Tips and tricks for handling plants in the aquarium

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Aqua Essentials, 1 Jan 2009.

  1. Aqua Essentials

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  2. Nick16

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    that will sure help me, i never get how you have to trim the plant within an inch of its life! i have some E.parvulus (dwarf hair grass i think) and it has never grown, but i havent trimmed it, should i do this?
     
  3. Thomas McMillan

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    ^ Seperate it into plantlets (just pull the plant apart into clumps just above the root), trim the roots back a bit and then trim the leaves right back. This should promote a lot of new growth.

    Nice video, it should help a lot of newbies to planted tanks.
     
  4. Behold

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    Triming plants is not an issue its spliting them im not always good at. although the amazon swords i asked about when i uprooted it it was already split so that was easy.
     
  5. zed

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    Excellent videos, thanks.

    If only I'd known to leave the 1cm of wool on my HC when planting :rolleyes:

    It's been two weeks, and after some initial leaf death and re-birth it seems like it's going okay. Is it a big issue if the wool was fully removed? Will the HC have any problems anchoring itself to the substrate/gravel?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Thomas McMillan

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    Great! :D
     
  8. peaches

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    Extremely useful. I wish I had seen this yesterday before I made over my tank!

    I suppose I need some kit eg tongs and scissors.
     
  9. Simon D

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    Can Glosso be treated the same way as HC?

    I assume it's the same process for planting?
     

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