How long will these last just floating in water until I can plant them?
Will a few days be ok?? I don't want them to all die on me. :( I thought I could have time to do all the plantings and moving tanks around today but I didn't :/ ... grrr.... So now I have some plants in a bucket filled with old tank water from a water change I just did...and a preset tetra heater so the temp is about 74-75.
Some of the other bunches are floating in my betta's tanks (temps 78-80) I bought too many lol I can't float them ALL in the betta's tank or they'd have no room to move.
The plants are...Hygrophila "Angustifolia", Ludwigia, Moneywort, Brazilian Pennywort, Subulata (sag & dwarf), and Wisteria.
Thanks for your help!!! ;-)
I can't begin to tell you how many times I place an order for plants, they arrive and darn it all, I don't have the time to plant them for a few more days. I always put them in a bucket (loosely) with a heater. Once I had to keep plants in a bucket for nearly two weeks and that time I also placed a light over the bucket, and added an airstone. They did just fine.
aunt kymmie - Thank you for your fast reply! I was freaking out LoL :shock:
Ok so I also found some 5 gallon tanks & an 8 gallon in the garage (all with stock lights),
so that helps. Do you think they will be ok w/o a filter or airstone for a few days??
I didnt realize the plants would be so darn big & lush...I assumed they'd be tiny
or short baby plants...The sellers did a great job growing & packaging them for me! :)
I would not put a filter or an air stone the plants do not need either of them. I ordered some plants for my moms tank and kept them in a bucket with just water and a desk lamp shinning on them for over a week until I could get them to her house.
The plants I picked I choose because they all said "Fast Growing" and "Stem based"... So my plans are
for some 5G Natural Planted Tanks that won't need a mechanical filter system once they take root...My bettas always freak during water changes, no matter how super gentle I remove them (via the suck into a cup method, not using a net)...and their tails either "blow out", or they nibble them...I feel bad but a bitten tail is better than ammonia poisoning. :-(
I have 3 cycled 10 gallons (one divided), those guys I don't remove for changes since it's only
required 50% once a week. The others (2-5gs) w/ no filters all need 100% changes often.
Whoever said fish were EASY to care for...well...they never had to lug around as many water bottles as I do every 2-4 days. But they are so darn cute!
Is this info incorrect?? I know people have their own ways of doing things & respect that, but sometimes I get conflicting information. :-?
Now, on the filtered & cycled & planted tanks, I do 50% once a week.
I don't remove these guys during those changes, except if I have to rearrange a decoration or planting.
On the other tanks, unless it is a major upheaval of the tanl's aquascaping, I would leave the fish in when you move decor or plants. I always do this (unless as I say it is major, like changing the substrate) and it is comical to see many of the fish inquisitively inspecting every change as soon as my hand leaves the area, and often while I am still in there. They are of course looking for food in the stuff stirred up as much as anything else. But this again is much less stressful than moving them out and back.
This just goes to show that you should read before you post a question. I was going to ask almost this same question...... I got a BUNCH of chain swards and have them floating in the tank waiting for my driftwood to sink. They have been floating for about a week and was getting worried..... but from what I amm seeing here I am OK.
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