Storing Plants while rescaping

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  1. TetraJacques

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    Hi TASA,

    So I will be completely rebooting my 120l tank from today on.

    What is the best way to store my current plants and the plants I'm receiving today ?

    My ideas was to take a large bucket, add organic potting soil and plant my plants in there and
    leave it in outside for time being while I'm busy.

    Can someone think of another idea ?

    Thanks
     
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    Any idea how long it is going to take? I've kept a few plants just fine in a bucket of water next to a window for almost a month. Admittedly they are a bit worse for wear afterwards, but rebound quickly
     
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    That was super quick lol !!

    I will probably be ready to plant by Saturday I hope
     
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    Place the plants in a bucket until you are ready to plant them.
    Keep them in the original pots, much the same as your LFS would.
     
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    I'd say your plants will be find unless the water conditions in the bucket get really poor. What plants are they? High demand?
     
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    TetraJacques

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    Ok and the plants currently in the tank ? Can i just let them float around ?

    Plants are as follows:

    New plants receiving today:
    Staurogyne repens
    Rotala Nanjenshan
    Ludwigia sp. Rubin
    Ludwigia sp. Rubin

    Current plants in tank:
    Purple Temple Exotica
    Alternanthera reineckii
    Bacopa Monnieri
    Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis
    Hygrophila Difformis in the emersed and submerged state
    Amazon swords
    Vallies
    Nympheae Lotus
    Java Fern
    And two other stem plants but I have no idea what it is
     
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    If you break down the tank today and get everything planted on Saturday, it should be fine to just leave them in a bucket. Add a bit of ferts if you're concerned, but should be fine
     
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    TetraJacques

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    Ok thanks, I will just place the bucket inside where it can get some sun at least.
     
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    Good plan :thumbup: post pics once done
     
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    A lovely selection there.
     
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    Good luck and enjoy the rebooting!!

    Ita always exciting to do a complete new redo

    As has been said, the time span you looking at.. just keep them in a bucket and they will be fine
     
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    Thanks, I actually replanted some of the plants last night already.
    Started with the cleaning, taking out of the plants etc. and the rescape at about 15:00 yesterday afternoon. At 12:30am this morning I decided it's time for some sleep.

    Just can't get enough of this hobby !!!!
     
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    A mate of mine has been in the hobby for a decade and his wife still kaks him out for spending too much time with his eyes glued to the display tank in their lounge. It is massively addicting.
     
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