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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2014, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Fishless Cycle and Plants

Will going through the fishless cycle such as dosing with ammonia, etc harm new plants? This is a brand new aquascape and the plants are arriving tomorrow. I plan on adding the water slowly as I plant.
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Nope - plant 'em!

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Plants will help the tank cycle faster. Plants will carry some good bacteria in with them.

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OK, thanks. I am going to soak them in a solution that will kill any snail eggs just in case.........
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Some plants can be a little sensitive to high amounts of ammonia. I personally would stay around 1-2ppm when you dose ammonia.
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plants actually help remove ammonia from the water. the more plants you have, the better off you'll be when you stock your tank with fish. the plants will help absorb the ammonia released into your tank by you fish.

your plants should be OK as long as you dose around 1-2ppm, like fewestkitten896 said.
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