New plants!

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I have been sorting out a nice 'little' delivery of plants the last few days, and just got confirmation they are on their way!

Ordered the following (at a great price!):

Hemianthus callitrichoides (4x)
Syngonathus Belem (8x)
Ludwigia inclinata (5x)
Ludwigia glandulosa (5x)
Ludwigia repens (5x)
Bacopa monneiri (5x)
Hygrophila corymbosa (5x)
Anubia nana (3x)
Anubia Cognesis (1x)
Japanese Hairgrass (2x)
Corkscrew Val (4x)
Staurogyne sp Tropica (2x 5 stems)
Amazon Frogbit
Riccia

As I said, a 'little' package!

These will be spread out across the following tanks:
6x2x2 Heavily planted
55 gallon Moderately planted
50 gallon Lightly planted
23G Moderately planted
6G Non planted betta

Looks like I am going to have a very busy Wednesday/Thursday night ahead of me!
Will take pics as I go, but I provide fair warning - I am NOT a good photographer.
 

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I love new plants! Please post pics when you get finished aquascaping
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Here is a taste(tease!)...

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Package arrived

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Contents - still damp! Phew.

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All laid out ready to go

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amazon frogbit

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bacopa monneiri - flowering!

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bacopa monneiri

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Ludwigia glandulosa + hygro corymbosa

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corkscrew val

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Syngonathus Belem

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Ludwigia inclinata
 
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jap hairgrass

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anubia cognesis

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anubia cognesis

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anubias v. nana

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Staurogyne sp. Tropica

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riccia

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HC


Plants are in, but uploading those photos was a marathon effort. You will have to wait for the planted tank shots!
 
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Jaysee said:
Those are some nice lookin plants! Do you quarantine them before putting them in the tank?
No. I usually give them a good dippin', but I didn't have the necessary eequip last night and they were already delayed in shipping.
In this particular case I didn't worry about it, as they came from a very trusted source.
 

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I'm not really into plants - Only the betta and frog tanks have any.

I read that parasites can enter the tank hitching a ride on plants. Does the dip kill them?
 
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Dipping in Potassium permanganate seems to work pretty well against snails, hydra, cyclops, and similar critters. I work on the assumption that if it kills the above, it should do well against any parasites that can survive shipping and lack of a fish host.

Snails and algae are my biggest concerns from plants. I buy them rarely, preferring to propagate from smaller amounts of plants than mass planting, so I don't need to be as concerned about purchasing from multitudes of sources like fish. I also don't see how I could spot any parasites in a quarantine tank without any fish in there to display symptoms. Many of the more difficult parasites to treat can last 6 weeks or more (camallanus worms come to mind) being asymptomatic in fish, so I struggle to see the point in quarantining plants. A good dipping and in they go.

The above in mind, I AM a fan of quarantining fish. Again, camallanus worms come to mind.
 

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Lovely Plants!! I don't nkow how to accimate plants. When I bought the Java moss in the summer for the 2 gallon, I wasn't sure how shall I acclimate it. Should you do it like you do to fish?
 
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konstargirl said:
Lovely Plants!! I don't nkow how to accimate plants. When I bought the Java moss in the summer for the 2 gallon, I wasn't sure how shall I acclimate it. Should you do it like you do to fish?
Ugh. This is the third time I've typed a response to this - stupid internet!!
I acclimate my plants by floating them in the water for 30-60 minutes (without the bag) prior to planting, as I believe the temperature shock is of more concern than water parameters. But Nutter would be a better point of reference on this one.

Here are some before and after shots of my planted tanks. Enjoy!

6G - Before/After
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23G - Before/After
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50 gallon - Before/After
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Ooo... all your plants look so beautiful and healthy! They look great in your tanks, too. Where did you order them from? I'm going to be making an plant order soon and I think I might look up some of those for my tank!
 
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konstargirl said:
Thanks. Sorry that I annoyed you. Still the tanks look nice.
Don't worry, you didn't annoy me - my internet connection did!

Algae Eater said:
Ooo... all your plants look so beautiful and healthy! They look great in your tanks, too. Where did you order them from? I'm going to be making an plant order soon and I think I might look up some of those for my tank!
Thanks Algae Eater! I ordered them from a well-reputed supplier in Far North Queensland (right up the top of Australia). No point giving the name, as you can't ship plants internationally.

If any Aussies are interested, send me a PM and I will willingly point you in the right direction.

Thanks for the compliments on the plants! I am excited to see what they will look like once I get back from my trip on the 7th Jan - hopefully the HC survives (it's my first time and I'm pretty sure I stuffed up the planting...).
 
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