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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-26-2020, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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Did I plant these correctly?

My shipment of plants came today!!!!

Brand new tank here. Literally. BRAND SPARKLING NEW.

Sand substrate.

We got 2x Cryptocoryne Lucens 1x Scarlet Temple 1x Red melon sword 3x Jungle Vallisneria 3x Anubias Nana Petit

The only plants I’m sure I planted right are the Anubia Nanas 🙂 lots of videos on how to do that. (Don’t tell the others but they’re my fav)

I added some root tabs around the planted area. And put in plant food in the water as per instructions.

But did I get it right?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-26-2020, 08:42 AM
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The crypt and Val look good. The red stems (Alternanthera ?) each stem needs to be about 1-1.5Ē apart. Not to be Debby Downer but I hope you didnít pay to much for that sad specimen..did it have a lot of leaf drop in shipping bag? I know shipping here lately has been delayed.

Didnít see sword in pics but assume if you got Val and crypt right sword will be same. Itís pretty easy really, crown plants like swords, crypt and val where leafs come together at crown is usually.25 to .5Ēmax under surface of gravel/sand. With as fine a sand as you have .5Ē will be absolute max that will work.
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