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Are you worried about adding plants to a cycling tank? Or are you concerned that you won’t have time to put them in the tank right away?

I don’t think there’s any downside to putting plants in a cycling tank. As far as I know they’ll only help, and the plants themselves aren’t harmed by high ammonia/nitrite/nitrate. Well, I’m sure there’s a level that would harm live plants, but I don’t think we get even close to that in the aquarium hobby. 😉

if you don’t have time to plant them right away, you can just stick them in a bucket of water.

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If you have the tank set up and cycling, you can.put the plants in while cycling. If you don't have the tank up yet, the plants can go in a bucket of water or anything with water for a few days to a week. Or even if the tank is up and you can't get them planted right away just put them in the tank. I do it all the time, will get plants in and not able to plants them for several days. I'll have a couple of the plastic shoebox storage containers I'll throw the plants in with some water until I can look over the plants for hitchhikers and get them planted.

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I hope your plants arrive healthy! The biggest problem is time in transit. The Coop prepares their plants very well for shipment (mine took 8 days and were all fine), but a prior order with another vendor died because of a similar delay. When I trimmed my water sprite, I left it in a bucket of dechlorinated water for over a week by an east-facing patio door and it was fine, even on a cold floor and in cool water. Unfortunately,  the USPS has a delay warning on their website. 

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