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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Can you plant things too close together?

So I just got an online shipment of plants for my tank last night and did some planting. Considering that it's my first attempt at a planted freshwater tank, I am not sure if I did it correctly.

Would you say that I planted things too close together? Any critiques are welcome as I'd like to know what will make my tank looking better!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 09:17 PM
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It looks generally OK except that bumch of stem plants I the left corner stem okants if planted all clumped together they amay not root well andin n the long run may die

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If that plant is not a clump then ur fine I think

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The only issue I see is some plants grow faster and can spread. You will just have to see how it goes. You might just have to trim some more than others. Looks good.
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Awesome looking tank! I think it looks good

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 10:11 PM
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I think you'll be just fine. Look at tanks that are "heavily planted". As along as you give the plants the right amount of light, co2, and fertilizer they will grow.
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So glad I posted this. So some of the stemmed plants were in bunches in the back corner. So i took everything out and replanted them one stem at a time. Then I realized how much planted I bought....

Maybe I'll take the leftovers to the LFS.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2014, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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also realized how much i hate planteding stems.....
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