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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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help HC carpet plant came before tank


i am making a new tank and my main plant is going to be HC

well i ordered the plant and it came before the tank ,the tank will be ready after about a month so how to keep the HC healthy for now

note: i will be doing emarsed HC start

so please tell me what to do with the HC till the tank arrive ?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:53 PM
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If i read correctly you won't have the tank for a month? In that case you can plant it in a small plastic container or something. What container did the HC come in?
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- Get a plastic container.
- put sand or soil or whatever you can find that can be used as "substrate". Anywhere from 0.5 to 1" thick should be enough.
- Put enough water to cover substrate.
- Lay HC on top of substrate.
- Cover plastic container with clear plastic wrap (saran wrap?).
- Put container somewhere where it gets some sun. (A desk lamp would also work, LOL)
- Check on the HC everyday, spray some water on them if needed.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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HC cam in a bag xdestry

thank you zergling well i understand that i sould keep it emersed till tank be ready then

and zergling i should put that plastic container in Direct Sun light ?
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