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Old 03-05-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
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do plants need to be acclimated?

when you buy a plant or get one off someone and it gets shipped to you, do you need to acclimate the plant before adding it to your tank, like you would a fish? I never thought about it until my friend just ask me lol
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I never acclimate plants. Just plant it. If needed, I might trim it a little before planting, if any dead leaves, etc.
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No, plants are not like fish in that regard.
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For the most part no, however, if they are still cold from being shipped it's a good idea to let them come to room temperature before planting.
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I'll keep that in mind purrbox
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I never acclimate plants. Just plant it. If needed, I might trim it a little before planting, if any dead leaves, etc.
LWB is dead on, IMHO.

Maybe trim the roots to spur growth, but most plants don't need any impetus to grow.

If you receive a Crypt or an Anubias, it won't hurt to trim the roots a bit. This will usually spur them to grow above-ground leaves. Most other plants will do well when firmly rooted. Take off any weights they may have been shipped with in any case.
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