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Old 07-29-2006, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can I plant some of my plants in to this nano tank and ad tap water or should I age the water for a couple days first?

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Tap water is usually fine for every plant. Exceptions would be sensitive plants that require specific conditions such as Eriocaulon and Toninas. Since I didn't see any of those plants at the meeting, you'll be fine.

If you picked up any crypts, you might experience crypt melt, but after melting, the crypts should bounce back. Apparently crypts hate to be moved.
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I did grab a couple crypts and an amazon sword. They went into my established tank. I took some of the glosso from my established tank and planted it in the tap water. Then I rememberd I bought some seachem water conditioner a while back so I added that to my nano. I don't forsee any problems.

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The sword may die back a bit as well while it's reestablishing it's roots. Just pluck of any dead or dying leaves at the base like I showed you.

There's a really good chance the crypts will "melt" as well, but just leave them alone and they'll bounce back quickly.
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I don't think tap water is harmful to plants. I always use some water conditioner since some of the chemicals can kill or harm shrimps and some types of fish.

If I remember correctly, I think Carl used tap water to fill up the tank we scaped today.
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You remember correcly. However, he added a water conditioner before we started filling the tank.

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I use tap water without any conditioner, since my city tap water doesn't have anything in it for some reason. But plants are fine even the more sensitive ones with tap water. No need to spend extra money getting ro water or whatever, unless someone is doing pps dosing or something like that.
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