Im still in the middle of cycling my tank and I have a few live things coming in the mail. I posted before about marimo balls and was informed they will survive just fine. But I now have javamoss on a bamboo stick and a baby leaf fern and I was curious how I can quarantine them before I put them in the tank.(one person claimed there were hydra hitchhiking on the javamoss) and how well they would go through the cycling process. Do I soak them in untreated tap water for a bit? What's the best way to make sure the java moss won't take over my tank (if It does that) At the moment, my nitrate lvls are 20ppm do I need to lower that a bit for the plants? And ideas on how to weigh down the fern and clean around it would be very appreciated. I have a gravel substrate. And I attached screen shots of the items.