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Old 10-12-2012, 02:42 AM   #1
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Ok so im in the process of setting up another planted tank..nothing like iv done before and the plants have arrived and im not ready i have tons of plants that cannot be planted yet so natural thought was to dose with liquid ferts and let them float with scheduled lighting and no co2 will i be ok for a few days?
I have dwarf baby tears mat and dwarf hair grass in bags wet in a cool place will these also be ok..

Last question.is how are you supposed to plant the dwf baby tears if they are in a mat with very little roots...any help will be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:01 AM   #2
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Should be fine for a few days. Keep the hairgrass and baby tears in a small container under a CFL lit lamp.

Pull the baby tears apart and plant in small clumps (2-3 stems per clump) in a checkerboard pattern, 1 cm apart from each other.
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Should be fine for a few days. Keep the hairgrass and baby tears in a small container under a CFL lit lamp.

Pull the baby tears apart and plant in small clumps (2-3 stems per clump) in a checkerboard pattern, 1 cm apart from each other.
When you say pull them apart and plant clumps most will be buried leaves and all under the substrate...and this will be ok ?
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Nah, don't fully bury them. Just place them halfway down into the substrate. Use tweezers if you can and if you have bottom dwellers, be prepared to replant them often until they are established.
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Nah, don't fully bury them. Just place them halfway down into the substrate. Use tweezers if you can and if you have bottom dwellers, be prepared to replant them often until they are established.
I dont plan to put anything in untill it is good to go im more moving one aquarium into another the starting fresh
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Ah alright. Good luck.
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As soon as the other stones arrive ill get planting

This is what i did late this evening im sure once the scape is complete alot will change very open to suggestions ideas as this is my First "planted" tank i have other tanks with live plants just nothing crazy

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I like the hills and terraces. What kind of substrate is that?
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I like the hills and terraces. What kind of substrate is that?
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I see. A suggestion though. Try breaking up the clumps of hairgrass into smaller groups. Maybe 2-3 plants per group. Then plant them in a checkerboard pattern. They will spread much faster this way.
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I see. A suggestion though. Try breaking up the clumps of hairgrass into smaller groups. Maybe 2-3 plants per group. Then plant them in a checkerboard pattern. They will spread much faster this way.
Will do thanks for the advice i will take any i can get
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The stones should arrive friday or saturday so ill have all weekend to plant..that is unless these Orioles Give Me A Heart Attack....Lets Go O's !!!
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I see. A suggestion though. Try breaking up the clumps of hairgrass into smaller groups. Maybe 2-3 plants per group. Then plant them in a checkerboard pattern. They will spread much faster this way.
When you say 2-3 plants you mean stems or blades? Each one of the hairgrass is 1/3 of a bunch
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He means 2-3 blades per planting
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He means 2-3 blades per planting
Is that necessary if i have 30 bunches to split 4 to 5 ways and plant checker board pattern?
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