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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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I've been so excited/impatient for the last week or two. I ordered a good amount of stem plants from AquariumGarden.com for my new 10gal tank at work. Well they arrived today. I ordered glosso, cardamine, r. indica, and something else I forgot. They also threw in a "banana plant" and the invoice said "Surpise!" =)

Shipping was pretty rough on them. They were all really frail looking and pale in color. If I tried to plant any of them as individual stems they would surely disintegrate. I put them in my 29gal still bunched. It has 130watts and pressurized CO2 at @35ppm. I've been watching them for the past hour and they're already pearling. I hope that is a good sign.

Do you think they will recover a little bit in time? So I can take them to work and plant the stems?

Well I mostly just wanted to post to share my excitement. It's been a long time since I came home from work everyday in a rush just to see if I had a box waiting. =)
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 11:38 PM
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stem plants are pretty resilent from what i have seen. I have some that my SAE's had eaten down to bare stalks that are coming back now. I would try to get the rubber band or lead weight off though ASAP. If you have to you may want to cut the stems right above where they are bound together. I have noticed that when they bind them like that they often end up crushing most the stems and those stems don't seem to recover and instead that part of the stem just rots.
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It really depends on the state of the plants, did you contact the vendor about the condition that you received the plants in?


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I'm watching my plants too after bad shipping experience today . The seller put them in a priority envelope and the sorting machine did a number on them and the envelope. Not only that the postman had convienently forgot to leave me delivery notices for the times he tried delivering it, if it didn't have a tracking number and that I complained to the post office manager I probably still wouldn't have my plants. The seller sent me out a nice care package too .

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Thanks for the replies everyone. Plants still looked in sad shape this morning. I sure hope the Cardamine Lyrata makes it. And the Glosso. The Cardamine leaves are nearly transparent. And "melting." But the R. Indica is getting some red color back.

I haven't contacted the vendor about the condition of the plants as I don't feel they should have to remedy anything. I'm sure it was strictly a shipping condition.

I have a grumpy mailperson too tpl*co. When I went outside to check the mail she had just left the package of plants sitting on the hood of my car. It was almost 90*F outside yesterday and when I opened the box the damp newspapers felt over 100*F from sitting on my car hood. I'm sure that didn't help. =(
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