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Re: [APD] new plants!
Speaking not from experience, but from reading so many other's
recommendations, it is best to separate almost all "carpet" plants
into small plantlets or small bunches, and plant them separately. A
square foot of micro swords is really a lot!!
On Dec 23, 2006, at 7:08 AM, John F. Hess wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I just got my assortment of plants plus 1 square foot of micro swords
> from aquariumplants.com today and planted them in my bare (bare as in
> no plants) 55g tank. I do not have a plan, but am just trying to see
> what happens and unfortunately, learn how to grow plants. Some of
> the plants have leaves at the ends of stems, some are frilly, some
> are cuttings wrapped at the base with lead. I expect things to go
> wrong and learn from my mistakes, so for now, the plants are just
> planted. Unfortunately, the order does not come with a key, so I
> don't know what I was sent.
> First question: the square foot of micro swords is in fact a square
> foot of micro swords all grown together like sod. I could rip or cut
> it into smaller pieces, but for now, it's in the tank in one piece.
> the question is, how do I plant it? It wants to float. Untangling
> each plant and planting it separately is not going to happen. I
> grabbed handfuls of gravel and used it to weigh the plants down, but
> should I continue this and very evenly scatter some sand/gravel down
> on the plants and try to work in down into the root area?
> I'll be reading plant forums now, but helpful tips with regard to
> planting the plants are appreciated, such as how important is it to
> bury the roots and leave the crown exposed from the substrate? You
> can kill terrestrial plants by planting them too deep. Same with
> aquatic plants?
> John F. Hess, Davis California johnfhess at comcast_net
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