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Re:Plant Weights - An alternative?

In a message dated 5/7/2002 3:59:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Then I’d use the slot to fit small, awkward to root plants into the inner 
> hole, mounting it so it lightly grips their stems just above the root.
> Next, I’d burry this ring just below the surface of the gravel. The large 
> diameter of the ring should prevent the plant from breaking free of the 
> gravel, as it would act like an anchor rather than a weight.
> Within a few weeks, however, the cardboard should loose its consistency and 
> begin to break down, freeing the now rooted plant from any growth 
> restrictions.
> I think the main drawback would be pollution. Anyone have any idea about 
> what small amounts of decomposing cardboard will have on a tanks biological 
> load? It is after all just wood pulp.
> I’d appreciate any feedback the APD members have to contribute.
> Cheers,
> Ian.

 Or you can buy a pair of tweezers. They work like a charm. I always used to 
try and use whatever I could to hold down stem plants. I couldn't believe it 
how easy it was once I bought my first pair of 12" tweezers from the hardware 
store for a 1.89

Jeff Vamos
cessnabum1 at aol_com

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