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post #11 of 17 Old 12-10-2013, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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With regards to attaching plants. Could this be done in a bucket outside while I'm waiting for the Xmas tree to come down and my new tank to be started up.
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-10-2013, 01:13 PM
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I don't attatch my plants too well because my cichlids like to redecorate a lot. Id rather wake up to find my plant floating in the tank than to find shredded pieces of the plant with the rhizome still firmly attatched. I'll be interested to follow this thread because I'm trying to learn about plants having not kept any till recently. Thanks

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post #13 of 17 Old 12-11-2013, 07:13 AM
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yes why not…nothing worse waiting for the tree and being board swell
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #14 of 17 Old 12-11-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Just for you willow. The offending object.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-11-2013, 08:49 PM
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When you say you get better rooting from a rougher surface. When attaching to bog wood would it be worth sanding the surface to make it not so smooth, or even putting some cuts into the wood.

As these are not in substrate would I need to add fertiliser?
As Willow as said already they will manage to find a way. It just takes much longer and is hard for them to. Wood is usually not a problem in getting plants to attach too. Rocks on the hand can be. If they are too smooth it is difficult for them.
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-12-2013, 05:35 AM
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ooooooo christmas tree…not offending at all it's lovely !!
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-12-2013, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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ooooooo christmas tree…not offending at all it's lovely !!
thank you for sharing
of course its offending its stopping me putting my next tank up

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