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You can add plants after the tank is started with no issues.@Lorekeeper, probably fish flake since I still have a bunch of it left. I'll get the tank drained & cleaned this weekend. Is it best to add live plants before the tank is completely filled, or can I fill the tank & start cycling and add the plants later? I found an aquarium store in my city that I'd like to try (instead of going back to Petco) but not sure I'll be able to get there this weekend.
@BluMan1914, I've never properly cycled a tank before! That was my problem. I've read the articles on this site about starting a cycle, so I'm going to attempt to follow those instructions.
Should I change the filter media, or keep the one I was using with my last group of fish?
I'd recommend aiming for about 2PPM of ammonia, although as long as there's some flakes in the tank, you'll be fine. Don't let ammonia or nitrite get over 4 PPM.