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Air plants

Post by GRMU99 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:59 am

Saturday im planning on going to the Philadelphia flower show and i was wondering if air plants are safe to put in the tank??


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Post by Overmountain1 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:01 am

I know there are some types but am unsure which ones, hopefully @aussieJJDude can give you some pointers- I know there are others who know also, but for sure he knows a lot about that. Good luck- have fun at the show!!


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Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:41 am

Most air plants to my knowledge are safe. Just to be safe, what exactly were you thinking to purchase?

Safe:
- bromeliads
- tillandsia
- mosses
- orchids

You may need a small 'quarantine' period in case the seller sprayed them with an insecticide. Wash it throughly, qnd repeat it over a month period (while keepingit outside of the tank) to wash any residue.


Most likely, the crabs will destroy them.

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Post by GRMU99 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:24 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:Most air plants to my knowledge are safe. Just to be safe, what exactly were you thinking to purchase?

Safe:
- bromeliads
- tillandsia
- mosses
- orchids

You may need a small 'quarantine' period in case the seller sprayed them with an insecticide. Wash it throughly, qnd repeat it over a month period (while keepingit outside of the tank) to wash any residue.


Most likely, the crabs will destroy them.

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I havent really think of which ones yet. I’m heading to the Philadelphia flower show on saturday and was looking about getting one.


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