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Old 03-29-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I looked around....couldn't find anything on this, forgive me if I missed something obvious.
I was just wondering what the proper process of introducing plants to your tank would be.
I've always just treated them as I would fish.
Am I doin it right?
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:52 PM   #2
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You got it...although rather than adding water to floating bag, blah, blah, blah...you could simply use a nice tray, fill it with your tank water and let them float a little bit in it. More like a plant "rinse".
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:09 PM   #3
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lol i have always just thrown them in. never lost a plant yet. i didnt realize they needed to be acclimated.
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some say you need to watch for snails...how do you know if a plant has snails or not?
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:42 PM   #5
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Agree with funktastic.
Although now, to prevent snails, I rinse them in the tap water. Just hold them under the tap and run my fingers tightly across every leaf.
No ill effects from the tap treament yet.
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My method is the same as Peregrine's, but for a different reason. I want to remove any loose leaves or other stray bits such as duckweed or java moss that might be in my new additions.
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:52 PM   #7
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ya i meant to check for snails in my last batch but forgot and i found one. only 1 mind u and it was **** small and i pulled him out and havent seen any since. i am really hoping i didnt get snails.
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For snails, I belive you can give the plants a bleach, or potassium permanginate bath? Not entirely sure as I want the snails...
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Typically, a nice warm water rinse helps with clearing off the snails. On the rare occassion the eggs survive this and make it in.
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I'm with Mr Funk I just throw them into the tank. But I've got a plus in I own loaches. I prefer there to be snails/eggs on the plant so they can get eaten. I've even pointed out certain plants because I saw egg sacs lol.
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