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    I have a 20H and would like to attempt live plants. The substrate will be PFS and I would like to stock it with CPD's and Norman's lampeye killies.. oh, and pygmy Cories. I am planning on buying a LED light for it and an Eheim filter. We will be going to a lfs a few hours away on the weekend and plan to buy the filter, heater, and lights then so the tank is not yet set up. My question is, if I am able to find some nice plants, can I buy them and keep them in a bucket or something for the 1-2 days it will take to set up the tank? We only have big box pet stores here and their plants look terrible!

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    that should be fine. If you buy plants online (which I've done before with no problems) they spend a couple days in shipping in nothing more than moist paper.
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    Yeah they can handle it. Should be no problem. Good chance to see if you'll have any snails tagging along and you can wash them off before putting them in your tank.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    that should be fine, they should be fine. if you arent too sure you can always put a light on the bucket for a little while for the plant. BTW are you planning on cycling with your plants in the tank? live plants can impede the cycling process as they absorb some of the ammonia and nitrites from the water....
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    Sure, put them in a bucket with a little dechlored water, they'll be fine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Yeah they can handle it. Should be no problem. Good chance to see if you'll have any snails tagging along and you can wash them off before putting them in your tank.
    Lol.. good point! Snails now officially scare the heck outta me! I've seen the pics.. Lol! I have read the sticky on beginner plants but are there any you would specifically recommend for my set up? The LED's I'm getting are the same ones Matt has (yeah, he sold me too). I would really like java moss, anubias and banana plants but am open to other suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    that should be fine, they should be fine. if you arent too sure you can always put a light on the bucket for a little while for the plant. BTW are you planning on cycling with your plants in the tank? live plants can impede the cycling process as they absorb some of the ammonia and nitrites from the water....
    I was planning on it, yes. But, I am in no hurry. I could wait if you think it will slow down cycling significantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmerlin21 View Post
    Lol.. good point! Snails now officially scare the heck outta me! I've seen the pics.. Lol! I have read the sticky on beginner plants but are there any you would specifically recommend for my set up? The LED's I'm getting are the same ones Matt has (yeah, he sold me too). I would really like java moss, anubias and banana plants but am open to other suggestions.
    I have anubais and java moss in my 20H and they do just fine. I also have Cryptocoryne wendtii, C. balansae, and C. undulata. I have two Amazon swords but they've never done well so I'm going to pull them. They do get big so if they had done well, I'd have to pull them anyway. lol
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    I have anubais and java moss in my 20H and they do just fine. I also have Cryptocoryne wendtii, C. balansae, and C. undulata. I have two Amazon swords but they've never done well so I'm going to pull them. They do get big so if they had done well, I'd have to pull them anyway. lol
    Ok, I will see what I find. I've never seen crypts in store before but I know alot of you have them in your tanks. Part of the problem with Petsmart is they have all the plants in one big tank with labels scattered everywhere so you don't know what you're looking at. And to ask a staff member..

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmerlin21 View Post
    Ok, I will see what I find. I've never seen crypts in store before but I know alot of you have them in your tanks. Part of the problem with Petsmart is they have all the plants in one big tank with labels scattered everywhere so you don't know what you're looking at. And to ask a staff member..
    I never buy the plants in their tanks. No idea what you are getting. Check around though at Petsmart, they should have little hanging bags with aquarium plants in them. They are tissue grown and the roots are covered in gell to keep the alive in the bag. I hate to say anything positive about Petsmart but I like those plants. No chance for snails and they have proven to be good plants. You can even leave those ones in their bags for a few days and not need to put them in a bucket. Make sure you wash all the gell off them first though before putting them in your tank.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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