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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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Frozen Plants

Big mistake. Left my large amazon sword plants (2' +) in the car overnight in a styrofoam box while staying at the in-laws. Temps dropped to single digits. When I took the plants out, some of the leaves had ice on them. Is this a complete loss or is some of it still salvageable?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 03:48 AM
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IDK, just try. If they don't work, you've learned a lesson. Great! If they do work, yay! Celebrate by using them in an awesome tank!

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I say just put it in your tank but monitor both the plant and the water quality to make sure it doesn't rot and foul the tank if it has indeed died.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 05:34 PM
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i had some shipped and everything including heat pack froze my temps were in th -10 range but plants seem to be coming back !
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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The leaves are limp so i don't think it'll make it. Attached is after i thawed them out. A good 24 inches
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If the roots are still alive then they should be able to bounce back.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 03:50 AM
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That looks like a perfectly good plant. The roots look good so even tho the leaves are yuck, it should grow new ones.

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