Will Hornwort prolong my fish-in cycle?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by markah1, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. markah1Valued MemberMember


    I have a 10 gallon that i am doing a fish-in cycle with (unexpectedly inherited some fish.. long story).

    Anyways, ammonia levels are about 0.25 and many other users suggested I use TSS for me tank (another long story) to cycle it.

    Will my hornwort compete for ammonia with the bacteria from the TSS? Am I prolonging the cycle?

  2. James95Well Known MemberMember

    Depends on how much hornwort you have. If there's only a couple of bunches in your tank they shouldn't have much of an affect on the cycle.
  3. markah1Valued MemberMember

    I'm not sure if they are considered bunches but I have three "strands" of this stuff in my tank about 8 inches long.
  4. angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

    It shouldn't prolong it that much if at all... and it will help with your water quality, keeping your fishes happier throughout the cycle.
  5. markah1Valued MemberMember

    Its only been in for one day but the all the hornwort in my tank now has the same white strand-like substance on it. Literally every inch of my tank is covered in this stuff and I have no idea what it is. It first started with my java moss and now the gravel and hornwort have it. It looks gross and is taking over my tank.. this probably deserves its own thread though..

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