View Full Version : Adding more plants to one of my tanks

11-12-2006, 01:27 AM
In my 30 Gallon tank I currently have 3 bundles Anacharis,1 Cabomba, one Ludwigia and one Sword plant . As you all know, adding plants to a tank brings the Nitrate up.

I was thinking of adding one or 2 more Cabomba plants to my tank and was worried that the sudden rise in nitrate would harm the fish.

If I add the plants and do a immediate water change, will the fish be ok? If the plants will harm the fish, is there any way to add plants without harming the fish?

12-31-2013, 07:22 PM
Adding plants will never harm fish. The plants actually actively remove nitrates from the water and thus, you can add plants with no worries.

12-31-2013, 07:24 PM
Agree. Plants remove nitrates

12-31-2013, 07:36 PM
Fish waste ---produces---> Ammonia
---bacteria convert to---> Nitrite
---bacteria convert to---> Nitrate
--gets reduced by--> Plants using up the nitrate and you doing water changes.

Plants are awesome thumbs2:

12-31-2013, 08:05 PM

It's from 2006.

PlantedGuppy - can you stop posting on ancient threads? It's pointless and wastes everyone's time.

12-31-2013, 09:16 PM
Old thread, now closed