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ive been in the hobby for a couple of years now (aquariums not plants) and one thing ive never found out is if plants can handle the affects of a nitrogen cycle, infact i cant find this even on the internet. help please
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I put my plants in when my tank was still cycling (nitrites were off the charts for a while) and they all survived. Plants also like ammonia. They act as a filter and help break down ammonia.


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in short ... yes.

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ive been in the hobby for a couple of years now (aquariums not plants) and one thing ive never found out is if plants can handle the affects of a nitrogen cycle, infact i cant find this even on the internet. help please
The plants will also introduce bacteria and other micro organisms that help speed up the nitrogen cycle.
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