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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-18-2014, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help on Replanting.

Hi guys first of all thanks to you all. I learned so many things from you guys. I started my planted tank and its doing good. I have some plants background plants i.e cabomba and amazon swords. Initially I planted it anyhow but now its growing so now I wanna change its position, Is that possible? Should I remove the plants and place anywhere? or if ill uproot them than will they die?
please help on uprooting and replanting.
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It's possible, but the swords will have massive roots and it's caused problems for me in the past. I'd do it sooner than later and try not to do it again. I gave up on my swords, they quickly out grow my set up.


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Okay nice to hear that. Swords are almost in the middle part of the tank so I want to push it back.. how about cabomba? will they be safe if ill uproot them and replant ?
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Just do it carefully, so as not to damage or snap any of the root systems. As pointed out above, Sword plants tend to have massive root systems, so be especially careful with them, but generally speaking you aren't going to kill these types of plants by moving them.

The only plants that are notorious for "dying" as a result of movement are Crypts, and they don't actually die. They just melt and then re-grow once things stabilize again.
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Alright. by the way I can see some white kind of thread type thing attached to the cabomba and it goes under the substrate, what is that thing?
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No idea — could you upload a photo of it?
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Ok ill do it now and my melon sword is producing bubble, from its root the bubbles comes out. is there a problem with the melon sword?

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Here is the image of that white kinda thing. its attached to the cabomba and goes right down the substrate.
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Those are runners. Cabomba can be propagated by trimming the plant just below where those runners are coming off the plant and re-planting the clipping elsewhere.

If you trim the runners off entirely, the plant should "bush out" more.

I'm not sure what you mean by bubbles with the Melon Sword. When you up-rooted it bubbles came up? Did they have a smell at all? My guess is it's just a trapped pocket of methane gas.
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okay.. about melon sword, its growing really well and i havent uprooted it or did anything. the bubble just come out from the susbstrate exactly where the melon sword is planted. the bubble just comes once in an hour or so.
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You may have just trapped air beneath it, or you have a methane build up. Do you use planting tongs or tweezers? If so, just use them to poke around the plant into the substrate to break up any built up gasses.
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okay thanks IDR for the great help.
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