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Survive till Monday

After some communication problems with the person I won some plants from in an auction for my work tank, I got the plants delivered at my home today, a Friday. I need to keep them alive till Monday.

I have a bucket I was planning on putting water, a heater and a small pump to circulate the water. I have 2 small desk lights to put over that is probably a few watts each.

Any sugestions? Plants are:

Ludwigia Ovalis
Proserpinaca palustris
Green Cabomba
Myriophyllum heterophyllum
Myriophyllum Pinnatum
Alternanthera reineckii var 'roseafolia'
Hygrophila Corymbosa
Rotala Indica
Heteranthera Zosterifolia (Stargrass)
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I have had to do "black outs" in my tanks due to algae for 3 day! All of my plants made it. Do what ever makes you feel safe but I wouldn't sweat it. It is amazing how plants can bounce back. Put them in water, keep the temp where you want it. Lights..... Optional.


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The plants were shipped out on Tuesday so they havent seen lights since then. Still ok?
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friends of mine have ordered plants from china, so i think theyll be ok for a couple more days


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Light won't be a problem. Last week I did a 5 day blackout and this week my plants look very healthy. Sadly a little hair algae survived too.
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They'll likely survive for weeks in that bucket. I leave plants floating around in buckets all the time until I get a chance to do something with them. The myriophyllum might fall apart a bit though.
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I've even had coral in the mail for that long. I'd never worry about plants without light unless it's more than a week.

A bucket with a heater and air stone would be plenty. If you can add light even better
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