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  1. #1

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    Default Adding more plants to one of my tanks

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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?
    Last edited by freshwaterfishlover; 11-25-2006 at 05:11 AM.

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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.
    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!)

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    0 Not allowed!
    Agree. Plants remove nitrates

  4. #4


    0 Not allowed!
    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
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

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    It's from 2006.

    PlantedGuppy - can you stop posting on ancient threads? It's pointless and wastes everyone's time.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

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    Old thread, now closed
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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