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Old 07-04-2013, 08:03 PM   #1 
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Acclimating new plants (quick advice)

So I just brought home Assorted Anubias, Water Wysteria, and Crested Javafern when I bought from a local petsmart/petco and they are all in their own little plastic cylinders. I was wondering how to acclimate them to living in water and/or the temp or what I am supposed to pay close attention to to shock them the least. I don't have any fertilizer currently but I will be getting Seachems flourish within two weeks.

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:42 PM   #2 
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I usually qt them in a bucket with the same water I use in the aquarium. If not I dip em and plant them right away
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #3 
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my favorite acclimation method is to drop them in my tank and let them float for a week. Then plant them...I've never had a floating plant melt on me as of yet.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:58 PM   #4 
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You're supposed to acclimatize plants?
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:00 PM   #5 
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depends on the situation. I wont bother if the plant looks healthy. but if I'm trying to convert one from emmersed to submersed or recieved a sickly looking plant. I wouldfloat them to acclimate.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:25 PM   #6 
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Alright thanks guys! So because they are currently only surrounded by air I should probably let them float around for a few days and then plant them in the gravel? Just want to make sure I make the right decision.

I only grabbed healthy looking ones. I'll rinse them off first too with dechlorinated water. Get that weird gel stuff off of their roots.

I didn't want them to be all OMG we are now in water~ Let's die! >.<;;
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:50 PM   #7 
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yep! its best if you anchor the anynias and java fern so that their rhizomes are above the gravel :) buried the rhizomes may rot
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rhizomes? Is that their roots? What is the most efficient way to anchor them?
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:16 AM   #9 
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you can use nylon or cotton thread to toe them to rocks or decor. the rhizome is the horizontal stem like segment between the leaves and the roots.... both the leaves and roots will grow from the rhizome.
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i only QT plants that come from another tank. so i don't get any surprizes.
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