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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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newly planted hc emmersed wont stay down

ok this is driving me nuts. i have mgops with flourite cap. i planted 1/2 inch plugs in the flourite every 1 inch but no matter how well i cover with some gravel or plant deep it keeps floating up due partly to the pearling of the pieces. not to mention the snails shrimp and otos eating off it is not helping either. ive tryed little cut pieces of paper clips as like a spike to hold in place but is there an easier way?
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Dry start
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cant now is my only tank has 20-25 crs 10 cherry 6 amano and 30 fish 4 snails
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Have a look at this thread. The original poster used staples to hold it down till it rooted. It might help you.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 06:46 PM
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Cover it with a stainles mesh. After some time trim HC with scissors close to mesh, and remove the mesh.
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either dry start or cover with mesh. there is no way for it to get rooted with oto, snails and shrimp in a tank with it.
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either dry start or cover with mesh. there is no way for it to get rooted with oto, snails and shrimp in a tank with it.
I completely disagree. Unless you have something like Eco-Complete. Just bury them deep.


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I burried mine deep into my sand. With ecco complete though, you would need something to keep it down for sure.

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i kinda figured it out seems to be working great.

i took the clumps and kida streched them out so they were flat. then i placed them root side down and covered with flourite than gave them patted them so some of the leaves shown through and they are staying put since last night.
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