Oh, duh! No wonder they are looking a little dry.I will plant them today. Thanks! I think I may have fixed the Metaframe! I put hot water in it, then refilled it with hot again, then chilled it with cool water. It is full and sitting on newspaper on the kitchen floor, so far no leaks!! I will still take your tips though, just in case.
I was informed yesterday that both of my fish will be delayed until the end of the month. It's ok though because it gives me more time to settle the tanks.