Planting Tutorials

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by mfcphil, 1 Feb 2010.

  1. mfcphil

    mfcphil Member

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    Where are all the decent planting tutorials?

    With how best to plant your new plants....and what goes best with what and where
     
  2. Dolly Sprint 16v

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  3. mfcphil

    mfcphil Member

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    Cheers Paul

    But what I was loking for was how people planted their plants...

    I had a post recently where Clive had suggested my stems were too close together, so I was looking for pointers or advice on how other people do it...

    how many stems together?
    how far do they put them apart?
    what position in tank?

    that kind of thing
     
  4. Dolly Sprint 16v

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    Phil

    Stem plants are planted individually and approx 1 - 3" apart and as for position have a look at this web site - pick your position / difficulty rating and they advise what to plant.

    http://aquarium-gardening.com/results.php?category=5

    and

    http://www.plantgeek.net/plantguide.php

    Regards
    Paul.
     
  5. mfcphil

    mfcphil Member

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    Cheers Paul

    I know its such a basic question but all you ever read is plant it mid fore or background or plant in bunch....sure you get what I mean :)
     
  6. JamesM

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    It depends on the look you're going for, and time you have to grow the scape you desire.

    Amano plants his stems in tight groups, around 3-5 stems at a time with no space around them at all. You simply cannot achieve a lush thicket of growth any other way.
     
  7. andyh

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    I am with james, depends on the look your trying to achieve in my kitchen tank i planted heavily and lots together to create a dense NA style scape. Compared to others on here i planted double what others have done, it depends on many factors, how quick you want to achieve the look and probably the most important one....cost!
     

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