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  1. Default Cycling and Plants

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    So I may have missed something throughout all of my reading, or the piece of information simply got lost along the way, but I was wondering where plants go in the fishless-cycle equation? I'm nearly ready to start my cycling, but was unsure if I needed to plant my tank before cycling or after the cycle was complete. Being new to this world, my mind can justify either Simple question that I'm sure has been answered elsewhere, but I just couldn't seem to find it. Thanks.
    First 29g Tank: In process

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    Just add them in and set your stuff up as you'd like.

    props to the fishless cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank View Post
    Just add them in and set your stuff up as you'd like.

    props to the fishless cycle.
    Wait...just add them in and set your stuff up as you'd like BEFORE I start the cycle, or AFTER the cycle has completed? lol

    Thanks for the props. I figure I'll do this thing right if I'm investing so much time, energy, and resources into it!
    First 29g Tank: In process

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    Sorry about that,

    Add them in whenever you please (Before, during, after) :) plants don't really have an affect on the cycle-and it may help in making the tank look more real/give you time to scape/cycle at the same time.

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    Perfect. On a somewhat related note, I know the cycle can be encouraged by heat. The cycle thread says to turn your heater up all the way. I have a Eheim Jager heater that goes to 92 degrees (I think...). Would 92 be too hot to encourage growth of beneficial bacteria? It not, would 92 degrees hurt the plants at all? Not sure how sensitive aquarium plants are/can be to heat.
    First 29g Tank: In process

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    i'm not sold on 92 being that ideal for the BB to grow.

    I think planted-no fish, running at 86-88 would be ideal and not hurt the plants.

    plus-setting your jager to its max would mean its nearly on 24/7 and that's a sure way to hinder it's lifecycle.

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    Well... don't underestimate the built quality of a jager.

    92F is 33c? That's very hot for most plants. 82f is a good temperature.

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    I wasn't planning on cranking the heat up all the way, but glad I asked. 82f will be my target!
    First 29g Tank: In process

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