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Transplanting HC from potting soil to aquarium gravel - tips?

Is this a possibility?
I am growing HC in potting soil, Should I or can I just pull the hc up and put it into my aquarium?

anyone done this before? any tips? ie should i remove all potting soil from the roots, should I submerge or still remain emmerge in the aquarium...


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 10:18 PM
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Just pull them up, swish the HC in a bucket of water to get rid of most of the soil, then re-plant it into your aquarium.

You'll get a bit of die-off during the acclimation phase. It might look like all the HC is dying...but it SHOULD come back.
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Should I super soak the aquarium water with ferts and CO2? to make the acclimation easier for the HC?

had success with this in your tanks?


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never supersoak the tank with ferts and CO2, youll get MASSIVE algae blooms. so watch out. if you do a quick rinse-off, the HC should be fine if you replant it submerged.

good luck with this, HC looks awesome when its grown in around the tank!

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I wanted to supersat since, the HC is going from a very very rich substrate (potting soil) to something relatively inert (Schultz potting soil)


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