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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-08-2010, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Planting today-need help

What is the best way to plant bare roots plants? They keep floating back to the top. Cann I trim the roots before planting to make it easier?
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you can trim them if they are really long. Leave an inch or so.

I usually take the plant in my fingers with the roots at the first joint. This allows my finger tips to push in, then the plant. Use the other hand to push substrate around the plant and your fingers, and slowly and gentley remove your fingers.

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Use tweezers. If they still won't stay put, the problem is probably the substrate or the fish.


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Thanks, I managed to get them to stay down. (For now, at least.)
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