Question Planting Carpet seed

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Hello.

So I have a 5 gallon tank and going to buy some Blue Diamond shrimp to stock the fish tank.
And I wanted to ask about the carpet plant.
If I cycle the 5 gallons fish tank and then stock it with some plain soil & Shrimp. Can I add The Carpet Plant Seed after? Or I have to remove the shrimp and then plant the seed and then cycle it again?
I buy the shrimp and the seed at the same time but the store sent me the shrimp first. And I don't have any container to keep 8 BDS yet. I tried to keep it in a bowl and they jump out of the bowl. Manage to save it since I watching them 24/7 right now.

Help need some advice
And sorry for bad English.
 

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I tried growing carpeting seeds, and in there were insturctions for dry start and also info that they can be "sown" to bottom of aquarium with livestock in it. It just might take longer to grow. However, not surprising I'm not impressed with them. I'd recommend buying a pot of carpeting plant, dividing them and planting old fashioned way.
 

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I'm trying to grow those seeds with dry start too, but like I said, not impressed with them. You can also try it like I do, take a plastic container, add bit of substrate, then bit of water so it's wet, sew seeds, cover with plastic and that's it.
 
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If I "sown" the seed to the established tank it will grow but slower than dry method?
 

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ZDFrost said:
If I "sown" the seed to the established tank it will grow but slower than dry method?
You can do it in another container and plant those in your tank
 
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DollyDolly said:
You can do it in another container and plant those in your tank
It wouldn't float up the plant when I switch the place?
Can I have the step by step progress? Thank you. And I warp the bowl with some plastic wrappers and make a lot of little Hole's I need to sleep RN lol
And thank you for the information.
 

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