Originally Posted by Mebbid
Plants actually enjoy ammonia quite a bit. It's more likely that they were just adjusting to your aquarium. What kind are they?
It took me about 2 weeks to cycle my 29g tank but I had some seeded material to use to help it along.
I'm not sure what kind of plant it is (newbie, and all). I wanted something tall and upright that the fish could easily swim around and wouldn't spread out. It has long thin blade like leaves and is very tall. it seems to be sending out a bloom of some sort on a long thin stem.
The aquarium people told me my system (Marineland with led
hood) does not provide enough light but the next choice up in lights required very expensive lighting which I'm not ready to invest in. I thought I would give it a go and see what happened. I can always replace the plants as Kumi munches them.
Do you quarantine your plants before adding them? Or do a wash of some sort?