couple of cuba questions (established that is!)

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by fourmations, 7 Jul 2009.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi all

    a large portion of my cuba has become up-rooted
    through a vigourous cleaning

    any tips on how to bed it down,
    will it re-root if i weight it down

    the sustrate is pea gravel with sand and flourite sand
    but the sand has all sunk as you can imagine

    other question is a bit silly perhaps...

    could i sit my mini landscape rocks on my cuba carpet
    (not placed first and grown around as usual)

    i wnat to do this do i can play with layouts and
    that it would be dead easy to clean the rocks and it will also
    sit them up a bit as they are not a big as i would have liked

    would the cuba rot under the stones, most likely i imagine
    but would it matter, would it just fertilise the other plants?
    would it be a disaster? any thoughts?

    btw, when a big portion of my cuba carpet was up rooted
    there was piles of mulm on the substrate under it!



    rgds

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  2. mi5haha

    mi5haha Newly Registered

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    A lazy way is to find some small pieces of stainless wire mesh, put HC cuba on it (well spread), and cover them with a nylon mesh, and then bury (does not matter) the stainless wire mesh into the gravel again.
     
  3. AdAndrews

    AdAndrews Member

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    cut it all up with sharp scissors and re-plant with tweezers
     
  4. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    thanks guys

    i was hoping i wouldnt have to replant it in sections
    but i probably will

    any thoughts on my second question about
    setting rocks on top of a cuba carpet

    rgds

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  5. a1Matt

    a1Matt Member

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    Bromley
    When that happens to me I just pile gravel on top of the HC to weight it down, then wait for it to grow up through the gravel again.
    Seems a waste to stick rocks on top of HC as it will deifnitely kill it off. Much better to give the HC away here on UKAPS ;)
     

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