Cycling tank and plants

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Maltese, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Maltese

    MalteseValued MemberMember

    I have a new aquarium that is totally uncycle. Do I need to wait for the cycle to finish before doing plants or can I add them right away
  2. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    You can add plants at anytime, doesn't necessarily need a cycled tank.

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  3. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    In my experience, you can add the hardier of the plants, but I wouldn't try adding the more delicate plants until the tank is cycled. AquaticBrandon!
  4. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    You can add any kind of plants. It won't hurt the cycle at all, or will having plants in an uncycled tank affect the plants. In my experience I have cycled my tanks while having live plants and they were fine.

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  5. happyfins14

    happyfins14Valued MemberMember

    I had anacharis, java ferns, water wisteria, and an anubias in my cycling 5 gallon betta tank and they are completely fine :) correct me if I'm wrong, but don't plants help the cycle a bit, or is that completely unrelated?
  6. OP

    MalteseValued MemberMember

    Thanks everyone!
  7. TanksbyTim

    TanksbyTimValued MemberMember

    You seem to have your answer, but just to throw something out there, I think plants actually benefit the cycle. Good luck with your tank! :)