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last weekend i bought some callitrichoides Cuba - 3 pots from the TGM. Obviously I will divide the plants up into small clumps, can any advise on the ideal spacing of these clumps so it produces the carpet effect once established.

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Paul.
 

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It is best to plant it stem by stem to achive a quick carpet but can take an age to plant. Planting it stem by stem does mean you use fewer pots to cover an area.
Once I got a tropica pot of HC, used a razor blade to cut it into 6ths or 8ths and planted them about 2-3cm apart. It all depends on how much substrate area you want to cover and how quick you want the impact to be. The only problem I had with this method was making sure the bits stayed in the substrate!
 
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I have just log on to tropica web site and they advise to cut the plants into 1cm square cubes inc. 1 cm cube of the rock wool and plant in a 10cm square area. You must have been in your tank all day doing each individual stem as there are a lot of stem.

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Flyfisherman said:
I have just log on to tropica web site and they advise to cut the plants into 1cm square cubes inc. 1 cm cube of the rock wool and plant in a 10cm square area. You must have been in your tank all day doing each individual stem as there are a lot of stem.

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Paul
Took me a few hours to plant my nano carefully, I think Steve too ages on his 90cm!
 

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i did this via 1 cm cubes.

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and that way ended up looking like this.....

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both ways work great, but single stem planting allows larger areas to be covered with a smaller amount.

a tad over grown i know.... :oops:
 
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JenCliBee said:
sorry to but in, but is this cut into cubes with the rock wool? or with it removed?


thanks jen
Jen
Actual cut the plants and rock wool into 1 cm cubes and plant. If you log onto tropica web site there is a video to review explaning how to plant.

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Flyfisherman said:
JenCliBee said:
sorry to but in, but is this cut into cubes with the rock wool? or with it removed?


thanks jen
Jen
Actual cut the plants and rock wool into 1 cm cubes and plant. If you log onto tropica web site there is a video to review explaning how to plant.

Regards
Paul.

Cheers m8, i'll go take a gander :)
 
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