Planted Anglefish tank

mnccnm

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Going with Amazon Sword, Java Moss and maybe another easy plant. Should I cycle the tank first or plant the tank first? Will the plants help speed up the cycle at all?
 

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I would cycle with ammonia in the concentration of 3ppm. It may be ok to add plants and could speed up the cycling a bit. It may take 5 weeks or more to complete the cycling.
 

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Unless there will be a lot of fast growing plants, I agree - cycle the tank, then add the plants. When a lot of plants are intended it is possible to do a plant cycle (a silent cycle) which relies on plants to remove ammonia, but it also means adding fish slowly, a few at a time.
 

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