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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2007, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Help with planting HC in Eco...

I bought some HC recently but am having a heck of a time getting it to take hold. Basically i have done as i have read, planted individually with tweezers, but my cory's constant searching for food causes all of the HC to be floating at the surface by the next day !

Is there a better way ? Has anyone put anything over top to keep the fish away until it takes root ? Like a mesh of some sort ?

HELP PLEASE ? I dont want to lose this batch !

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2007, 07:41 PM
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try keeeping a small culture floating as it will grow well directly under the light mabey contain it in some kind of trap just under the surface of the water when it grows to a size that is large enough the cories wont dig it up plant it. Also you can try to plant it drrp into the ground so just a teeny bit under 1 cm is showing i mean really bary it. Or try planting it in larger clumps so it's harder too pull up sure it will grow alot slower but at least it wont be floating on the top of the water.


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ive read that its really hard to grow HC in eco but also ive read it is just as good as other substrates for growing HC

imo i would go with gillys advice and make sure to let us know how it goes
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It's just really hard to plant HC in anything.

I'm with D.gilly on burying it. Don't let it grow into too much of a clump because planting clumps is harder than planing individual strands. I recently moved my nano and had huge patches of my HC come up. I tried sticking it back down in a mat, but it's impossible.

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