can you keep plants overnight

Nick16

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hi, if i recieved an order of plants on a thurs or fri, can i store them untill the weekend before planting them, if so how do i do it? in a bucket or what? or is it not possible.
if there is a way how many days will they be fine for?
 
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I would say they would be fine in a bucket overnight, although I would be a bit reluctant to keep them in there any longer. They probably would be fine though - if you did want to keep them in there longer then do a water change each day and maybe add a small amount of ferts or something, but even so I wouldn't keep them in there for long.
 

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ok thanks, i might just plant them the night i get them. but i will have to strip down the tank soon then. fun fun :lol:
 

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I keep spare plants in a tub, light is only provided from the window nearby, water isnt heated and no ferts added. Just a simple bucket with water.

I've had moss and plants in there for months. I dont see why you can't do that for new plants too. Floating in your tank may be a better option for them though.
 

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I have a bucket which houses spare plants that I intend to use in the future. It's just left in my dining room near the window. Doesn't seem to do any harm. But then its not HC that I'm keeping in there!
 

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well if i put them in the tank, surely they will block out all the light for the other plants? i have an empty 4 footer, hmm, a bit of water in there, turn on the t8s, a small fluval 1+ to provide some movement, will that work ok?
 
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