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post #11 of 12 Old 01-20-2011, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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At the moment I have two plants which are potted. I have just pushed the pot down in the gravel. Is this correct?

Likewise I have another three which are some foam padding with a metal clasp.
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-21-2011, 10:09 AM
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The foam padding with clasp are likely stem plants... Just remove the padding and clasp, remove the bottom few leaves, and stick the stem in the gravel.

The potted plants-
the pots should be removed, and bury the roots. (Be sure not to bury them too deep.)


To attach plants to a piece of wood, I tie it on with cotton string or fishing line. Tight enough to hold it, but not too tight that it cuts into the rhizome.


I think the only time you have 'too many plants' is if you don't leave fish to swim. My tanks typically have lots and lots of plants.... Byrons too. It would really depend on the fish....
Tetras and active fish like a lot of swimming room... You should only plant the back and sides (plus maybe a short foreground plant.)

With rasboras and gouramis, you can plant a lot more, and livebearers seem to like weaving through dense plant material...

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