Arcticgypsy Posted May 7, 2021 Share Posted May 7, 2021 Wondering if removing / replacing large, plants from the tank will affect the bio-load? My tank well established. It is lightly stocked so not too concerned, but curious. I have a couple Amazon Swords that have seen better days, and I plan to replace them. There were many months I couldn’t get my hands on root tabs, so they are looking pretty ratty. Rather buy a few new ones vs trying to bring these ones back I know from moving them in the past that the roots are covering the entire bottom of the tank. I’m sure those massive roots are playing a big part in managing the bio-load of the tank. If I remove them and replace them with new plants do you think I will likely see spikes in ammonia / nitrites?Tank Details Community Tank Size: 29g Tank age: 2.5yrs Filter: Tidal 55 and a sponge filter Substrate: Caribsea crystal river sand Parameters: Always great. The tank is loaded with plants. It’s so well balanced the only reason I even need to do water changes is Evaporation, and to get rid of some of the detritus. Lightly stocked: cardinal tetras, black neons, a single Angel, a few assassin snails, and a crazy hillstream loach. Everybody’s happy and healthy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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