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i've heard that fast growing stem plants along with fish help in cycling a tank. which plants would be good for getting the cycle up and running?
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i've heard that fast growing stem plants along with fish help in cycling a tank. which plants would be good for getting the cycle up and running?
Rotala indica, ludwiga repens, ambulia, bacopa. Personally, I find floaters work best. These include: water lettuce, cardamine lyrata, elodea, riccia, and hornwort.
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floating plants.... stem plants.... the more the better.
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Floating plants are easier to remove if you are not planning on a planted tank after the cycling is complete.

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