I finally have my 20 gallon cycled aquairum up and runnng. As I was showing it to my neighbor, I mentioned I had live plants not just for the look, but also because it helped with the waste the fish produced. Also, that if you had plants you can , in some cases, can add fish right away. He asked if that meant the carrying capacity of the aquarium was more than the 1 gallon per inch due to the the plants and the biological filter. I told him I wasn't sure. So, I'm posting here. Does anyone know? Thank you in advance.
OK, thanks. Currently, I have 10 neon tetras was thinking aoubt adding more fish. Maybe glow-lite tetra or guppies, but the 1 to 1 "rule" gave me pause. My tank has gone from medium planted to heavily planted as I plan to add some Wisteria and javas.