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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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I hear you. I am keeping the ammonia levels at ~5ppm which is the recommended levels until nitrites start showing. I have read that plants are beneficial in a fishless cycle as they absorb some of the ammonia/nitrites. If nothing else, they add surface for the beneficial bacteria to colonize. But I'd like to be able to keep them and I haven't been able to determine if I should fertilize during the cycle or not.

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