Baby Tears & Fern growing together. How do I separate them? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Baby Tears & Fern growing together. How do I separate them?

Hi all,

I have a tank that I started about 3-4 months ago. I started adding some Baby Tears and somehow, some sort of fern started growing with the Baby Tears.

I have no idea what the fern is and how it got there, but it seems like it may be some Peacock fern?

It's not that I don't like the fern, but as seen in the picture, it has completely outgrown the Baby Tears and I don't want the Baby Tears to die off.

Is there any way I can separate the two and maybe attach the fern to something else such as my driftwood or other rocks? The fern and the baby tears seem pretty integrated together so I don't know if I can just pull out the fern?

Sorry for the long post. I'm very new to this and have no idea how to handle this situation.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 02:04 PM
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Not the best picture. Your fern looks like it is moss. Just take some tweezers and seperate the two plants. The affix the moss to the wood.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Bruce,

Thanks for the tip. I don't have tweezers, so I'll try just pulling them out. Hopefully the moss won't die off.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 06:36 AM
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nope the moss won't die. it detaches easily and can be grown separately on the wood or whatever you tie it down to.
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