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Conversation Between kfryman and Karebear13
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  1. Karebear13
    04-08-2012 09:21 PM - permalink
    So it should be okay to add them into the tank with my fish?
  2. kfryman
    04-08-2012 09:15 PM - permalink
    Yeah that's fine, put the plants in dechlorinated water at about half a week.

    now that it has been a while move the plants I sent you to dechlorinated water or just put it in the tank. I am not sure what would be the cause of it.
  3. Karebear13
    04-08-2012 08:56 PM - permalink
    Hey my roommate just got some anacharis. Is it safe to put it in water without dechlore?

    Also I noticed some of the Frogbit you sent me is turning brown :( I have been putting it outside in the sunlight so I don't know why and some of the duckweed is turning white like its drying out kind of? I think once its in the tank it should be okay since I have a good light for the plants but I don't want it all to dry out before I put in tank
  4. kfryman
    04-06-2012 10:36 AM - permalink
    1-2 weeks is fine. Really the only thing you are quarantining for is bugs, snails, and diseases, but diseases will go away in tap water. I personally never bother to quarantine, but I do if it obviously has signs of algae or snails. I try and stay away from those plants when buying in the first place.
  5. Karebear13
    04-06-2012 12:53 AM - permalink
    Oh yeah I totally see the difference now. That is neat I can't wait to add them to the tank... How long should I QT for 2 weeks?
  6. kfryman
    04-06-2012 12:48 AM - permalink
    The water lettuce is fuzzy and is rather dull in color. I gave you a lot more of it than the frogbit.

    Frogbit is the one that was in the same bag as the guppy grass. It is very vibrant in color and is smooth upon touch. These sol also grow some pretty impressive roots. I had roots that almost went to the bottom of my 15 gallon, which is about a foot high.
  7. Karebear13
    04-05-2012 11:05 PM - permalink
    I see the duck weed and the guppy grass but the Frog bit and water lettuce I can't really tell the difference? You said one was fuzzy?
  8. kfryman
    04-05-2012 09:18 PM - permalink
    Awesome! Yeah the smallest is dukweed, the water letuce and frogbit grows bigger though. Duckweed spreads super fast, as well as water lettuce. Can tell the difference between all of them?

    They will be fine, I would suggest putting plants in regular tap. Also providing a source of light will also help. The plants should grow a bit stinger.
  9. Karebear13
    04-05-2012 05:49 PM - permalink
    Got the plants! :) Thank you I liked them a lot... are the smallest things the duckweed? I didn't realize how tiny it is... I put it in a one gallon tank to QT and put them out in the sun... without Dechlore... are they going to be okay like that?
  10. kfryman
    04-03-2012 11:06 PM - permalink
    I would suggest quarantinimg any plant. I feed live foods a couple of times, so you don't want any kind of living thing with the plants besides the plants. Safer that way anyways.

    Put the plants in regular tap, don't add dechlorinator, it will kill all the bacteria that isn't dead yet. Let them have sunlight and make sure they are all in the water, they get very fragile when there is not a whole lot of water so be careful with them. Some will probably be damaged as some ar pretty sang big.
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