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    Quick question: Does a planted tank need to be cycled? I'm guessing not if the plants are healthy and growing. Comments?

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    A planted tank does still need to be cycled unless it is very heavily planted and very lightly stocked. Here is an example of a moderately planted tank and you will see it still needs cycling to be a healthy environment for fish, http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117364
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    The tank will cycle whether you try to do it or not. I suppose if there were a LOT of plants and next to no fish, you might never register any ammonia in the first place. But that would be an extreme that I would never expect to see in an aquarium setup.

    Cycle the tank. The plants might make it easier/faster, but it's still going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zander View Post
    that would be an extreme that I would never expect to see in an aquarium setup..
    Using a lot of plants and only a few fish is what we call a silent cycle. The plants use up the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate fast enough so it isn't toxic to the fish. It's not extreme nor is it difficult but most people don't have the discipline for it.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    I recommend cycling for 3-4 weeks fishless(or with cheap and hardy fish) to be safe from possible nitrate spikes.

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    Makes sense. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    Quick question: Does a planted tank need to be cycled? I'm guessing not if the plants are healthy and growing. Comments?

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    The plants won't care if it is. The fish will.

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