The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants > Plants during the cycling process...

Thread: Plants during the cycling process... Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-15-2012 03:21 PM
BBradbury
Tank Cycling

Quote:
Originally Posted by Option View Post
I've always planted plants while doing a cycling and just about all of my plants have always survived during the cycling without problems. But at this point I've accumulated many difference species that I'm not so sure all of them would tolerate the cycling phase....are there any species of aquatic plants that should not be planted until the cycling process is complete?
Hello Op...

Your post reads like you currently have established tanks. If that's the case, then use some of the media, gravel, decorations and plants to jump start this one.

You can instantly cycle a tank if you use the media from a similar sized tank or larger, with the same filtration. Just remove some of the media from the established tank and put it into the filter of the tank you want to cycle. The good bacteria reproduces with a few hours and replaces what you removed.

I've cycled several of my tanks this way.

Just a couple of thoughts.

B
11-15-2012 03:08 PM
@marko@ plants can utilize NH3 as a N source. its not a problem at all.
11-15-2012 06:44 AM
Green_Flash I am doing it this way as we speak.
11-15-2012 06:06 AM
Hidden Walrus I think plants benefit from cycling conditions. More food for them with all of the ammonia.
11-15-2012 03:57 AM
discuspaul Not that I'm aware of. Should be no problem - go ahead.
If they're not going to do well, it doesn't matter whether your tank is cycling or after the cycle is completed - it's for another reason that they didn't do well.
11-15-2012 03:37 AM
Option
Plants during the cycling process...

I've always planted plants while doing a cycling and just about all of my plants have always survived during the cycling without problems. But at this point I've accumulated many difference species that I'm not so sure all of them would tolerate the cycling phase....are there any species of aquatic plants that should not be planted until the cycling process is complete?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012