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Just got a box of very cold plants

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I just received a box of plants. and they are very cold. They are in zip lock bags and the plants are wraped in paper towel. Still good and wet. Should I put them rite in the tank or let them come to room temp first?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 07:24 PM
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as long as it wasnt frozen, it should be ok put it in the tank and let it float around first, if it was frozen then thaw if would look like boiled spinach, this means the plants are goners

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I just did too....man it's cold

I just planted mine right in the substrate....I think they will adjust OK.
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Thansk for the fast replies. They were not frozen but the mail left it at the door witha BIG hole busted in the side of the box. I have started to put them in the tank already. Have to see how it works out. Im so new to the planted tank.
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What kind of plants were they?
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This is the list that was sent with the plants + all bags were labled with the name of each plant.
1 Large 20+ leaf red Rubin sword plant
2 Medium plants of Echinodorus bleheri - Amazon Sword
5 stems of Egeria najas
10 stems of Heteranthera dubia (Zosterella dubia)- Water Stargrass
4 stems of Hydrocotyle verticillata
5 Stems Bacopa monnieri - Moneywort
20 stems of Mayaca fluviatilis
20+ stems of Micranthemum umbrosum - Baby Tears
10 stems of Myriophyllum mattogrossense
5 stems of Najas guadalupensis - Guppy Grass
5 plants of Vallisneria americana v. 'Biwaensis'
2 Small Plants Ceratopteris thalictroides - Watersprite
2 plants of Nymphoides sp. 'Taiwan'
100 Plants of Phyllanthus fluitans ("red-root floater")
25 Stems of Potamogeton wrightii
10 stems of Cardamine lyrata
1 stems of Hygrophila balsamica
2 stems of Hygrophila difformis
2 stems of Hygrophila polysperma
3 stems of Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig'
10 small plantlets of Microsorum pteropus
3 stems of Myriophyllum propinqum
5 stems of Shinnersia rivularis - Mexican Oakleaf
2 stems of Polygonum muricatum
2 stems of Polygonum sp. red Sao Paolo
10 stems of Rotala roundifolia
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Wow thats a lot of plants... I think most of them would do fine like the stems plants...
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Did you win that as an auction on aquabid?


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Yes I did.
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Yeah, I got a package from him not to long ago. Watch out for thread algae. He has nice plants otherwise.


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Blame the cold front.

Rena Filtstar #137!
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Thread algae? Man I got alot to learn. I added CO2 to the tank, said I wasn't going to but did anyway. Trying to get that set rite. 2 coral lite T5 56 W fixtures. Hope that is enough. The africans were so easy.
Blame the cold front?
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Wow quite a laundry list of plant species!!!

How big is the tank?
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