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Help with Tropica 1-2-Grow amounts

PorridgeO

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I’m taking my first step into aquascaping and high-tech planted aquariums. This may sound a silly question but I wondered if I could ask about 1-2-grow plants and how many you tend to need.

My tank is 81cm wide and 38cm deep. I am largely trying to copy a Brazilian style I have seen and the layout will be similar to this, which is a roughly similar size tank (a little bigger):

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One difference is that I won’t be using the HC/Eleocharis and instead will just stick with the Monte Carlo and LB. So for where the HC/Eleocharis is indicated, that will be more MC/LB.

Could anyone give me an idea of how many of each 1-2-grow pots I will need of each species. I’ve read that one portion of a plant can cover a 5cm x 5cm space. Is that right? If so, the Tropica descriptions suggests each plant has 6-8 potions, is that right? I might have my own answer if so.

Sorry for the silly question. Just want to get my first order as right as I can, rather than massively under or worse, over!

Really appreciate any help offered.
 

plantnoobdude

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I never buy more than one portion per plant…. Split it up as much as possible, and plant. If you plant clumps they melt and also they float up more.
 

plantnoobdude

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Thanks for the reply. So even for the MC and LB which is in a few different places, you would only buy one tub? Is 11-12 tubs really going to be enough for that scape?
Yes, the pots come with a lot of plants. I would also reconsider the blyxa in the foreground, it will grow quite large!
 

PorridgeO

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Yes, the pots come with a lot of plants. I would also reconsider the blyxa in the foreground, it will grow quite large!
Thank you, that’s really kind. The above is from the scaper himself (from Aqua Green) but I did wonder about the blyxa. I may move it slightly so that is amongst the Rotala, or keep it firmly at the side of the tank at the ‘front’ of the background
 
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