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Old 08-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #11 
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Originally Posted by LittleBettaFish View Post

However, be aware, they will cause an ammonia spike (sometimes up to around 8ppm) due to leeching when first put in. However, by using a seeded filter and doing plenty of water changes you are usually able to speed up the process.

It is best to plant heavily with stems and floaters at first and then gradually phase these out, as more delicate plants can melt when exposed to high levels of ammonia.
You totally just explained why I killed all my snails and plants when I tried to plant my 14 gallon tank. The wisteria bunches literally disintegrated I was wondering what could have killed everything so fast.
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