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Old 01-14-2011, 08:48 AM   #1
 
Moving Plants

What is the best way to move plants from one location to another.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
 
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by hand?
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
 
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by hand?

LOL!!!

Well you will want to get a crane and ... LOL j/k

Just be careful to try and not tear the roots out when you pull them up. I have moved my plants so many times and even broken the roots and they still survive.

I think you will be surprised at the resiliency of aquatic plants.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:52 AM   #4
 
Should you fertilize them right after you move them?
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:39 AM   #5
 
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nope. only do the normal fertilizing. what do you fertilize with? dosing once a week is suffice.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #6
 
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Are you just moving plants around in the tank or are you shipping them?

If you're just moving them within the tank, just gently pull them up and replant them. Try not to do this too many times so try to decide exactly where you want them before replanting them. Plants like swords take movement easily as long as it's not too often. Plants like crypts can melt with any kind of move, but will bounce back eventually if they do.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:50 PM   #7
 
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I recently switched my substrate... and what i did to move my plants was rather than pulling them up, I dug my hand underneath the gravel and gently lifted, and kind of sifted the rocks through my fingers and away from the plants repeatedly until the roots were free and the plants just floated up.
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