their impact on the water parameters may be minimal..
Many cycle with plants and no fish often. It is known as 'Silent cycling '...
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:15 AM   #5
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Yeah it's just confusing me because I'm already well in to the fishless cycle etc and definitely am close to tank being cycled. I've put some root tabs in to ensure they're getting fed and they're in Fluval Stratum. I'll keep an eye on my parameters anyway, like I said it's 1ppm ammonia today which is the lowest it's ever been in 3 weeks and it was 2 yesterday. Watching a video now about planted tanks and cycling just to clarify my concerns
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Have fun with it. If you see brown edges that is ammonia burn. I had a sword that lost all of its leaves due to ammonia burn. Once the water bounced back it was beautiful
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jen...

The nitrogen level you have isn't going to hurt your plants. Plants prefer water with a lower pH.

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The nitrogen level you have isn't going to hurt your plants. Plants prefer water with a lower pH.

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I do have low pH 😁 Thank you for the information 💕
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Definitely keep them there plants love a fishless cycle!!!
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I do have low pH 😁 Thank you for the information 💕
I have 8.4 pH and my plants do ok. I think they might actually adapt like fish do to pH.
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