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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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How do you plant HC in the substrate?

So that when it grows/spreads the new plants root in the substrate too?

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get very thin thread and tie it do a small rock to keep it down, and once it roots, youll be fine. its not a hard plant to grow, but the tying down/planting is what makes it a very difficult plant to keep. make sure you don't have any loaches or corys or crayfish in your tank, they'll dig it up. shrimp might be okay, depending on their size and type.

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I have 2 or 3 corys in a 75 gallon tank. I haven't noticed them uprooting it, but I guess they could be.

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I think part of the problem may be that my substrate is not fine enough.

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Break them into individual strands and then insert each sprig with tweezers. Space them out in a sort of checkerboard pattern. They take a short while to get rooted but once they do, they grow quite fast. As long as your light is high enough, they will grow horizontal. Upwards growth may indicate that the light source is not sufficient.

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