05-08-2018, 07:51 PM
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| | Re: Moving Tank (from state to state) need help.
Originally Posted by mysiak
From my experience, as long as the air is humid enough, plants will be fine for 12 hours. I often keep plants cuttings closed in ordinary plastic bag with just few drops of water for several days with no visible ill effects (exception are floaters which lose their roots very quickly, but they recover). When I'm buying plants from online shops or other hobbyists, they often send them wrapped in plastic foil without water as well and they travel for at least 24 hours..
I would just wrap the tank with foil and let wet substrate to take care of humidity.
This is a very good point. We mail plants from hobbyist to hobbyist many times, using Priority Mail, which takes 3 days. Add 2 more days for the pre-shipping and post-arrival activity, and we have 5 days out of the water. That works very well. Years ago I wrapped a bunch of identical plants for mailing, using different packaging methods (damp plants in plastic sandwitch bag, the same, but with plants inside wet paper towel, and the same, with a little water in the bag) then I put them in the back seat of my car for 3 days, and did my usual driving around, parking, etc. Another day later I opened the boxes of plants, and all of them survived equally well. That convinced me that it isn't at all critical how you handle plants that are damp if you want them to survive.