|05-24-2015 01:39 AM|
|Kt-Radi0||Very helpful. Thank you|
|05-16-2015 10:31 AM|
|sindy777||I'm loving this list!!!!!!|
|01-15-2015 02:41 PM|
|morfeeis||Thank you, this list was very helpful.....|
|11-11-2014 11:19 PM|
Limnophila indica needs to be on this list.........
|09-23-2014 02:11 AM|
|Fishermike||@dpod: many of us here don't use soill in our tanks. Root-tabs are your friend!|
|09-22-2014 10:36 PM|
|dpod||I'm loving this list- I just set up a low-tech tank and I'd love to add more than the crypts, vals, and anubias nana that's in there now. However, I'm thinking I should've added soil. Do you have any suggestions for fertilizing a simple gravel-bottomed tank?|
|08-08-2014 12:25 PM|
|Seena||Very good listing. Was pondering with the idea of setting up a garden for a very long time. These suggestions should help.|
|06-20-2014 11:45 PM|
Awesome list very helpful! Thanks
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|05-30-2014 05:42 AM|
|CluelessAquarist||Hoppy and OVT, thanks for clearing that up. I was worried that I was supposed to cut my stems bare before planting :P|
|05-30-2014 05:39 AM|
If I do get stem plants with roots, I do cut most, if not all of the roots, off before planting. The existing roots will most likely rot anyways.
With rozette plants like swords, I trim the roots to about 2", just long enough to keep the plant in the substrate.
The above does not apply to rizhome plants like anubias and ferns and I tend to leave the roots of crypts alone.
|05-30-2014 03:30 AM|
|05-30-2014 01:57 AM|
Hoppy are you saying that if I buy a stem plant that has roots I should cut it to a bare stem and plant it?
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|05-11-2014 05:08 PM|
Floating plants don't know where "up" is, so they tend to grow in a gnarled form, twisting, looping around, etc. Then when you finally plant them in the substrate it takes quite awhile for them to begin to grow up instead of in random directions.
You normally plant stem plants with no roots on them. They are just cuttings. You should poke them down into the substrate as deep as you can, preferably at an angle, so they can't float back out. This is easy with long tweezers.
|05-11-2014 01:54 PM|
|Ebi||Some members let stem plants float if they don't have an established root system. Then once the roots start shooting out, they plant it in substrate. So, to answer your question, yes they should survive.|
|05-11-2014 12:26 PM|
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