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HELP!!!. HC carpet is floating and not rooting itself into substrate anymore!!??

Had my tank esablished and HC carpeted for almost a year now. Until recently about 3 weeks ago, noticed that a section of the carpet is starting to float and not rooting itself into the substrate anymore. Its completely separated and floating. It not thick and i do trim it once in a while. I do use co2, liquid fert micros and macros and good lighting. Any ideas?

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From what I understand, this is fairly typical and you need to basically start over. What I mean is, you need to basically pull up the carpet, at least in the areas where it won't root, and divide it into sprigs or plugs and replant into the substrate.


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This happens when the plant gets too thick. You have to be more aggressive during trims and pretty much mow it down.

Replanting the entire patches that have uprooted and getting it to stay is pretty much impossible. You'll have to separate the plants into small clumps and plant it that way.


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