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Old 29th July 2018   #1
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Question Live Plant Transfer from Planted Liquid Fertilized Tank to Axolotl Tank

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I was wondering if anyone had experience with the behavior of plants in axolotl tanks. I currently have a planted tank with beautiful Java Fern, Lucky Bamboo, Pothos in the filter (Devils Ivy), Telanthera Cardinalis, Marimos (Moss Balls), Water Lettuce and Anacharis (Elodea). However, this planted tank is fertilized using Liquid Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Flourish Excel and Flourish all from Seachem. I am aware of the sensitivity of my 4 beautiful axies to these chemicals but would like to introduce these plants from the other tank to their tank so that the plants may perhaps take care of some of the nitrate in the tank (Getting up to 40ppm in 7 days before my weekly water change!). Is there any way of doing so safely as to make sure that these fertilizers do not transfer over with the plants? Would a thorough washing in dechlorinated water do the trick? What about quarantining the plants over a period of time in dechlorinated water? And is it possible for plants to "leak" these chemicals back into water once placed into a different tank with clean water which could hurt my precious lotls? I am unsure if anyone has had a similar experience and would appreciate any feedback! Thanks in advance!



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Default Re: Live Plant Transfer from Planted Liquid Fertilized Tank to Axolotl Tank

I can't answer scientifically, but I have taken plants and just washed them down to the root, soaked them a while (hour or so) and they haven't seen to cause any problems.



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Default Re: Live Plant Transfer from Planted Liquid Fertilized Tank to Axolotl Tank

Just err on the side of caution...I can't answer scientfically either, but if it were me I would wash thoroughly in dechlorinated water, then do a soak for a while in the same, drain it, replace the water, all that good stuff just to be sure, there's no harm in giving it a few days in dechlorinated water without the fertilizer in it. you're never going to say "oh man, I was too cautious and I regret that.


What are you planning with the bamboo? I'd love to get some but I have no real ideas for implementing it.



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Default Re: Live Plant Transfer from Planted Liquid Fertilized Tank to Axolotl Tank

Thank you for the responses so far! So I am assuming that this CAN be done, just very carefully? As for the Bamboo, it is 24" tall so that the leaves easily clear my 50g low boy tank that is only 10" tall. I have read that the plant does quite well as long as the roots have somewhere to plant themselves and the leaves are not submerged. I plan on burying the roots in a terra cotta pot using black sand (Drainage hole plugged with aquarium safe glue) and allowing the leaves to stick out of the side of the acrylic lid, I will post pictures once the entire tank is setup! I am not sure how it will do as this is my first try with lucky bamboo but I will be sure to let you know :)



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