Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Orange County, CA
Cycling Plants & New Tank Set-Up
I am re-setting up a tank so I was thinking about getting Hygrophila corymbosa 1) because it grows fast so it can help outcompete algae and, 2) is a good nitrate buster. However, I don't really want this plant in the tank long term.
That being said, since it will only be used as a cycling plant that I would probably only have for a month or so, does it need to be planted in the substrate? Or could I have it weighted & bunched together so that the substrate doesn't have to be disturbed until the plants I wish to put in on a more permanent basis can be added to the tank?
100 Gal Tank
- 2x Fluval LED (8 hours) &
- 1x Current Satellite LED (10 hours)