plant spacing

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Dolly Sprint 16v, 18 Apr 2009.

  1. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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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.

    Regards

    Paul.
     
  2. Superman

    Superman Member

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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!
     
  3. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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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.

    Regards
    Paul
     
  4. Superman

    Superman Member

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

    Mark Evans Expert

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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:
     
  6. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    1 cm cube and about 3 - 4 cm apart.

    Paul.
     
  7. JenCliBee

    JenCliBee Member

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


    thanks jen
     
  8. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    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.
     
  9. JenCliBee

    JenCliBee Member

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

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