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Plants only, no filtration? (temporary)

So I just acquired a 55G tank, and want to move some plants into it from a pair of 20's that I have. I plan to set up a sump using a 10G, but I am waiting on some glass drill bits to plumb it up and a few other components, as well as filter media.

I was really wanting to begin setting this tank up tonight, but it may be as long as 2 weeks before I can get the parts to install the sump. With no fish in the tank, will the plants be okay with no filtration? Do I need to hook up a pump to circulate the water, or will they be okay in standing water? My 20's are overflowing with plants and I really want to move some out as soon as possible.

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So I just acquired a 55G tank, and want to move some plants into it from a pair of 20's that I have. I plan to set up a sump using a 10G, but I am waiting on some glass drill bits to plumb it up and a few other components, as well as filter media.

I was really wanting to begin setting this tank up tonight, but it may be as long as 2 weeks before I can get the parts to install the sump. With no fish in the tank, will the plants be okay with no filtration? Do I need to hook up a pump to circulate the water, or will they be okay in standing water? My 20's are overflowing with plants and I really want to move some out as soon as possible.

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Im assuming, 2 weeks with no filter n plants only. you should be ok,
are you dosing the plants?
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Water movement would be best, but no filtration shouldn't really be a problem.
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No dosing, they are low light plants (anubias, java ferns, etc.)... Using T5's and DIY CO2 setup.
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I can drop a pump in the tank to keep the water moving, that's not a problem.
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I noticed that you are waiting on some glass drill bits. Are you planning on drilling the sump tank or the main tank? If it's the main tank, don't set it up and drill it with water in it. If the worst occurs, you'll have a massive clean up job. Sometimes tanks break when you drill them.
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I am drilling the main tank for an overflow to the sump... I'm only wanting to put about 8" of water in the tank right now, and I would drain that before drilling.
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