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Planting in ADA Amazonia substrate?

Does anyone know any tricks to planting in this substrate. I lowered the water level , but when I attempted to get my plants to stay in place, they had absolutely no purchase and floated right out. HELP!

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It can be frustrating. I definitely know how you feel.

You just have to experiment with different angles of holding the plant in your tweezers, and dig 'em in deep. Then, once it's in, you can make a small little pile of dirt around the root to help prevent it from floating back up.
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If planting with tweezer, once you put the plant deep inside the substrate i would still have the tweezers inside the substrate and wiggle a little so the substrate falls in while i take the tweezers out. Hope that part makes sense. Then i would push some more around the surrounding area to stabilize it.
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If planting with tweezer, once you put the plant deep inside the substrate i would still have the tweezers inside the substrate and wiggle a little so the substrate falls in while i take the tweezers out. Hope that part makes sense. Then i would push some more around the surrounding area to stabilize it.
Thats how I do it, also if its having a hard time rooting then I will put it in the substrate and slowly "open" the tweezers so that the substrate will surround the plant and help keep it in place.


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helps if the substrate is pretty deep... around 2.75-3 inches. if you have loaches/cories, it can make life more difficult when planting certain plants.

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