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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Mini-M leaking...save my plants . help.

This has been such a *great* week for my tank (not!). My Eheim filter seal broke, and water was everywhere on the floor. And now today the bottom of my Mini-M started leaking. It stinks cuz I recently started dosing and adding DIY CO2 and the plants were booming.

The plants I have are HC, dwarf hairgrass and fissidens fontanus. I pulled them all out and put them in small container dishes with Aquasoil. I'm not sure if the following is the proper way to salvage them...I just layed the HC on top of the soil and rooted the hairgrass. Not sure what to do with the fissidens mosses...right now they are still tied to rocks. Should I lay them on some soil too?

I put all the dishes in the empty tank, and covered it with plastic wrap. The lights still go on with the timer as usual.

Should they be OK like this?
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Those are the perfect plant with which to have this happen. (Sorry to hear about that, by the way. Sucks ass any way you cut it.)
The HC and HG do great emersed. Search "dry-start" on this board and in google and you'll see not only how you can save your plants, but have them grow faster than they would have in your CO2-enriched tank.
Fissidens are soldiers. Put them in a container like you have, keep it in the light and they'll be fine. (They, too, grow emersed, I believe. Double check that before trying the Fissidens dry-start, though.)
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