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How the heck do you plant those pygmy-micro(scopic) chain swords?!?! I just spent an hour trying to get a bunch of them to stay in the eco-complete in my daughter's tank. What a mess. It's like trying to bury individual strands of hair!

I finally managed to get them pinned down- right side up? Up side down? Well, yes. All of the above. Will they sort themselves out eventually?

And this is AFTER I spent the afternoon picking rock wool out of the roots. UGH. My eyes will never be the same.
 

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Yup a PITA and they will sort themselves out. I replanted a bunch this afternoon as well and feel the same way. Also helps to trim them back after planting (another PITA job to catch all the stray ends) but it does seem to make them root faster. Good news.. the hard part is over!
 

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I used a pair of long tweezers lol, and to catch the trimmins, I turn on the filter and put a very large net in front of it, so when the filter pulls and then pushes the trimmings, they go right into the net
 
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