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Scarlet Temple in new tank

I’m cycling my new tank.
I ordered a BUNCH of plants marked “easy” from Aquarium Co-Op, including a Scarlet Temple.

Upon further research (after I ordered it) I realized red plants are special snowflakes that require a meth lab to grow 🙂 and also that they don’t love it when it’s TOO hot and I had my heater cranked up to like 82 for cycling purposes.

My original Scarlet Templed got roughed up in shipping. So I sent a pic to Aquarium Co-Op and they were SUPER nice and sent me another plant (and I weaseled a couple of moss balls without having to pay shipping heehee)

So now my original plant is a goopy stump.

My new plant looks good.

I decided to float him (saw a YouTube video where one was floating) figured maybe I can try it that way.

I have little faith that I can save this guy without CO2 in a filter sand substrate with some root tabs.

But is there anything I can do to at least give him a fighting chance?

I lowered my temp to 79 (which I think is still to high but I do need to create a good environment for my bacteria)

Will floating him help? Or is that just silly?


First plant - on arrival and then a few days later
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First plant today 😞
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New plant floating. Looks ok for now (only day 3)
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