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Old 07-28-2006, 11:03 AM   #61 (permalink)
 
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Def. get them from mike...alot cheaper and no shipping.....Ill let him give ya the details, Im sure he is gonna bring a bunch....
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:13 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I have never tried to save/transport plants from my tank before. Can some one give me a quick rundown on the best way to preserve them for the meeting?

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Old 07-28-2006, 01:18 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Hey Dale, here are some tips!

Trim whatever portions that you are planning to bring. Then, carefully arrange the plants and put them into a ziplock bag with a small amount of tank water (enough to keep the plants moist, not wet). Some people will wrap damp paper towels around the plants in order to amke the plants more sturdy, but I've also read that can crush the plants. I've never tried it though, so I can't tell you which way is better. I always blow some air into the bag to make sure that the plants don't get squashed by anything during shipping/the ride. Also, make sure you don't overpack delicate stems, since they might get crushed by the weight of other plants on top of them.

That is the traditional way of transporting plants. At the last meet, I saw people bring their plants in tupperware filled with water, which is also a good idea. The only downside I can think of with that method is that the plants might get violently sloshed around if there are any air pockets.

I just mentioned this in the other thread, but some people like to refrigerate their trimmings the night before sending them out. I don't think that'll be necessary, but it certainly might make things easier for you if you have everything bagged the night before.

OH YEAH, I strongly recommend that people label the bags their plants are in, if they are packing plant by plant. Some of the more experienced members might not need the labeling (cough Tony), but I'm sure the newcomers would really appreciate it.
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I'm trying to NOT bring a bunch. That's why I'm asking for people to PM me. This is for club members only, and I don't want to take from Greg's business (No doubt in my mind on this). Just tell me how much you want of KNO3 and/or KH2PO4 and it will come with me. I will not run out, either.
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OK...one more addition. I said I had two of the Rex Grigg "Permaseals". That's not quite right anymore Right now I'm 3 short of one per person for the list of 16 attending the meeting. If you're interested, you won't be disappointed on the price. If you're not sure what I mean...look at the bottom of the page here.
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So I'm doing my trimming tonight, and I'm almost done. Thought I'd put some pictures up for you guys.

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Some thoughts that came to mind: I did not know I had that much blyxa... Holy crap I have a lot of rotala sp. "colorata"... When did my anubias get so big..... My poor toninas..

Could someone bring a clean razor tomorrow? Some offshoots of the main anubias's rhizome fell off, and I liked the pieces so I'm keeping them. The main anubias will be available for whoever is interested. If there are more than one people interested, the rhizome will be split. Plus, splitting the rhizome is something that will be nice to see if someone hasn't tried it yet. Also, I have 6 packages of 5 stems of rotala sp. "colorata". There is one long stem in each package which will sprout stems at each internode for you. I ended up with a grand total of 27 plantlets of blyxa japonica, and the limit will be 3 per person, unless interest is low. Yes, you did see a stem of Lindernia sp. "India" in one of the pictures, it will be given away during a raffle if there is one. The bacopa caroliniana was mostly bottom stems. I'll bring them in case someone is interested. Whoever gets some tonina fluviatilis.. good luck resurrecting them, I really hope you can do it! They deserve better.. lol

Since I have so much, I'm banking on a lot of it being given away, or hopefully getting a small payment for the plants (I need some money for some boraras brigittae). My only request if you get the plants for free is that the first cutting you do becomes an RAOK on the For Sale forum.

Anyway, back to trimming my rotala sp. "Green".
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