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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Tips to plant carpet plant.

Hi. I have a nano aquarium with 20L volume. I got a really considerable bunch of Monte Carlo. Since I didn't have forceps I had to plant them with my fingers. Have attached a photo here.

Would you guys think that its planted fine, by the look of things? I have lightly just planted and the leaves stick out too. Any changes to be made. ? Or leave it as it is?

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Are you injecting co2? I find that it will eventually find its way to the substrate and start crawling in co2 injected tanks. It may do the same in a lower tech tank but take much longer to do so

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For cheap planting "forceps" tweezers work great. In fact, tweezers are great for planting carpet plants. So is a lot of patience. Lots and lots of patience.
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I planted this HC 2 weeks ago and it looked like this. I do inject Co2 and it's totally changed! I used very small amounts of it, in places only one stem as I found it kept uprooting.



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I planted this HC 2 weeks ago and it looked like this. I do inject Co2 and it's totally changed! I used very small amounts of it, in places only one stem as I found it kept uprooting.



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You should be ok with the HC just make sure you keep that Co2 going. Also what kind of light you running

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You should be ok with the HC just make sure you keep that Co2 going. Also what kind of light you running

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It's the chihiros a series led light :-) lovely little thing it is

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Sorry for the late replies guys. I didn't expect so many replies in a day but I get the gist now. I'd have to get a tweezer.

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Are you injecting co2? I find that it will eventually find its way to the substrate and start crawling in co2 injected tanks. It may do the same in a lower tech tank but take much longer to do so

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I am injecting Bio-CO2. The other plants are growing like crazy.

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For cheap planting "forceps" tweezers work great. In fact, tweezers are great for planting carpet plants. So is a lot of patience. Lots and lots of patience.
Thanks pal. Yup, I'd need a tweezer and a lot of patience.

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I planted this HC 2 weeks ago and it looked like this. I do inject Co2 and it's totally changed! I used very small amounts of it, in places only one stem as I found it kept uprooting.



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Your aquarium looks cool I hope the plants carpet damn well.

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The key to buying cheap aquarium tweezers online is to leave out the search term "aquarium". That pretty much always adds a premium to anything, including foam, semi-aquatic plants, pumps, lights, etc.

At least that used to be the case. Just looked on amazon: aquascaping tools have come way down recently! You've got no excuse: get some forceps!


As for carpeting, I find most plants learn to keep their heads down to the substrate if you brutally chop at them with scissors. Same for mosses. Monte carlo also looks good crawling on the ground as a big bushy, jungly carpet, so you might also decide to just let it go. How old is this tank?
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The key to buying cheap aquarium tweezers online is to leave out the search term "aquarium". That pretty much always adds a premium to anything, including foam, semi-aquatic plants, pumps, lights, etc.

At least that used to be the case. Just looked on amazon: aquascaping tools have come way down recently! You've got no excuse: get some forceps!


As for carpeting, I find most plants learn to keep their heads down to the substrate if you brutally chop at them with scissors. Same for mosses. Monte carlo also looks good crawling on the ground as a big bushy, jungly carpet, so you might also decide to just let it go. How old is this tank?
Hey. That's true though. Anything with "aquarium'' in it has a premium price. The aquarium is around 10 months old.

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