Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SF East Bay Area
Oh well and LOL.
As to the original question: yes it will help to speed up the cycle. The more plants you throw in the faster it will complete. Using a seeded filter / substrate / the right type of BB additive will speed it up even faster. Assuming you have no livestock in the new tank, you can skip the massive daily water changes. Still, expect to wait a week or two, at best.
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