Fishless Cycle? Plantless Cycle? What Comes After Setup?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by Jnettie, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Jnettie

    JnettieValued MemberMember

    I've got all of my equipment, my substrate and bonsais, rocks and other decor ready to go. So what comes next? Run a fishless and plantless cycle? I've never done a CO2 tank before and I'm not sure if I set it up and cycle it before I add the plants. Set me straight!
  2. david1978

    david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    Plants don't really effect establishing a cycle one way or the other so you can plant before, during or after a fish less cycle. Starting with plants give you some time for the plants to establish and getting at least that part figured out.