11-12-2006, 01:27 AM #1Senior Member Flowerhorn
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Adding more plants to one of my tanks
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?
Last edited by freshwaterfishlover; 11-25-2006 at 06:11 AM.
12-31-2013, 07:22 PM #2
Adding plants will never harm fish. The plants actually actively remove nitrates from the water and thus, you can add plants with no worries.29 gallon High-Tech Specs
96 watt Quad T5HO
Pressurized CO2(1 bps)
Black flourite sand (60 lbs)
I have 8 adult guppies, and an insane amount of babies
Crazy High plant load (Jungle!)
12-31-2013, 07:24 PM #3
12-31-2013, 07:36 PM #4
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
12-31-2013, 08:05 PM #5
12-31-2013, 09:16 PM #6
Old thread, now closed
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