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Diggers keep uprooting my microsword!!!

It just won't take root. I think I'm going to give up on it. What about HC - will I have the same problem? I love the way it looks. If I do get some, would I be better off buying a mat and planting it that way?
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HC will be just as hard to get rooted as microsword. Even a mat could get uprooted, as it's kind of an awkward way to plant something.


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This is why I no longer have my 75 planted. I do really love my 20H though.

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Specifically, what 'diggers' do you have?
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Get rid of your diggers and use pygmy cories for scavengers.

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Get rid of your diggers and use pygmy cories for scavengers.
No can do - too attached. Well, to the clowns and the dojo loach anyway. I'm trying to catch the horseface loaches (3) , but they bury themselves when they're scared and are very difficult to catch. I have some corys, and you're right, they are very well behaved. The clowns and the horsefaces are really the worst of my offenders. Oh, well. Maybe I'll just have to live w/o a ground cover. Can't have it all!
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Can you relocate them long enough for the microsword to get some decent roots going?

If you can catch them... someone on here recently recommended using a PVC pipe to catch loaches; you let them get used to it as their new "cave" then just put your hands or a net over both hands and lift!





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Can you relocate them long enough for the microsword to get some decent roots going?

If you can catch them... someone on here recently recommended using a PVC pipe to catch loaches; you let them get used to it as their new "cave" then just put your hands or a net over both hands and lift!
Ooohhh - very good idea! I'll have to try that!
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