|01-23-2013 05:49 AM|
|minicrazy592||When my carpet was coming in my pesky little horse face loach was ripping up my newly formed mats every night. Instead of making plugs I just took a pinch of substrate and sprinkled a little on top of the now floating mat till I had enough to keep it in place. It would eventually reroot till he dug it up again a couple of weeks later.|
|01-23-2013 04:14 AM|
Went deep as well.. Jeez, I got so much of this but am working on another scape so heck, I guess I'll have plenty to go around LOL !!
|01-23-2013 03:46 AM|
|Bunbuku||Once it's floating like that it's hard to get to stay down. I'd make little plugs and replant them deep enough that only the tips peek out the soil.|
|01-22-2013 11:15 PM|
^ It's Flourite Black.
Here is the aftermath.
I fixed the problem of it uprooting and it was growing well. What happen was my fault, I tried pulling a stem of HC Cuba but it wasn't a stem or HC, it was Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides. They send out roots everywhere!
You can see a bit of the root at the right side, damn plant is a menace I tell you, grows too fast.
|01-22-2013 01:18 PM|
Yes trimming has much to do with it coming uprooted. I too am using AS and have a carpet of HC and have NOT had a problem YET!
But i would imagine that the lighting, nutrient dosing and tank occupants play a factor in the uprooting as well.
Is it possible that any of these could be the culprit?
|01-22-2013 05:18 AM|
|minicrazy592||Looks like my old horse face loach visited your tank ^^^|
|01-22-2013 04:55 AM|
I see your uprooted HC Cuba carpet and raise you this:
|01-22-2013 04:22 AM|
Picture of HC Coming up
Here's a shot of it. Do the Roots looks developed properly ? This is at around 3-4 months or less.... Hi Light CO2 injected Amazonia Soil...
Should I just take "Plugs" from this and then submerse them back into the Soil ??
|01-22-2013 03:40 AM|
But, as long as your HC is growing well and sending out deep roots it won't come up. I had my 20L ~80% carpeted with HC at one point and never had issues with it lifting up. All I had to do was keep it trimmed and it was happy. Every 2 weeks seemed to be the regular.
|01-22-2013 03:36 AM|
|01-21-2013 02:29 AM|
Questions on ADA Soil and HC seperating
I've noticed that after growing a nice patch of HC it is finally starting to separate from my Substrate using ADA Amazonian. I know this has been brought up over time but...
I believe that part of the reason here is "Granular" size. I have around a 1-2 inch thick patch of this. and sections are starting to release ... I was thinking of going to the smaller granular size of this for roots to take better hold of over time ? It has grown fabulous over time in the soil I might add.. Or, could I leave it as is and just put some additional soil on top of it ?
Or, just pull up and replant the entire HC over again ?? Thank you ........