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    Hay Guys

    My old tank broke had send it back to the manufacture due to a small leak I temporary re-home my fish to a friends tank but hes got no room for plants
    I'm gonna start the ammonia cycling in my new tank tomorrow.

    I want try save the plants but what be the best way to do this?

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    Keep them moist with a moderate(not strong) light source. You do not have to submerge them completely, as that may encourage algae to grow since the plants are in a fairly unbalanced environment, but make sure leaves and especially roots stay moist.
    Make sure the plant stems don't compact together. Turn and rinse the plants with dechlorinated water every few days.
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    I just used an empty 5 gallon bucket with a strip light over it when I had to hold plants for awhile.

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    If you have your tank, then put your plants in it. Plants like ammonia just as much, if not more, than they like nitrate. As long as you have your lighting, then put the plants in.

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    Would't the plant be taking the ammonia more than the Bactria causing the cycle to take longer?
    or it would't make that much of a difference ?
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    It wouldn't make enough of a difference to not do it IMO. You need a place to keep your plants, and you have a tank. I would put them in your tank.

    What happened to your tanks filter that it is not still cycled from before your first tank leaked?

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    It wouldn't make enough of a difference to not do it IMO. You need a place to keep your plants, and you have a tank. I would put them in your tank.

    What happened to your tanks filter that it is not still cycled from before your first tank leaked?
    the old filter is back in the new tank. with old gravel and ornaments

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    Quote Originally Posted by WelshY View Post
    the old filter is back in the new tank. with old gravel and ornaments
    Did anything dry out? If not, then your tank is cycled. Get your fish from your friend, and you should not have a problem.

    When cycling a tank, you are cycling a filter. The filter is what holds most of the bacteria. Not the water, and not the tank. Some will grow in the substrate and maybe on the ornaments. But if your filter media never dried out, then there is no reason to not add your fish. If you are worried about it, get some media from your friend who has your fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kim92 View Post
    Did anything dry out? If not, then your tank is cycled. Get your fish from your friend, and you should not have a problem.

    When cycling a tank, you are cycling a filter. The filter is what holds most of the bacteria. Not the water, and not the tank. Some will grow in the substrate and maybe on the ornaments. But if your filter media never dried out, then there is no reason to not add your fish. If you are worried about it, get some media from your friend who has your fish.
    Before you do that I'd test it for a couple of days just to make sure. Chances are its fine but better safe then sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kim92 View Post
    Did anything dry out? If not, then your tank is cycled. Get your fish from your friend, and you should not have a problem.

    When cycling a tank, you are cycling a filter. The filter is what holds most of the bacteria. Not the water, and not the tank. Some will grow in the substrate and maybe on the ornaments. But if your filter media never dried out, then there is no reason to not add your fish. If you are worried about it, get some media from your friend who has your fish.
    Yes it dry out, at wait then for my tank be collected and wait for a replacement, just was not 100% off effects off adding ammonia to 5ppm with plants.

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