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post #11 of 15 Old 11-05-2009, 03:28 PM
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ok so seachem flourish comprehensive suppliment for planted aquariums...got it, i will go purchase some later today. i currently have my java fern stuck in the substrate so i will go attach it to my piece of drift wood....any suggestions on what to attach it with??
Black thread works fine, just enough to hold it down; the new roots will quickly affix the plant to wood or rock. Usually I just wrap the roots around the wood or rock, to sort of weigh it down underneath if that makes sense, and the plant quickly attaches itself. B.

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-05-2009, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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got it....i will go find some thread and put it on the wood

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ok so i just got back from the LFS and theyhad the flourish you recommended so i went ahead and purchased it and added 2mL to my tank. although......i can not figure out how to attatch my java fern to the driftwood with out it tipping over

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ok so i just got back from the LFS and theyhad the flourish you recommended so i went ahead and purchased it and added 2mL to my tank. although......i can not figure out how to attatch my java fern to the driftwood with out it tipping over
Can't help you with that I'm afraid. Too far away.

Use the recommended dose of Flourish the first couple of weeks, only once a week, careful not to overdose. Plants will accustomize to nutrient changes slowly better than sudden. After maybe 3 weeks, if the plants look under-nourished, try a second weekly dose. This has to balance the light and CO2 or algae will take control.

Have fun, and ask us if anything comes up.

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thanks for all your help byron!! You mean u dont want to make a day trip to good ol'sunny florida?!?! no.....i think i got it tied right this time. i originally had it tied with the string parallel with the bottom of the plant and now i have it perpendicular and it seems to be staying up right...i will denfinatley ask if i have anymore questions!!

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