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How soon can I introduce live plants into tropical aquarium?

How soon can I introduce live plants into tropical aquarium?

Postby SusieP » 17 Dec 2013, 10:24

Hey,

How long do I have to wait before I can start introducing live plants into my tropical aquarium?

Thanks!
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Re: How soon can I introduce live plants into tropical aquar

Postby FishED » 17 Dec 2013, 10:27

Hello

You can of course add in plants into your aquarium at any point. But I do advise that its a good idea to put in the new plants after you have a well established a filtration system working along side a community of fish at hand. Reason being is that by this time the waste produced by your fishes would have successfully converted from Ammonia> Nitrite> Nitrate. Plants cannot take up nitrogen (essential for thier growth ie protein sysnthesis) in the form of ammonia or nitrite but take up nitrate very easily via their root system. So to ensure your plants have the best chance in growth and proliferation I would suggest that you take a sample of your tank water to your nearest aquatics retailer where they can check your water perameters (usually for free).
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