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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?

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Yes you can just weight down the plants. You could even leave it floating and it would do fine.

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