Originally Posted by PuckFanLA
THanks for the reply and please forgive my questions but the OP Old Fish Lady's first post clearly says that you can plant and stock the same day if done correctly with enough plants. Is this no longer accurate info? I'm happy to plant, cycle then stock but from the OP it didn't seem necessary. My betta is perfectly happy in his smaller tank and I don't want to risk his health stocking the new tank early so thank you for the help.
It also depends on the health of your plants. If you have healthy, actively growing plants, like from one of your own tanks, they will take up a lot more ammonia initially than the browning plants I usually see at Petco.