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    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?
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    Adding plants will never harm fish. The plants actually actively remove nitrates from the water and thus, you can add plants with no worries.
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    Agree. Plants remove nitrates

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    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
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    LOCK THIS POST

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