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Retro&Plants

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Hi, I'm new to keeping fish and am starting up my tank. I'm wondering if it's okay to have live plants in the tank while starting the cycle and whether that is beneficial or harmful. I put anubius and java fern in and I just want to make sure my plants aren't going to die already while I'm starting the tank.
 

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Plants are hugley beneficial in a fish tank. It is possible to overdose them on ammonia but if you follow the instructions here they should be ok.

Just in case you didn't know (apologies if you do) the plants you mentioned both grow from rhizomes so the "roots" should not be buried but should be tied or attached to wood, rock or ornaments. Many people use black thread - I'm lazy so I use superglue :)
 
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