03-02-2011, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Inga
The other issue for me is getting them straight. I just got done putting them back into the substrate again. I took great pains to put them in just a few stems at a time so they would get light all the way down to the roots. Well, When I finished I stood in front of the tank to look at a job well done and I see that they all lean the same way (back toward the back of the tank) Ugh! Slo my tank is currently unbalanced but I can't for the life of me figure out what I should do to fix it. Right now, It looks like someone just dropped the plants all in and let them land where they may. :)
I took out some of the wood too as it just seemed like too much wood and not enough plants. At the rate I am going soon I will have all Sword plants in my tank. At least the fish cannot uproot them so easily.
Not that you'd want to do this but here's something I do for stem plants that works great. I have a 6gl tank that has very find sand in it for substrate. The sand is so fine it's a piece of cake to push the stems in and they stay. This little tank is well lit and I put my stem plants in it and in about a week's time to 10 days they have good roots growing on them, I uproot them and than replant in my bigger tanks. It's my little 6gl propagation tank. I keep my RCS in this tank. I also put all my cuttings from the big tanks into this tank and once they have roots then it's back to the big tanks.
Just what you need, another tank, lol. But at 6gl it's super easy to take care of. Just a thought.