How to plant HC emersed with plain gravel? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 20
How to plant HC emersed with plain gravel?

Hi, I recently put my 4g 25cm cube nursery tank down and try to transform it into a nano planted tank. As I was browsing through the forum I found that you can grow HC or carpet plants emersed, I find this very interesting because it seems really easy and I would like to have carpet plants in my tank. So the question is, I do have very fine river gravels, about 1 1/2 inch deep, I can provide 24w lights from a desktop lamp. If I am not getting ADA soil how would I be able to grow them emersed? Would just putting Seachem Flourish tabs help?

TIA
pandacat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 11:22 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
eyebeatbadgers's Avatar
 
PTrader: (62/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Posts: 2,485
Send a message via AIM to eyebeatbadgers
It is possible to grow HC emersed with inert substrate. You will need to mist the plants with fertilized water, using tank water from another aquarium that is EI dosed will work. Flourish root tabs would be minimally effective, since all the plants won't be able to access the tabs, just the ones directly above.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
eyebeatbadgers is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 20
thanks for the reply.
huh, the root tabs sure work much differently from what I had thought, I personally have never used it, but did do a little search on it on the forum, I thought if you put one it, areas around it would get nutrients, and hence I don't have a great deal of area(25cm X 25cm) in the tank, thinking a tab or 2 would solve the problem.

The EI dose? Sorry pretty new to planted tank, if you are talking about liquid ferts i have excel and flourish comprehensive.
pandacat is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 01:23 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (20/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: North Sierra's CA
Posts: 868
Some have grown HC between netting so then the gravel can surround it. I took the HC the I got planted and dropped it in my tank to let it adjust. Its been two weeks. I now will place it in a whole in a rock I glued a sheet of plastic so I could put soil in the hole. That was done a couple of days ago.
I also used Seachem plant products but they can get costly for the Macro's you need. He is a web site that talks about (EI) dry ferts that are tons cheaper.
http://www.barrreport.com/estimative...chy-folks.html

Tom Barr is "Plantbrain" on here

75g, pair of gold rams , ABN, 1 adult 2 young discus, 2oto's, 6ADF's, 3 anglefish. 96w 6700k-light 6hrs raised, No C02, Excel, EI dry macro's and micro's, Eheim 2126, 18w UV, 2 Nano 270 powerhead. wall of bubbles for more O2 for such a deep tank.
Crystalview is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by eyebeatbadgers View Post
It is possible to grow HC emersed with inert substrate. You will need to mist the plants with fertilized water, using tank water from another aquarium that is EI dosed will work. Flourish root tabs would be minimally effective, since all the plants won't be able to access the tabs, just the ones directly above.
Even if I just mist the plants with EI dosed water, can it get help HC as HC gets nutrients from the roots?
pandacat is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 11:48 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
eyebeatbadgers's Avatar
 
PTrader: (62/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Posts: 2,485
Send a message via AIM to eyebeatbadgers
Yes. Nutrients are taken in through the leaves and roots. The water level will be just below the surface of the sand, so once roots develop, growth accelerates very rapidly.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
eyebeatbadgers is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome