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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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how long can I wait before planting?

I picked up some plants yesterday and have them floating in plastic bins with a 6500k/8000k led light over them. How long can they stay like that and be ok? I can plant them now but id just have to replant them on Wednesday. The silicone on my diy slate cave/planter is currently drying, its only been 24hours since I finished it. I planned to wait 72 hours before adding it to the tank. Getting the plants was kind of a last minute thing and was the only day I could meet up with the guy but I don't want them to die of in the mean time. Will the plants be ok for almost 72 hours floating or show I plant them and move them? Do you think the silicone drying 48hours is safe for adding the caves? Then I could do it all tomorrow or would it be better to wait the extra day? The plants are dwarf sag, amazon swords, bacopa caroliniana, and 2 others but I dont remember the names.

Sorry I'm still a noob to this but I'm learning. I did search for the last hour or so and couldn't find an answer. Thanks for any help/advice
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They will be fine for 72 hours.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 06:44 PM
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They will be fine for 72 hours.
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OK good thank you both
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Yeah, they'll probably be fine for longer than that.

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I have plants in a bag for four days and they were still fine so I think they will be fine for another 2 days.
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