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Planting Dry???

Dwarf-P.

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i am getting a 35litre arcadia arc tank which will house a dwarf puffer, and some shrimps, i want to plant this and i am going for plants like HC, P.HELFERI, java fern, i was wondering if it was best to plant dry without the water or wet with water in, my only concern with dry is that i dont want to spend 3 hours planting god damn it HC and then have it all ruined when i put the water in
 

Dwarf-P.

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ok but will the plants lift up with the water level as it would be pulling the longer leaves up to the surface?- or would this only happen to the plants that i havnt planted deep enough
 

aaronnorth

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Dwarf-P. said:
ok but will the plants lift up with the water level as it would be pulling the longer leaves up to the surface?- or would this only happen to the plants that i havnt planted deep enough

plant as deep as you can, max 2cm as there is no need for it to be deeper. You could also get some substrate and create a mound around the base which will help a little.
You could just add enough water to cover the substrate/ carpet plants - it may not be as bad then
 

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