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Bought Plants....Now What

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I have my substrate, take full of water that has been chlorinated. I purchased a few live plants to put in while the tank cycles with TSS.

I have Marimo Moss, Anubius Nana, and Windelov Java Fern. The moss is in a container of water, the Anubis Nana is in a bag like package, and the Fern is in a cylinder with some kind of gell. Both plants are TopFin brand.

What if anything should i do to all three of these before planting them? Anything in particular i should know?

I am planting these in a Fluval Spec V, stock light, no CO2. I have CaribSea Eco complete with a little aquarium sand on top. The TSS has not been put in the tank yet. I have had the tank running about 14 hours since i used price to declorinate the water. After 24 hours i plan on putting in the TSS.


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These are low light slow growing plants. They are very easy to grow. Don't plant the rhizome below the substrate and you should be fine. Also monitor your light or algae will grow faster than they will at first. With these plants less is more. Start out at about 8 hrs and go up from there.

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Make sure you clean off the gel stuff on the anubias and the java fern.
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So i dont need to dip them in anything just wash gel and plant correct? What about the moss ball?
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The plants that you buy in the tubes and also the packages are algae and snail free. You don't have to dip them in anything just rinse off. The moss ball I have never had so don't want to tell you anything wrong.
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The plants that you buy in the tubes and also the packages are algae and snail free. You don't have to dip them in anything just rinse off. The moss ball I have never had so don't want to tell you anything wrong.
Yeah those are the ones. Thanks. Now to figure out the moss ball.
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Squeeze the moss ball in the tank water. Let it absorb the water. Then drop into tank or place into tank. repeat this procedure until it sinks and stays there. Do all of this underwater to avoid introducing more air into the ball.

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Thanks to everyone for the advice. Tomorrow is going to be the beginning of the tank cycling.

Thanks again.
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Thanks to everyone for the advice. Tomorrow is going to be the beginning of the tank cycling.

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My pleasure Mudhog

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